Region: Southeast Asia
Referred to as Asian ketchup and named after the small Thailand town of Sri Racha, sriracha has taken the culinary world by storm. Red hot, sweet, and tangy, the now ubiquitous sauce is made by blending red chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, salt, and sugar.
Thai Mango Dip
2 ripe mangoes, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup coconut milk (reduced fat, if desired)
1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
Juice of 1/2 lime
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined but still slightly chunky. (If you over-blend, the mixture will be too saucy.) Serve with tortilla chips, cooked shrimp, or sliced fruit.
Also great for: Salad dressings, curries, pizza, and mac and cheese (really!).