Weekend Cook and Tell: Sriracha!

It's time Weekend Cook and Tell! Every Wednesday we browse through the food sections of various national newspapers and come up with an article or recipe to inspire a weekend cooking project. We want all of you to cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos.

This week's inspiration comes from an article in The New York Times about one of my favorite condiments, sriracha. Commonly thought of as a Thai or Vietnamese sauce, sriracha was actually conceived in America by David Tran was is Chinese and grew up in Vietnam. Sriracha is endlessly versatile, it's sweet and spicy kick goes with nearly everything; pizza, eggs, sushi, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, tacos, the list goes on and on. Jean-Georges Vongerichten uses sriracha in all of his restaurants, as an addition to hollandaise sauce, and in an egg wash for batter fried foods such as crab cakes and fried oysters. The Kogi Taco Truck uses sriracha exclusively for their Korean tacos. Even chain restaurants like P.F. Chang's and Applebee's are getting in on the sriracha game with spicy dishes like dynamite shrimp.

This weekend we are going to be cooking with sriracha. Sriracha spiked egg salad, hot wings, chili or barbecue, anything goes! Spice up some chops or steaks with a sriracha marinade, top a burger with sriracha aioli, just a few ideas.

Keep us posted over the weekend and let us know what kind of spicy stuff you are cooking up. Show us your photos on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes in Talk with comments on this thread! If you'd like to blog along from home, leave a link to your Cook and Tell blog post in the comments. Next Wednesday we will be posting a round up of your photos and recipes. We can't wait to see what all of you are going to be cooking up over the weekend!


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