My little sister is on top of all things spicy and gourmet. (Oh, and for a while, vegan, but that's sort of beside the point.) So, of course, she's been obsessed with Sriracha sauce forever. She'd use the bright red hot sauce on just about anything, much like our mom has always used Tabasco sauce and I'm currently obsessed with Cholula. I never really thought to cross over to the Sriracha side until recently ... Because now, it's everywhere!
Named for the coast city of Si Racha, in the Chonburi Province of Eastern Thailand, the bright red hot sauce was originally meant to be served at local seafood restaurants. Now, it's a proposed new flavor of potato chips, an obvious accompaniment to beef tacos, and showing up on the tables of pizza joints.
But how can you really capitalize on the goodness that is Sriracha and what's so great about it anyway?