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

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The addition of sriracha hot sauce and buttermilk dressing only sweetens the deal. Fox News, "9 Easter side dishes perfect for Sunday brunch," 14 Apr. 2017 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha, 2 tablespoons water, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Peanut Noodles with Chicken," 25 July 2018 The chef, Justin Ottervanger, prepares gastro-pub fare like sriracha deviled eggs, baby back ribs, pizza, beef tartare, mussels, and hanger steak frites. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Soogil, From a Former Hanjan Chef, Opens in the East Village," 9 Jan. 2018 Dress the blend with spicy aioli, sweet eel sauce, pineapple sauce or sriracha. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here's where to get a poké bowl in Indianapolis, including 5 new restaurants," 31 May 2018 Even more of a kick came from the honey-sriracha dipping sauce. Tim Smith,, "Despite slow service, The Grill at Harryman House offers plenty of reasons to linger," 8 Mar. 2018 These were nice, clean flavors, as in the Eating Rainbow burrito: salmon and tuna plus avocado, cucumber, lettuce, masago and honey-sriracha aioli ($14). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sushi burritos find a tasty home in Sushi Go's Bay View restaurant," 29 May 2018 Chefs skip the usual fried fish dinners in favor of tuna poke tacos with caramel soy vinaigrette and sriracha aioli. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Every restaurant you'll try at IndyStar Wine & Food Experience," 25 June 2018 At the center, Ms. Mam could use the computers, eat lunch, use some of the sriracha hot sauce stocked in the minifridge and hang out with other Asian students. Linda K. Wertheimer, New York Times, "At Middlesex Community College, Extra Help for Asian Students," 5 June 2018

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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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