Sriracha Spiked Artichoke Dip

by Robin on December 27, 2011

in Fruits and Veggies, recipes, side dishes

 

Who doesn’t love a good artichoke dip? We’ve all got a favorite artichoke dip recipe, right? For the most part, they are nearly the same with perhaps a few random ingredients here and there to make one just a tad different from the next.

I’m no different…my basic recipe goes something like this:

Sriracha Spiked Artichoke Dip

2 cans artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped

1 cup mayonnaise (or 1/2 cup mayo and 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt)

1 cup Parmesean cheese

1 T onion, chopped fine

1 generous squirt of Sriracha sauce

Mix, bake at 350 and serve with pita chips or any cracker you wish.

Yep-you read right-that’s Sriracha sauce. The tangy, spicy and unique flavor has been a staple in my cooking for many years and while I don’t bring it out that often, it always delivers. It’s just the right bite of “wow, what IS that?” and “ohh, spicy!” that you want to hear out of the mouths of your guests once they’ve sampled the dish.

Once known only as a street food condiment, Sriracha has popped up all over mainstream restaurant menus and on the shelves of the condiment sections of local grocery stores. What’s in it that makes it so addictive?

From the huyfong.com website:  Sriracha is made from sun ripen chilies which are ground into a smooth paste along with garlic and packaged in a convenient squeeze bottle. It is excellent in soups, sauces, pastas, pizzas, hot dogs, hamburgers, chow mein or on anything else to give it a delicious, spicy taste.

What do you spike with Sriracha sauce? 

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Photo: Iblogwhatibake.com

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel Z December 27, 2011 at 10:57 am

Brussels Sprouts! I steam the sprouts then do a light saute with a good squirt of sriracha. So very good.

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Robin December 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Rachel-that sounds delish! I’ve never thought to do that–but am now going to try it..

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LindySez December 27, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Nice easy twist on an old favorite. My hubby’s granddad used to make the artichoke dip for Christmas day every year…I don’t know he would put sriracha in but I would…Cheers

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Kym January 31, 2013 at 10:27 am

My daughter and her friends at school like it on their pizza – it’s actually a really nice addition!

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KAT January 31, 2013 at 10:37 am

Best alternative to Tabasco EVER

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