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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Because I Wanted To Type The Words 'Cock Sauce'

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 9:12 AM

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Sure, the Thai hot sauce known as Sriracha (alternately known as Cock Sauce due to the big rooster on the bottle -- don't ask why it's not just called Rooster Sauce) consists of only five simple ingredients, but they may be the best ingredients ever: chilies, garlic, vinegar, salt and sugar. As Gourmet.com's Alan Sytsma writes "that combination is far greater than the sum of its parts." Truer words were never spoken. Sytsma also chimes in with some enlightening background on Cock Sauce:

"Sriracha is, like Champagne in France, a region. And in Thailand, one can get different sauces from Sriracha, just as one can get different wines from Champagne. In fact, if you hunt around, you can get those sauces here, too."

Even as a longtime Tabasco partisan, I concede that Cock Sauce (heh) rivals the classic Avery Island fire juice in terms of pure versatility -- it goes good on just about anything, and perhaps not coincidentally, Tabasco consists of three of the very same ingredients: red pepper, vinegar and salt. Now, without further ado, let the burn begin. (via The Grinder)

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-- Brian Bernbaum

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