The United Nations of Condiments in my Fridge

Sriracha chili sauces

Sriracha chili sauces (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I was shopping at Trader Joe’s last week and picked up a bottle of sriracha to read the ingredients.  Everything lead me to believe this was a gluten-free condiment so I brought it home.  Lately, I have read about sriracha everywhere as the new “it” condiment for food.


I did a quick Google search to figure out which country would be joining my already crowded refrigerator…stay with me here.  Sriracha is commonly found in a couple of varieties, one is a Thai and one is Vietnamese.  It has a nice fire that builds after the first few tastes, but is not so painful that you are gulping milk to cool the burn.   It really is for pho or a quick kick to noodle dishes, but I used it on roasted potatoes.


Sriracha is the name for a Thai hot sauce name...

Sriracha is the name for a Thai hot sauce named after the coastal city of Si Racha, in the Chonburi Province of central Thailand, where it was first produced for dishes served at local seafood restaurants. It is a paste of chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. This version is made by Huy Fong Foods, Inc., in Rosemead, California, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Sriracha joins the condiments in my refrigerator from all over the globe:







Soy Sauce

Teriyaki Sauce

Ketchup, Mustard and Mayo

So I have the US, Mexico, the Middle East and Greece, and a bunch of Asian companies covered in my refrigerated United Nations of condiments.  All of the varieties in my refrigerator are gluten-free.

I need a little bit more European representation and something from India…although I ALWAYS have a frozen Palek Paneer entree in my freezer!

It is incredible to me that these wordly condiments are part of my normal repertoire of good things to eat. I am so happy that all of these are gluten-free because variety is the spice of life!

Kendall Egan

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