Chili Hot Sauce Recipe - Sriracha Style

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This from White on Rice Couple - it has the proper ingredients to provide heat (Rooster Sriracha uses red jalapenos), tang, sweet & umami. The original poster suggests using within a week - I betcha it will last a great deal longer with proper refrigeration in a nice glass jar. She also suggests starting with 1/2 the chili peppers - I suggest switching to red jalapenos if the fire of red Thai peppers may be a bit much for you. Anyway, thank you so very much Diane - we will be making this once our jalapenos (M & Grande) ripen later this summer. Tip - Three Crabs fish sauce is nice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove stems of chili peppers, rinse clean. Blot dry with paper towel. Wearing rubber gloves, mince the chili peppers. The smaller the cut, the smoother your final sauce will be.
  2. In sauce pan, heat oil then add minced garlic and shallots. Over medium-high heat saute for a about 1 minute or until light brown and fragrant. (don’t burn your garlic!).
  3. Add tomato sauce and minced chili peppers. Let sauce come to a simmer then lower heat to keep at a low simmer. Add fish sauce, vinegar, and sugar. Mix well.
  4. Continue simmering sauce for about 5 minutes. This will break down the chili peppers and soften them to create the smooth consistency.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  6. Transfer sauce to blender and blend till smooth or until most of the chili pepper skin and seeds break down- preferably on the “liquefy” mode.
  7. Taste the hot sauce. Further customize the hot sauce to your liking: add more sugar, vinegar or water. Blend one last time till smooth. Pour into clean, air tight jar and refrigerate. Use within about 1 week.