sriracha

noun
sri·​ra·​cha | \ sə-ˈrä-chə How to pronounce sriracha (audio) , sē-, nonstandard srə- \

Definition of sriracha

: a pungent sauce that is made from hot peppers pureed with usually garlic, sugar, salt, and vinegar and that is typically used as a condiment

Examples of sriracha in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All orders come with bean sprouts, Thai basil, jalapenos, limes, hoisin sauce, sriracha and chili oil. Larrisa Beth Turner, The Salt Lake Tribune, "8 places in Utah to get soups to go this winter," 25 Dec. 2020 Together, that puts the pair far ahead of competitors like Tabasco and Huy Fong Foods, the maker of sriracha sauce. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Frank's Red Hot owner buys Cholula in $800 million deal," 24 Nov. 2020 Make the glaze: In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the marmalade, soy sauce, ginger, sriracha and five-spice powder. Washington Post, "Orange-sriracha glazed duck and roasted fruit are a stunning sheet-pan dinner combination," 10 Nov. 2020 The addition of the sriracha really bring out the sweetness of the lobster meat and is my absolute favorite. Hannah N Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Gurney's Newport," 1 Nov. 2020 In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together peanut butter, vinegar, water, sriracha sauce, soy sauce, gingerroot, sugar and garlic. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Creamy peanut butter dressing brings whole-wheat pasta salad to life," 31 Oct. 2020 Walsh’s book provides recipes for tons of pepper sauces and salsas — including riffs on classics like Frank’s RedHot and sriracha — plus recipes for spicy dishes. Emmy Favilla, CNN Underscored, "The best hot sauces you can buy online," 14 Sep. 2020 Along with New York-style slices, the pizzeria will boast a menu of 10 eye-popping pies and six hoagies, served alongside Brgr Stop’s usual menu of carnivalesque hamburgers, boozy milkshakes and root-beer-sriracha chicken wings. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Pandemic pizza: Fort Lauderdale pizzeria The Pig and the Pie pops up inside hamburger joint Brgr Stop," 5 Aug. 2020 Makes ¾ cup 1 tablespoon pickle juice or cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sriracha (optional) Stir everything together and keep chilled until ready to use. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Restaurant french fries don't travel well. Here's how to make great ones at home," 26 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of sriracha

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sriracha

borrowed from Thai sriracha (Royal Thai Institute Romanization), sǐ:rá:tɕhá: (phonetic), after Si Racha (Sri Racha, Sri Raja), town in Chonburi Province, Thailand, where the sauce was allegedly first made

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The first known use of sriracha was in 1984

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Last Updated

26 Jan 2021

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“Sriracha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sriracha. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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