Condiments Category

Condiments
Condiments from around the world.
A1 Sauce
This is a steak sauce similar to Pickapeppa and Heinz 57.
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aioli, garlic mayonnaise
aioli
Aioli is usually a mixture of mayonnaise and garlic. But it can be a mixture of olive oil and garlic.
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anchovy paste
anchovy paste
Supermarkets carry tubes of anchovy paste, usually near the canned tuna.
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Asian barbecue sauce
Asian barbecue sauce
This is made with oil, soy sauce, and other seasonings. Don't confuse it with the much sweeter American barbecue sauce.
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banana catsup
Available in Asian food stores. This brownish sauce is often colored red to resemble tomato catsup.
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barbecue sauce, barbeque sauce, BBQ sauce
barbecue sauce
See the Kansas City BBQ Sauce recipe, Yet Another BBQ Sauce recipe, both posted by RecipeSource.com.
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bean sauce, bean paste, brown bean paste, brown bean sauce, mo yuen shih
bean sauce
This salty brown sauce is made from fermented soybeans, and is available in cans or jars. If you buy it in a can, transfer it into a jar. It can then be stored indefinitely in the refrigerator. Chinese bean sauce isn't as salty as Thai bean sauce.
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berbere sauce
This is a spicy sauce made with berbera powder and other spices.
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bernaise sauce
bernaise sauce
Bernaise sauce is similar to hollandaise sauce. It is often served with beef and chicken.
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black bean sauce
black bean sauce
This is made from fermented black beans. A variation is hot black bean sauce, which has chile paste added, and black bean sauce with garlic. See the Asian Black Bean Sauce posting on RecipeSource.com.
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chee hou sauce, che hau sauce, chu hou paste
chee hou sauce
This braising sauce is made from soybeans, garlic, and ginger. Look for it in the condiments section of Asian markets
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chile paste, Asian chile paste, chile paste with garlic, chili garlic sauce
chile paste
This is a blend of hot chile peppers, garlic, oil, and salt that's commonly used in Asian cuisine. Includes: Chinese chile (or chili) paste = Szechuan chile (or chili) paste = Sichuan chile (or chili) paste = chile paste with garlic, Korean chile paste, and Vietnamese chile paste = tuong ot toi Vietnam = prik kaeng, which is hotter than the Chinese chile paste. See also separate entries for these other chile pastes: nam prik pao, chile bean paste, sambal oelek, and sambal bajak.
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chile verde sauce, green chile sauce, salsa verde
chile verde sauce
This is a mild green sauce often used to stew pork
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chili bean paste, bean paste with chili, chili bean sauce, hot bean paste
chili bean paste
This reddish-brown sauce is made from fermented soybeans and hot chilies. It's very hot.
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chili garlic sauce, chili garlic sauce, Hot garlic sauce, Tuong ?t T?i
chili garlic sauce
Chili garlic sauce is a spicy garlicy paste used to flavor dishes.
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Chinese mustard, Chinese hot mustard
Chinese mustard
Chinese mustard is ground mustard seeds and water. It can be very spicy.
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coconut egg jam, coconut jam, kaya
coconut egg jam
Southeast Asians spread this exquisite jam on toast, but it would also be great on ice cream. Look for small cans of it in Asian markets. Visit the Coconut Egg Jam recipe page, or the Kaya, Traditional Coconut Jam page.
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Dijon mustard
Dijon mustard
Grey Poupon and French's are well-regarded brands. See the Dijon Mustard recipe posting on Recipesource.com.
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dwen jang, customary soy bean paste
dwen jang
This is a salty Korean bean paste.
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fish sauce, fish gravy, garum, nam pla, nuoc mam, patis, shottsuru
fish sauce
Fish sauce is typically made from anchovies or other small fish fermented in salt. It is used to flavor many dishes. It is very common in Asian cooking. The romans called it Garum and it was a widely used flavoring in Roman times. Filipino fish sauce that isn't as highly regarded as the Vietnamese or Thai versions, and shottsuru, a Japanese fish sauce. Red Boat, a Vietnamese fish sauce, is thought to be very similar to garum.
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guacamole
guacamole
Guacamole is an avocado based spread. It is commonly used as a dip or a spread on sandwiches and hamburgers. Spices are often added.
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harissa, heriseh, Tunisian chile paste
harissa
This is a hot North African paste that's used as a meat rub or (mixed with water or oil) as a condiment.
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hoisin sauce
hoisin sauce
This is a sweet and garlicky bean sauce that's often used as a dipping sauce. Available in Asian markets and in many large supermarkets.
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Hollandaise Sauce
Hollandaise Sauce
You can cheat and buy this in cans, but the tinny flavor will rat you out. To make your own: See the recipes for Hollandaise Sauce, Hollandaise Sauce--Microwave or Quickie Hollandaise Sauce posted on RecipeSource.com.
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horseradish (prepared), beet horseradish, Creamed horseradish
horseradish (prepared)
This pungent condiment goes well with meats and fish, and it’s a key ingredient in cocktail sauce. It’s best to buy horseradish in small amounts and store it in the refrigerator—it turns dark and loses much of its bite after a few months. Look for it in the deli case. Varieties: The most common is white horseradish, which is made with vinegar. Creamed horseradish = cream-style horseradish has a little mayonnaise and/or sour cream added; horseradish sauce has a lot. Red horseradish = beet horseradish is made with beet juice.
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hot pepper sauce, Hot sauce
hot pepper sauce
Three well-known brands are Tabasco sauce, Louisiana hot sauce, and the thicker Pickapeppa sauce.
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huli-huli sauce
huli-huli sauce
This Hawaiian condiment is made with soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger juice, and other ingredients. It's used to flavor meats.
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hummus
hummus
Hummus is a creamy butter made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and other spices. It is good as a spread on bread or crackers.
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kacang saus
This is an Indonesian peanut sauce.
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kecap manis
kecap manis
This thick, dark sauce is the Indonesian ancester of ketchup. Look for it in Indonesian markets.
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