The Ultimate Guide to Making Sriracha Mayo

By: admin   On: 31 March 2024 

The Ultimate Guide to Making Sriracha Mayo The Ultimate Guide to Making Sriracha Mayo

Like Hot & Tangy? Have you tried sriracha mayo yet? In this article, we'll take you through everything you need to know about making homemade sriracha mayo.

If you're a fan of spicy foods, then you must have tasted sriracha sauce at some point in your life. This iconic condiment is known for its unique blend of heat and tanginess, making it a favourite amongst foodies and chefs alike. But have you tried sriracha mayo yet? This spicy mayonnaise sauce is a super tasty addition to, well just about anything. In this article, we'll take you through everything you need to know about making homemade sriracha mayo.

What is Sriracha?

Sriracha is a type of hot sauce, originally from Thailand, made from chilli peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. Its tangy, spicy, and slightly sweet flavour has gained it immense popularity worldwide, and it is now a staple condiment in many kitchens.

How hot is sriracha?

Sriracha is considered moderately spicy on the Scoville scale. It ranks at about 1,000-2,500 Scoville heat units (SHU). For comparison, Tabasco sauce ranks at about 2,500-5,000 SHU. So while it does provide a noticeable kick, it's not as fiery as some other hot sauces on the market. Its heat is balanced by its tangy, garlicky flavour, which also makes it exceptionally moreish. Even if you aren't a chilli head, you may find that sriracha keeps you going back for more.

Another excellent way of enjoying sriracha, and also turning down the heat, is to make your own sriracha mayonnaise. Which not only goes with absolutely everything but manages to elevate every single flavour too.

What is Sriracha Mayo Made of?

Sriracha mayo is a simple sauce made from two main ingredients - mayonnaise and sriracha sauce. Mayonnaise is made from oil, egg yolks, vinegar, salt and usually mustard. As we have seen, sriracha sauce is made from chilli peppers, garlic, vinegar, sugar, and salt. When these two ingredients are combined, they create a spicy and creamy sauce that is perfect for adding extra flavour and heat to your favourite dishes.

Super Easy Sriracha Mayo Recipe

Although you can buy ready-made sriracha mayo, we think it is far better to make it at home. That way you have complete control over the quality of your ingredients, and can also adjust the heat level to your liking. It couldn't be easier, especially if you use store-bought mayo. We do recommend giving it a go from scratch though. Once you discover how easy it is to make really good mayo at home you won't ever look back. Here's our basic sriracha mayonnaise recipe. Feel free to tweak it to your liking. Some people like to add extra garlic but we don't think it needs it. Keep it simple!

Sriracha Mayo Ingredients

So, what's this spicy mayo made of? You'll only need three ingredients to make it, and they are:

How to Make Homemade Sriracha Mayo

Making homemade Sriracha mayo is super easy, and only takes a few minutes.

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, and lime juice.
  2. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if necessary. If you want the sauce to be spicier, add more sriracha sauce.
  3. Transfer the sauce to an airtight container and refrigerate it until you're ready to use it.

How long will my homemade sriracha mayo keep?

Your homemade sriracha mayo can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. The key is proper storage: ensure it's kept in an airtight container and stored at a temperature less than 40°F (4°C). Always use a clean utensil when serving it, and never return unused sauce back to the jar.

But what if I want to make it from scratch? Can I make my own mayonnaise first?

How to Make Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade mayo is really not as scary as its reputation would have you believe. The best way is to use a stick blender and a tall container like the one the blender usually comes with. Using a whole egg makes it far more stable, helps it keep for longer, and the results are less eggy and closer to shop-bought mayo. Which is not always a bad thing, right?

Ingredients for homemade mayo

We use rice vinegar for its lovely mild sweet flavour.

  • 350ml sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp flaked sea salt
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 whole egg
  1. Pour the oil into the tall container (it often has measurements down the side).
  2. Add the salt and the vinegar.
  3. Crack the egg into a small bowl, without breaking the yolk.
  4. Pour the egg carefully down the side of the container, again so the yolk doesn't break. It is no major catastrophe if it does break, but it seems to help if it stays intact.
  5. Place the head of the stick blender over the yolk, and begin to blitz continuously. You will see ribbons of mayonnaise beginning to form at the bottom.
  6. Slowly move the blender upwards, allowing the mayonnaise to form around it.
  7. Once you reach the top of the oil, the mayo will be pretty much formed. Keep blitzing, on and off, moving the blender up and down to ensure everything is combined.
  8. Transfer to a clean glass jar.
  9. Keep in the fridge for up to two weeks; preferably use it within 1 week to be on the safe side.

How to Use Sriracha Mayo

Sriracha mayo is an incredibly versatile sauce that can be used in many ways. Here are some ideas:

  • Use it as a spread on burgers and sandwiches for an extra kick of heat and flavour.
  • Dip your fries, onion rings, or vegetables in this sauce for a zesty dip.
  • Drizzle it over grilled chicken, fish, or steak to add some depth of flavour to your dishes.
  • Mix it with your coleslaw or potato salad for a spicy twist on a classic side dish.

We hope you enjoyed this article and are ready to give our sriracha mayo recipe a go. If you're a fan of sriracha sauce and mayonnaise, then you're going to love it. This tasty spicy mayo is super easy to make at home, and it's perfect for elevating all your favourite dishes. Remember that you can always adjust the spiciness level of the sauce to your liking by adding more sriracha sauce.

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