Honey Sriracha Sauce Recipe | This homemade Sriracha sauce recipe is bursting with flavor while using only a handful of simple ingredients. This easy hot honey sauce is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and is a game-changer for all your favorite dishes. Drizzle it over my roasted Brussels sprouts, glaze grilled shrimp, or simply dip your favorite crispy fries in.
Do you love Sriracha sauce? Do you put it on everything like me, from eggs, burgers, to fries, to noodles.... etc? You'll probably love this Homemade Sriracha sauce then - it's spicy, sweet, savory, and tangy and I love it so much.
Cooking these ingredients together makes thick and sweet and spicy honey sauce. Heating the sauce for just a few minutes makes a sauce with a thinner consistency and is perfect for glazing or marinating. Cooking the sauce for a bit longer yields a thicker sauce, great for dipping fries or other appetizers into.
The sauce thickens in the fridge.
What is honey sriracha sauce?
Honey Sriracha sauce is a popular condiment made by combining honey and Sriracha hot sauce along with a few other varied ingredients. My Honey Sriracha Sauce recipe is cooked on the stovetop and made with butter, Sriracha, honey, lime juice, and sesame oil.
Is honey sriracha sauce spicy?
Honey Sriracha sauce is known for its sweet and spicy flavor profile, combining the natural sweetness of honey with the heat and tanginess of Sriracha. You can adjust how much honey and Sriracha sauce you use. Check my spice table below comparing common hot sauce.
What can you use honey sriracha sauce for?
Use this sauce as a glaze when cooking vegetables, chicken, or shrimp or use it as a dip for dumplings, spring rolls, breaded appetizers, or french fries.
See the recipe card for exact amounts.
To make this honey sriracha sauce, you'll just combine and heat the ingredients.
1. To a small saucepan, add the butter and sriracha sauce.
2. Next add the honey, lime juice, and sesame oil.
3. Heat over medium heat until the butter has melted and it comes to a boil.
4. Turn the heat down and let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes or so, or until it reaches the thickness you prefer.
Once the butter melts and the sauce has come together it will have a thinner consistency - this consistency is great for glazing shrimp, chicken or vegetables.
If you simmer the sauce for 5 minutes, it'll thicken up - this consistency is perfect for dipping.
Tips for making Honey Sriracha Sauce
What to serve Honey Sriracha Sauce with
This Honey Sriracha Sauce has so many uses, from a glaze for my Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts, chicken, or shrimp, to a dip for dumplings, spring rolls, fries, or breaded appetizers like my Portobello Fries. I think it would make a great burger sauce too.
If you like spicy sauces, try my Gochujang Aioli made from scratch.
Store the leftover cooled sauce in the fridge for about 5 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Sriracha sauce by itself tastes moderately spicy. When combined with honey in this sauce the honey mellows the heat, yielding a milder spice level.
|Hot Sauce/Pepper||Scoville Heat Units (SHU)||Heat Level|
|Tabasco Sauce||2,500 - 5,000||Medium-High Heat|
|Sriracha Sauce||2,200 - 2,500||Medium Heat|
|Jalapeno Pepper||2,500 - 8,000||Medium-Hot Heat|
|Frank's Hot Sauce||450 - 900||Mild Heat|
Honey Sriracha Sauce
- ¼ cup sriracha hot sauce
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling. Turn down to a simmer and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until starting to thicken.
- Remove from heat and either use immediately or cool and refrigerate.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.
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