DIY Sriracha “Rooster” Sauce

Impress your chili-head friends by busting out this homemade Sriracha-style hot sauce!

Written by Lisa Trifiro


Gunther Kirsch

Time Required: 9 Days

Cost: $5–$10


» 1¾ lbs ripe red chili peppers: Fresno, jalapeño, or serrano I used Fresno peppers here. Serranos are hotter.

» 3 Thai chili peppers for extra heat. Increase or decrease to taste.

» 3 cloves garlic

» 2 Tbsp garlic powder

» 2 Tbsp granulated sugar

» 1 Tbsp light brown sugar

» 1 Tbsp salt

» ½ cup distilled white vinegar Water as needed

» Vegetable oil (optional)

» Fish sauce (optional)


» Gloves

» Glass jar, wide mouth, 2lb or 1qt

» Bottles ...

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