Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Football, delicious food, friends, family....and plenty of Sriracha come to mind. If you're ready to add some kick to your favorite dishes this Thanksgiving, then this article is for you. It's time to add the spice to your favorite comfort foods. Read below to get ideas on how you can bring the heat to your Thanksgiving meal with these simple and spicy recipes.
Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without those steamy mashed potatoes. Whether you like your mashed potatoes cooked in the oven with sour cream, milk, butter and cream cheese (also known as "holiday mashed potatoes"), over the stove, mashed sweet potatoes, or "to-go" (hey we're not judging if you don't want to cook!), adding Sriracha sauce to your mashed potatoes will be a hit with your spicy lovin' crowd.
The idea is pretty simple. Grab your favorite mashed potato recipe and either mix in the Sriracha sauce to taste (we recommend about 1/4 of a cup) or just ignore that advice and add as much as you want. Or forget the gravy....just pour Sriracha sauce all over your mashed potatoes. Let it flow, baby!
Don't have a lot of time but you're still expected to bring a dish to share? (Great Aunt Mary will be so disappointed if you show up empty handed). Here's a simple recipe that you can try on your Thanksgiving rolls and still feel accomplished for making it...Sriracha butter! Who doesn't love a good roll or fresh warm bread right out of the oven? This easy sriracha butter recipe is brought to you by The Endless Meal.
Grab 2 sticks of your favorite salted butter (equal to one cup butter), and place in a bowl. Next measure 1/4 cup Sriracha sauce...or a little more if you want an extra kick. (We recommend pouring the whole bottle in...just kidding...kinda). Melt the salted butter for about 15-seconds in the microwave and gently mix in the sriracha sauce until well blended. Place in the fridge for at least an hour or two to help thicken the butter back up, and congratulations, chef, you just made delicious Sriracha butter. It's also something you can add to those mashed potatoes. Win-win!
You know that hangry feeling you get when you can smell the turkey but you're waiting for it to cook? You need something to snack on...and NOW. Maybe you're watching The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and would like a little crunch. Or maybe you're sitting with your buddies watching the game and need something salty (and spicy) to go with that beer before you dig into the bird. This Sriracha Ranch Dill Dip (kudos to Sugar Dish Me), is sure to be a fan favorite. It's great with pretzels, chips, fresh veggies, pitas....
Gather up these ingredients:
Literally just mix up all the ingredients, (which takes 5 minutes...), let chill, and enjoy. It's just the perfect mix of crisp and cool with a fiery kick. The longer it sits in the fridge, the more flavor and heat it soaks up. So consider making this the night before Thanksgiving. It's a thick dip and totally worth it.
What's Thanksgiving without the turkey? It's the main event. If you're feeling extra adventurous, turn up the heat by injecting your turkey with Sriracha. This recipe is brought to you by: Louisiana Kitchen & Culture. They call their recipe the "Hot and Spicy Injection" and it's good enough for one large turkey.
Gather these quick ingredients:
1 tablespoon garlic powder
Mix all the ingredients in a pan over medium heat until the salt disappears. Use your turkey injector (most are around ($7-$10 bucks), and inject the Sriracha mix into your turkey. Cook turkey as you normally would and be prepared to eat the heat!
Just pour Sriracha sauce over all your Thanksgiving food. Yes, everything. Even the pumpkin pie. C'mon, you know you want to!
Leap Day (Feb. 29th) only comes once every 4 years, basically. To celebrate, check out this list of 29 signs that validate your Sriracha obsession. How many are true for you?
"If you like Sriracha, then you will love these cookies! Chewy and chocolatey with a hint of chili heat." ~Steve Cylka, Recipe Developer~