This sriracha-nooch seasoning goes on everything that needs a little spicy kick. Tofu scrambles, avocado toast, popcorn, tacos and more! The nooch (nutritional yeast) adds an umami flavor that works perfectly with the heat of the sriracha to create a spicy and savory seasoning!
How to make this sriracha-nooch seasoning blend
Grab a bottle of sriracha. I couldn’t find my usual Rooster Sauce 🙁 , so found another brand. It still worked! Sriracha is such a perfect condiment. It’s like a little bottle of serotonin. It brightens up anything I put it on. So why not also have it in a powder form?
What is nooch? (Nutritional yeast)
Nooch is deactivated yeast, often a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It has a bold yellow color and a cheesy flavor. It’s typically fortified with vitamin B12, which is essential for all, but especially vegans who can’t get this through plant-based food. B12 is made naturally by bacteria in the soil, but food production systems are now so sanitized that supplementation is necessary. You can find nooch at Whole Foods in the bulk section, and it’s also sold in small containers near the baking or spice section in grocery stores.
How to transform sriracha into a powder
You’re going to flatten out 1/2 cup of sriracha across a silicone baking mat so it bakes evenly.
Step One: Pour the sriracha onto a silicone-lined baking sheet. Use a bench scraper or icing spatula and try to get the sriracha distributed as evenly across the mat as you can.
Step Two: Bake the sriracha. Oven temps will slightly vary, so you’ll need to keep an eye on it. You want the sriracha dried (the edges will be flaky and the center will be a bit bendy and shiny), but not burnt. Check on it after 30 minutes to prevent any burning.
Peel it off the silicone mat by bending it and flaking it off.
Step Three: Once all of the pieces and flakes are completely removed from the silicone mat, transfer the sriracha to a small blender and process until smooth. If you want the nooch to be flaky and not finely ground, just process the rest of the ingredients, then hand mix it into the powder afterwards.
How to use this seasoning
This seasoning goes on anything that loves sriracha, including:Print
This sriracha-nooch seasoning is for all sriracha lovers! The nooch (nutritional yeast) adds an umami flavor that works perfectly with the heat of the sriracha to create a spicy and savory seasoning!
for the seasoning
- 1/2 cup sriracha
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- a couple pinches of flaky sea salt
- Preheat your oven to 200.
- Line a baking sheet with a silpat. Pour the sriracha onto the silpat, spreading it as thinly and evenly as possible with a bench scraper or icing spatula.
- Place into the oven to bake for 45 minutes. Keep an eye on it, and check it after 30 minutes. You want the edges dry but not burnt. The center can still be shiny and pliable, but should not be wet. It will dry up a bit more after it cools.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. The thinnest-applied areas should be done—they will snap and flake easily when separated from the silpat, and have a matte-like appearance.
- Flake off and peel off the sriracha from the mat.
- Place the dried sriracha flakes and pieces along with the onion and garlic powders, cornstarch and salt into a small blender and process until powdery.
- If you want the nooch to remain chunky, don’t process it. Just mix it into the powder afterwards.
- Place into a covered container and store in a cool, dark place.
- It should keep for up to two weeks or longer.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
Keywords: sriracha seasoning, sriracha-nooch seasoning