Condiments and Sauces
A tangy, fresh-tasting ketchup is surprisingly easy to make at home.
This vibrantly orange dressing—from our friend Chef Tadashi Ono—was made famous by Japanese-American steak houses. It gets its incomparably clean flavor from puréed carrot and fresh ginger. Serve it simply tossed with crisp iceberg lettuce.
Order a curry in many Indian restaurants, and Major Grey's comes alongside it; in an English pub, a dollop might complement cheddar cheese. However it's served, this Anglo-Indian condiment is scrumptiously sweet and tangy.
Angela Tovar Morales, a cook at La Casa Dragones—the home of Casa Dragones Tequila in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico—gave us the recipe for her classic guacamole with fresh tortilla chips. For the best results, she suggests making it in a molcajete, or mortar and pestle.
This earthy toasted pumpkin seed salsa, a specialty of the Yucatán, is rich, thick, and satisfying. Serve it with tortilla chips for dipping.
Charred tomatoes give this vibrant red salsa a hint of sweetness and smoke.
Tropical fruit adds sweetness and acidity to this fragrant, spicy salsa. The tart pineapple is a perfect foil for rich meats, stewed chicken, and roasted fish.
This peanut-chile sauce, a take on a traditional salsa from Chiapas, Mexico, is delicious spooned on grilled chicken or shrimp.
These vinegary pickled chiles are an essential condiment for all kinds of street foods in Mexico.
Bright and fruity, this salsa is the perfect counterpoint to the richness of cheesy dishes and grilled meats.
Lime and jalapeño punch up SAVEUR executive food editor Todd Coleman's fresh take on cranberry sauce.
Red onions soak up the flavors of oregano and cumin in this classic pickle relish, served with fresh seafood in Yucatan, Mexico.
Vermouth adds sweet depth to these bar essentials, the key to a classic Gibson martini.
This recipe is inspired by rosl, a Jewish specialty from the Ukraine that calls for pickling beets in brine. The sweet, spiced beets are seasoned with orange zest and mustard seeds, and make for a delicious accompaniment to roast meats or fish.
This red wine vinegar is flavored with star anise and cloves, and makes an excellent all-purpose seasoning for everything from salad dressings to marinades.
This method delivers a brighter fresh-fruit flavor than jam made by cooking.
An abundance of fresh herbs makes up the bulk of this unique sauce, while apricot preserves add just a hint of sweetness.
This versatile, spicy syrup is a great way to preserve summer strawberries.
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Raw asparagus, carrots, and radishes get tossed with fresh mint and vinegar in this bright and crunchy slaw.
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