Beer batter is great for encasing all sorts of fryables in a light, crispy coat that browns up beautifully, but the one thing that beer batter is usually lacking is any sort of beery flavor. This is most likely the case due to the fact that the majority of beer batter recipes don't specify anything more than ounces of beer, with no accounting for style or flavor profile. These Arrogant Bastard Onion Rings solve that problem by being quite specific about the beer involved: big, boozy Arrogant Bastard Ale.
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While we're not quite sure who came up with the genius idea of pairing brussels sprouts with bacon, we'd like to thank them for not only creating a cool-weather side dish that is pretty much perfect, but also saving rescuing the sprouts from a life of stigma. Now that we've got the thank yous out of the way, let's talk about how to improve on this already awesome combo. If you ask the guys at Stone Brewing Co., their answer to improving pretty much anything is adding beer, and really, who are we to argue?
One might assume that a meager cup of Ruination would get lost in a sea of garlic and cheddar, but the IPA packs a wallop and cuts right through the rich soup, with bitterness and hops coming through in every spoonful. Just like extreme IPAs can be polarizing, this soup has the same love-it-or-hate-it hoppiness. Certainly not for the faint of palate, this this soup is best saved for diehard IPA lovers.
Sure, you can go out and buy a bottle of Sriracha for around $2.99, but doesn't making your own chili garlic sauce just sound like fun?
The Ultimate Sriracha Burger from The Sriracha Cookbook is a mouthful. It begins with a grilled patty infused with Sriracha and soy, and is topped with a towering pile of bacon caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, tomato, arugula, bacon, and an improbably delicious blue cheese-Sriracha dressing.
Having never purchased a can of SPAM before this Sriracha and SPAM Fried Rice from The Sriracha Cookbook was an eye opener. The first order of business was to find the stuff (no, they don't carry it at Whole Foods, don't bother asking). Once I got my hands on a can, it was time to pull the tab and extract the meat rectangle from it's navy blue metallic home. It slid out in a solid, albeit a little wobbly shape and smelled eerily similar to cat food. But I was undeterred, after all, my limited experience with SPAM in the past has been nothing but delicious and I had high hopes for this spicy fried rice
Honestly I never thought I'd find a wing recipe that would measure up to the classic Buffalo combo of Frank's Red Hot and butter. The honey-chipotle-barbecue wings usually pale in comparison to the vinegary, spicy original. But these Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings from The Sriracha Cookbook are a game changer when it comes to sweet-spicy wings.
There was no doubt in my mind that adding Sriracha mayo to deviled eggs would be a great success. These guys didn't disappoint. Spiciness from the the Sriracha was countered by the lightly sour heat of the Dijon, and rounded out by the richness of the egg yolks and mayo. They're addictively pop-able—eggy, spicy, salty and satisfying.
Ceviche might not be traditional Super Bowl fare, but the salsa-like qualities of this version make it a great accompaniment for tortilla chips. The heat of Sriracha along with chunks of tomato, avocado, and seafood give this Sriracha Ceviche all of the best qualities of guacamole, salsa fresca, and ceviche at once.
The Sriracha Cookbook is a small and appropriately bright red volume of recipes devoted to author Randy Clemens' love of the rooster sauce. Clemens has incorporated Sriracha into everything from condiments—think Sriracha-spiked Pesto and Tzatziki—to breakfast dishes, cocktails, and even dessert. Spiced Sriracha Truffles anyone? Enter to win a copy here.