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    Sub Sriracha for Thai chili garlic paste?

    I want to make a Thai chicken pizza from the KAF website for dinner tonight. The recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of Thai chili garlic paste as part of the chicken marinade. I don't have that in my pantry, but I do have Sriracha sauce. I really don't want another obscure condiment bottle sitting around. Do you think that would be okay to substitute; if so, do I need to change the quantity?
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    Yes, i think that would be a good sub. I love that stuff anyway!
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    I love the Thai chili garlic sauce but wouldn't hesitate to make the Sriracha sub.
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    I agree with the others. I wouldn't have a problem at all using the Sriracha sauce. I completely understand about having another partially used bottle of something.

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    I'd sub sambal oelek. If that is not an option, be aware that Sirracha is a lot sweeter. I never sub it for anything for that reason, but at only a teaspoon I am sure it won't kill the dish.
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    I don't find Sriracha sweet at all. And even if it were slightly sweet it wouldn't matter with Thai pizza. That sauce includes peanut butter, hoisin sauce, and honey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley View Post
    I don't find Sriracha sweet at all. And even if it were slightly sweet it wouldn't matter with Thai pizza. That sauce includes peanut butter, hoisin sauce, and honey.
    I did a search and could not find ingredients but definitely found at least one Thai website stating it has a sweeter taste than other hot sauces. I think this one is in the eye of the beholder--not only would I not sub with it, but I do taste it in stuff, i.e., it has an additional flavor, probably from the vinegar also, that you would not find in chili garlic sauce. However, as I noted, for anyone who likes Sriracha, at 1 teaspoon it would probably be fine.

    ETA I take it back! I did find ingredients and it definitely has sugar! And definitely vinegar too. I feel better now.

    http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog...-sriracha.html

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    One percent sugar doesn't amount to much sweetness. Maybe you're thinking of Thai sweet chili sauce. Now that's sweet! Sriracha is a Vietnamese/Thai-style hot sauce.

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    I think that for most people the sub would be fine. As much as I love good food, my palate is not sensitive enough to definitively distinguish between all these chili sauces/pastes! I get very confused even shopping for them. This kind of ingredient, for me, is more about adding a bit of heat than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley View Post
    One percent sugar doesn't amount to much sweetness. Maybe you're thinking of Thai sweet chili sauce. Now that's sweet! Sriracha is a Vietnamese/Thai-style hot sauce.
    I know what Sriracha is. Did you even read my link? Why would you assume I don't know what it is? I already said it seemed to depend on the palate. It tastes sweet to me and seeing as those others sauces do not have sugar and have much less vinegar, I can taste the difference. Sheesh!
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