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Old 21.06.2022, 09:40
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Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

The Mexican red jalapeno crop (the only source for real sriracha production) has failed after two years of severe drought in northern Mexico. Huy Fong Foods announced in April that it will not be able to make any sriracha this summer. There are other brands that pretend to be sriracha, but they are vastly inferior. Stock up if you see it...prices set to skyrocket.

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/17/11054...=1655796593503
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Old 21.06.2022, 10:07
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

Dried chilies (peppers) of all kinds are available at any Mexican food shop in CH and ready to turn them into delicious sauce.

Netherlands produces fresh habaneros, jalapeŮos, and others. I find them frequently at Coop. Considering the low demand in Europe, Netherlands has us covered
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Old 21.06.2022, 10:16
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

@Axa, I do make a slow-simmered sauce from guajillos and/or anchos, but it's very different from sriracha. There is no local source for dried chilis here or near our footprint in CH, and the online suppliers are either sold out or have doubled their prices. I mean, 10 euros for an 80g bag of anchos?? Yikes.
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Old 21.06.2022, 10:17
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

Too sweet anyhow. If there's a Lao Gan Ma shortage, then I'll be worried.
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

So do any of you have a really good homemade Sriracha recipe?

If the Garden Gods continue to smile upon us, we are looking at a fairly decent red jalapeŮo harvest.

OH makes a wicked fermented chili sauce, Tabasco-adjacent, but is keen to extend his repertoire. So any tried-and-true sriracha recipes would be much appreciated.
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Old 21.06.2022, 10:40
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

meloncollie, I've not tried it, but here's my friend David's recipe:

https://leitesculinaria.com/67202/re...cha-sauce.html
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

Is that what some call 'a first world problem'

reminds me of Catherine Tate's posh mummy, lol, and 'heard at Waitrose'

'oh Mummy, what are we going to do, they have run out of organic samphire'.


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Old 21.06.2022, 10:50
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

My local Asian market is getting raided this lunchtime
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Old 21.06.2022, 10:51
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Is that what some call 'a first world problem'
I'm pretty sure poor people in developing countries use chilis as a staple in most of their dishes.
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Old 21.06.2022, 10:55
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

Oh yes, poor fishermen have always used organic samphire too.

Only jesting.
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

Look, this just points out a problem that will occur increasingly in the next years. Crops will fail, and with the supply chains all balled up, things will become scarce or expensive. I would love for everyone to know the joy of producing home-made salsas, but some people don't have the know-how, time, equipment, or energy and simply want to glug on some sriracha. It will also affect restaurants, which are already struggling to provide good food at a reasonable price.
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Old 21.06.2022, 13:03
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Tom, absolutely. This may become a worldwide problem as the climate changes; as you say, many cultures get their vitamin C (and significant cultural grounding) in chilis. For us it may be a first world problem, but for them a disaster. And it's not just chilis.
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Old 21.06.2022, 13:03
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Look, this just points out a problem that will occur increasingly in the next years. Crops will fail, and with the supply chains all balled up, things will become scarce or expensive. I would love for everyone to know the joy of producing home-made salsas, but some people don't have the know-how, time, equipment, or energy and simply want to glug on some sriracha. It will also affect restaurants, which are already struggling to provide good food at a reasonable price.
I agree. Itís not really a laughing matter, it highlights something that could become a serious problem in so many areas over the coming years.

I donít even like the stuff so couldnít care less about the shortage but can appreciate the implications it has for so many other people.
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

Pile on, pile on.

Yes, there are going to be real issues, that will impact the poorest in society and all over the world.

Not quite sure stock piling the stuff here in Switzerland is going to alleviate this, really.

We may all have to get used to buy local foods and adjust. And get used to putting socks on, a vest and another top, when winter comes.
In many ways, it may well be a good thing to adjust to new conditions in many clever ways.
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

All well when you are in Switzerland. Lots of people do not have another vest and top to put on when winter comes and also do not have much choice what food they can buy, if any at all.......
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@Axa, I do make a slow-simmered sauce from guajillos and/or anchos, but it's very different from sriracha. There is no local source for dried chilis here or near our footprint in CH, and the online suppliers are either sold out or have doubled their prices. I mean, 10 euros for an 80g bag of anchos?? Yikes.
Well, no such thing as cheap groceries in CH I use to buy in a shop in Josefstrasse in Zurich. I found another one in Sursee (LU).

In case of emergency, I've bought lower quality habaneros at Turkish and Indian shops. In case of catastrophe there's the red thingies that say Thai in the box and always available at coop.

Salsas are optional , you can always chop them finely and sprinkle them over food.
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

Every now and then I find some ghost peppers and Nagas at Kaufland. I freeze them and grate that what I need where I need. Just have to be carefull when handling genetalia, your own or others afterwards.
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

I grow my own... typically I have a habanero, scotch bonnet, dorset naga (just to annoy friends, I don't like the lack of taste) growing year round in hydroponic.

This summer, I've started the big turkish chillis for pickling, thai birdseye, and chiliegino... all have started fruiting
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Re: Impending Sriracha Shortage!!

I'm covered, I'll ask my mom to buy a kilo or two of paprika from Szeged...
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