Yellow Sriracha, a fresh twist on the classic Sriracha, is still in its early stages but is rapidly turning heads. It’s become a trendy hit, thanks to Three Mountains, but don’t overlook the version by Flying Goose Brand either.
In the paragraphs to come, we’ll explore this golden sauce and find out what makes yellow Sriracha tick, the magic behind its making, and how to use it to spice up your dishes.
What Is Yellow Sriracha Made Of?
First off, yellow Sriracha’s main star is, you guessed it, yellow chilies.
These are the Yellow Thai peppers, not just your average red chili’s paler sibling.
These guys have a personality of their own, with a fruity citrus vibe, and a kind of “surprise” heat that sneaks up on you at the end.
They start green and mature into these beautiful yellow or orange shades.
Now, the rest of the ingredients in this sauce are somewhat familiar if you know your Sriracha: sugar (from coconuts, so it’s all tropical-like), garlic, vinegar and salt.
But here’s where it gets fun – some brands, like Flying Goose, might toss in some peanut traces for that nutty twist!
Some brands can even add shallots, tomato sauce, fish sauce, or rice vinegar for more flavor.
For the brand that is leading the parade, it’s a thai brand called Three Mountains, and thanks to Eastland Food Corporation, this spicy sauce’s been making its way around the U.S.
What Makes The Yellow Sriracha Yellow?
It’s all in the peppers, dear reader.
Yellow chili peppers, to be exact.
These aren’t just any old peppers trying to be different; they’ve got their own thing going on.
You see, these yellow chilies are kind of like the chill cousins of the red chili peppers. They’re spicy, but not “set your mouth on fire” spicy.
More like a friendly nudge of heat that says, “Hey, I’m here, but I won’t ruin your day.”
And then there’s this naturally sweet flavor they’ve got going on. It’s like they bring this tangy sweetness to the mix, making the sauce a bit more fun and lively.
What Does Yellow Sriracha Taste Like?
Yellow Sriracha doesn’t come at you with an immediate punch to the face like red Sriracha does, especially Huy Fongs’.
Nah, it’s a bit more sophisticated than that. It’s got this tangy sweetness that greets you like a warm, friendly handshake and then, right at the end, a lingering heat that’s like a playful pat on the back.
It’s hard to put it into words (I know, I know, I feel the same way), but it’s like a whole flavor journey in one bite. You get to taste all these layers before the heat shows up, fashionably late, just to remind you it’s there.
Comparing yellow to red Sriracha? Think of yellow as the more nuanced, not trying to steal the spotlight, but subtly enhancing whatever it touches. Its rich consistency and vibrant yellow-orange color just add to its charm.
Is Yellow Sriracha Spicy?
Well, the short answer is: not really, especially when you compare it to the red Sriracha that we all know and love (or fear).
The reason yellow Sriracha is milder is mostly down to the peppers used in it. Yellow peppers are like the chilled-out cousins of red peppers. They’re generally a bit milder and won’t knock your socks off with spiciness.
Plus, yellow Sriracha tends to have some added sugar, which is like throwing a little sweetness into the mix to tame the heat even more.
If we were to play the numbers game and slap a rating on it using the Scoville unit, we’re looking at somewhere around 1000 to 2000 SHU. That’s like the kiddie pool of spiciness, in the grand scheme of things.
It’s there, but it’s not going to set your mouth on fire or anything. And mind you, the guys at the three mountains brand didn’t give us an official rating, but that’s my best guess, and I’m sticking to it!
What Is Yellow Sriracha Good On?
Let’s dive into some ideas, shall we?
- Poke Bowls: Picture this – raw fish, rice, and all the fixings, with a drizzle of yellow Sriracha on top. It’s like a Hawaiian vacation for your taste buds. That tangy heat marries so well with the freshness of the ingredients. Yum!
- Avocado Toast: Ever tried this with yellow Sriracha? Oh boy, you’re in for a treat. Just spread that golden goodness over your toasted bread, add mashed avocado, salt, pepper, and lemon juice, and you’ve got breakfast (or a snack) with a kick.
- Chicken Salad: You want to jazz up a classic? Mix in some yellow Sriracha with mayonnaise, yogurt, or sour cream and toss it with your chicken, celery, grapes, and nuts. Boom! Creamy, crunchy, and a little bit sassy.
- Fried Rice: Stir-fry that cooked rice with some eggs, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, and green onions, then hit it with some yellow Sriracha. Your ordinary fried rice just became extraordinary. It’s like a flavor party in your mouth.
- Ramen: Feeling the need for some comforting noodle soup? Adding yellow Sriracha to your broth, noodles, and toppings takes your ramen to a new level. It warms you up with a gentle heat that’s just oh-so-satisfying.
What Is The Nutrition Of Yellow Sriracha?
The nutritional content of yellow Sriracha can be a bit of a moving target since it depends on the brand and what’s in it. That’s why i’ll only stick with the two big players in the game: Yellow Mountains and Flying Goose Sriracha. Those are the names you’ll probably spot on the shelves anyways!
Three Mountains Sriracha
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Flying Goose Sriracha