Condiments

Many of my favorite Condiments are tucked here and there throughout the blog, but I feel that even if they’re incorporated into another recipe, they deserve a home here, too.

If you’re looking for Salad Dressings, you’ll find them under Salads & Dressings.

  • Aji SalsaAji Salsa:  I’ve fallen in love with this simple salsa – although not married to it for life , this sweet/sour salsa will always have a place in my heart and my fridge! I’m sure you’ll love it, too!
  • Apricot Dipping SauceApricot Dipping Sauce: Simple with complex flavors for soft pretzels but it can be so much more. Reminiscent of a duck sauce, try it with dumplings or use it for a glaze for chicken or pork.
  • Asian Dipping Sauce xAsian Dipping Sauce: A simple little dipping sauce for dumplings, this only gets better with time. 30 minutes is great, but it just keeps getting better and better!
  • Bourbon Bacon JamBacon Bourbon Jam: Such flavor! Seriously, you’ll want to eat it with a spoon, but why, when there are so many ways to use it! Burger topping, in a dip, in a grilled cheese or added to a salad!
  • bell-pepper-tomato-salad-2Bell Pepper and Tomato Salad: This beautiful dish is a side and a salad all in one and is often used as a condiment. The slightly sweet, tangy sauce brings out the best in tomatoes.
  • Chili Lime Dipping SauceChili Lime Dipping Sauce: An absolutely outstanding little sauce that is great on a sandwich, with onion rings and especially good with Sweet Potato Fries. Vary the heat to your level.
  • Cajun GastriqueCajun Gastrique: What the heck is it? An intense blend of caramelized sugar, vinegar and Cajun spices. I use it in Shrimp & Grits but use it like a hot sauce for other dishes.
  • Caramelized Onions CrockpotCaramelized Onions: Links to three ways to make them and some of my favorite recipes to use them in. I always make extra and stash in the freezer for dip or topping burgers.
  • chermoulaChermoula Sauce: This vibrant, green sauce might remind you of Chimichurri, but it’s filled with herbs, spices and the surprise ingredient: nuts! It’s like a bright pick me up for anything roasted.
  • ChimichurriChimichurri: A tasty blend of herbs – this  is great the first day but mellows as it ages into a whole ‘nuther thing. A beautiful thing! Use on grilled steak or anything else your heart desires.
  • cranberry-sauce-bon-appetitOur Favorite Cranberry Sauce: Baked in the oven, this is super easy but the best part is it’s spiked with Grand Marnier. You may want to make extra! You might want it more than once a year!
  • cacik xCucumber Yogurt Sauce: Some may know this as Cacik, others as Tzatziki, but this little sauce has a million different uses. A gorgeous Cucumber Yogurt sauce.
  • Fire Roasted Salsa xFire Roasted Red Salsa: One of our favorites, a spicy, tangy salsa perfect of dipping chips or as a side for almost any Mexican dish. So easy and so much better (and cheaper) than store-bought.
  • chili sauceGarden Chili Sauce: An old-fashioned condiment that needs to be revived! Used much as a salsa, this is a surprising, confusing cacophony of flavors. Addictive!
  • cilantro lime oil xHerby Citrus Oils: See the page for Lentil Soup for a Cilantro Lime Oil, but mix this up in a variety of flavors to add a little pizzas to all kinds of  dishes, flavor croutons, breadcrumbs or dip!
  • honey-chipotle-barbecue-sauceHoney Chipotle Barbecue Sauce: Easy, no cook and just a handful of ingredients, this takes minutes to make. You’d never know by the taste, though. This is a keeper!
  • Pico de Gallo Salsa xPico de Gallo: The absolute classic salsa is a cinch to throw together at home. No reason, really to ever buy the stuff in the jar when this fresh, bright salsa is so quick and easy.
  • pineapple-mango-salsa-2Pineapple Mango Salsa: Destined to become a new family favorite this is bright, vibrant & fresh and just as good as a dipping salsa with your fave chips as a side for just about any “Island” meal.
  • Preserved LemonsPreserved Lemon: When the traditional method is too long, try this easy oven roasted preserved method – baked low and slow, it still takes time, but not weeks.
  • Pride of Deer xPride of Deer Camp Barbecue Sauce: A serious Arkansas vinegar based sauce. This is thin (like a hot sauce), peppery, and sensational. Use for mop, marinade & especially for pulled pork.
  • Tonkatsu SauceQuickie Tonkatsu Sauce: Often described as a Japanese “barbecue” sauce, this is a fun sauce to use for Tonkatsu or dipping any number of things. I serve it over grilled veggies.
  • ranchero xRanchero Sauce: A favorite sauce over omelettes, eggs or Mexican food, this is a simple, fresh garden sauce with just a bit of a sweet/sour twang. Quick & easy to make.
  • red-onion-marmalade-thumbnailRed Onion Marmalade: Red onion jam, Red Onion Confit, Caramelized Red Onions – all different names for the same thing: Rich, silky and tart, this should be in everyone’s fridge.
  • Shrimp Po Boy xRemoulade (Creole Mayonnaise): I wish I would have thought to snap a photo of this sauce – it’s excellent and my son just went nuts over it. Shown here, peeking out of a Shrimp Po’ Boy.
  • fried-green-tomatoes-3Spicy Remoulade: This one is just a bit different; tangy mustard and horseradish compliment just about anything it’s served with. We use it for our Fried Green Tomatoes.
  • Spicy Fried Chicken SandwichSeasoned Mayonnaise: Shown on my Spicy Chicken Sandwich, you’ll find a zillion ways to serve this! Fries, Onion Rings, or anything that you can dip can go with this!
  • Oven TomatoesSlow Roasted Oven Tomatoes: Hours in a low oven completely transform even a lackluster tomato. Use them in any number of dishes or salads or instead of roasted red peppers.
  • smoky-tomato-chutney-4Smoky Chipotle Tomato Chutney: A complex blending of spices, vinegar and a secret or two makes this one outstanding condiment – try it on crackers, in a sandwich or maybe a meatloaf.
  • tomato-jam-4Spicy Tomato Jam: Saucy with a hint of spice, this marvelous condiment can be dabbed onto crackers spread with goat or cream cheese or used in sandwiches, or any place ketchup could go.
  • Momofukus Ssam SauceSsam Sauce: A Korean sauce for wraps, it makes a marvelous condiment. Easy to whip up and fun to have on hand. Use in wraps or anywhere you’d like a bit of chili heat.
  • sour-cherry-compoteSour Cherry Compote: A little tart and not too sweet, this Sour Cherry Compote will make you rethink Cherries. A fantastic dessert sauce, it is tart enough to go savory.
  • Sweet Maple Bourbon Barbecue SauceSweet Bourbon Maple Barbecue Sauce: I’m whoo-hoo crazy about this sauce and I think you will be, too. Deep, earthy, sweet, tangy – I can think of a zillion uses for it.
  • Thousand Island Dressing - Mac Sauce xThousand Island Dressing: Known to the youngsters of today as “Mac” sauce, this simple dressing is great on hamburgers, Reubens and often used as a dipping sauce.

2 thoughts on “Condiments”

    1. Thanks, as I was writing this, I started thinking about my Grandparents and how they’d pull out all kinds from the fridge at every dinner and lunch.

      Pickles of all kinds and olives and little salads and other relishes, plus a number of condiments such as horseradish and mustards. Quite often in the summer, cucumber and onions in cream or slices of tomatoes, radishes.

      I always feel lucky, today, that I can open the internet or go through a magazine and find all kinds of options from throughout the world! This is one category I plan on adding more to!

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