Thanksgiving is almost here, and, in case you like your turkey with a little kick, we’re here to give you the best Sriracha recipes. Whether you’re celebrating with a small crowd or the entire family, Thanksgiving is just not the same without turkey. Looking for a hot and spicy turkey rub, or a Sriracha dipping sauce for your usual baked turkey recipe? Read on.
Sriracha Recipes for Thanksgiving
Perfect Roast Turkey (With a Spicy Twist)
There’s nothing like a roast turkey recipe to celebrate Thanksgiving. If you’re a Sriracha fan looking to incorporate this magical ingredient into the star of the Thanksgiving dinner, this recipe is perfect. In fact, this turkey recipe is from none other than the Barefoot Contessa herself. Then, to add some spice, we included a little touch of Sriracha. The ingredients are as follows:
- Stick of butter, melted
- Lemon, zested and juiced
- 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme
- Kosher salt
- 1 large bunch of thyme
- 1 whole lemon, halved
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Spanish onion, quartered
- 1 head of garlic, halved crosswise
- Sriracha sticks
Cooking instructions: Insert Sriracha sticks into the breast, thighs, and wings of the turkey, ensuring that each stick goes all the way through (more sticks equals spicier chicken). Rub salt and pepper inside the turkey cavity, and stuff it with the thyme, halved lemons, onion, and garlic. Mix all the butter mixture ingredients together, and then brush it outside the turkey. Roast the turkey for 2 1/2 hours or until the juices run clear.
Deep Fried Sriracha Turkey
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Want a little spicy twist on the usual Thanksgiving staple? This one’s for you. The original recipe comes from Tori Avey. The outcome is a delicious, crispy turkey with a rich flavor inside and out. You’ll need an 11 – 13 lbs. clean and defrosted turkey and the following for the marinade:
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 granulated garlic
- olive oil
- 2 tbsp. Sriracha
- 2 tbsp. kosher salt
You’ll also need a turkey deep fryer, a marinade injector, and a meat thermometer.
Cooking Instructions: Mix all the marinade ingredients together and inject them into the turkey. Make sure you target the thickest part of the meat. Go too far, and the needle will just go through to the hollow cavity of the turkey. Shoot too close to the skin, and it will just leak out. The best targets are the thighs and breasts. If you don’t have a marinade injector, you can opt for seasoning sticks. Additionally, Sriracha seasoning sticks are available if you want a hot and spicy bird!
Rub a bit of salt on the turkey skin, leave it in the fridge overnight, and deep fry the next day. The recommended cooking time is 3 – 5 minutes per pound of turkey.
Sriracha Turkey Breast
Serving a smaller crowd? Sriracha turkey breast is your best bet. It’s easy to prepare and incredibly delicious. We have tablespoon.com to thank for this wonderful recipe. You’ll need 2 lb. worth of turkey breast, a meat thermometer, and the following ingredients:
- 2 tbsp. Sriracha
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 large lemon
Cooking instructions: Mix the Sriracha and kosher salt together. Rub the combination on and under the turkey’s skin, making sure not to neglect any spots. If you want a flavor that more deeply seeps into the meat, you can also insert a couple of seasoning sticks. Wrap the turkey in plastic or foil and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes. In the meantime, line the bottom of the baking dish with sliced lemon rounds and preheat the oven to 450°F.
Then, place the turkey breast, skin side up, on the baking dish. Roast at 450°F for 15 minutes, then insert the meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat. Turn the heat down to 350°F, and continue baking until the temperature of the meat reaches 165°F. Remove from the oven and let the turkey rest for 10 minutes before serving. This recipe goes perfectly with the Sriracha gravy sauce that you’ll find below!
Want to infuse even your sauces with some spice? Sriracha gravy should be your Thanksgiving go-to. All you need is:
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 1/2 tbsp. Sriracha
- 3 tbsp. butter
- 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
Cooking instructions: Melt the butter and whisk in the flour until the mixture turns sandy brown. Pour in the chicken stock. Finally, stir in the Sriracha and sugar.
Looking for more creative sriracha recipes? Watch this video by Brothers Green Eats below:
These turkey recipes will be the stars of every Thanksgiving dinner, especially if you add the spice of Sriracha. Try these recipes with chicken or other meats for that wonderful spicy kick all year round!
Have other Sriracha recipes you’ll be trying this Thanksgiving? Tell us about them in the comments below!
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