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Condiment & Sauces

Updated: Apr 26, 2023

Easy to make Condiment and Sauces with Oak City Spice Blends

Are you tired of the same old condiments and sauces? Look no further! We've curated a list of the most exciting and delicious recipes that will elevate your culinary game. From traditional aioli to unique relishes and vinaigrettes, we have something for everyone. These recipes are easy to create and can be whipped up within minutes, perfect for any meal. So why settle for boring condiments when you can impress your guests and taste buds with these flavorful options? Let's get cooking!


Aioli:

Aioli is a traditional Mediterranean sauce that originated in the Provence region of France. It's made by combining garlic, egg yolks, and olive oil. The name aioli comes from the words "ail" (garlic) and "oli" (oil) in the Provençal language. The sauce is typically served as a condiment for seafood, vegetables, and grilled meats.

Eastern Mediterranean Aioli:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 large egg yolks

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, lemon juice, minced garlic, Dijon mustard and No. 23 Eastern Mediterranean Spice Blend.

Gradually whisk in the olive oil and vegetable oil, pouring in a thin, steady stream while continuously whisking.

Continue whisking until the aioli is thick and creamy.

Season the aioli with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve the aioli immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

This Eastern Mediterranean aioli is a perfect dip for vegetables or crackers, or as a condiment for sandwiches or grilled meats. Enjoy!


Butter (Flavored):

Flavored butter, also known as compound butter, is a popular ingredient in many cuisines around the world. It's made by mixing butter with various ingredients, such as herbs, spices, or fruits, to create a unique and flavorful spread. Some popular examples of flavored butter include garlic butter, honey butter, and herb butter. Flavored butter has been enjoyed for centuries, dating back to medieval times.

Italian Compound Butter:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, combine the room temperature butter, No. 14 La Spezia Italy Spice Blend, salt, and black pepper.

Use a fork to mix all the ingredients together until evenly combined.

Transfer the butter mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap, shaping it into a log or a cylinder.

Roll the plastic wrap tightly around the butter and twist the ends to seal it completely.

Chill the butter in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or until it is firm.

Once the butter is chilled and firm, slice it into rounds and serve it immediately, or store the butter in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

This Italian Compound Butter is a perfect accompaniment to crusty bread, grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or pasta dishes. The rich, herby butter is sure to add an extra touch of flavor to any meal. Enjoy!


Chutney:

Chutney is a condiment that originated in India and has been enjoyed for centuries. It's typically made from a mixture of fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, and vinegar. Chutneys can be sweet or savory and range in flavor from mild to spicy. They're often served with curries, rice, and other Indian dishes, as well as with cheese and crackers.

Spicy Mango Chutney

Ingredients:

2 cups diced fresh mango (about 2 medium-sized mangoes)

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/4 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup water

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions:

In a saucepan, combine the diced mango, chopped red onion, white vinegar, brown sugar, water, No. 6 Baharat Spice Blend, salt, and red pepper flakes (if using).

Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer the chutney, stirring occasionally, for about 20-25 minutes or until the mango is soft and the mixture has thickened.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the chutney to cool to room temperature.

Transfer the cooled chutney to a blender or food processor and blend until it reaches your desired consistency. If you prefer a chunkier chutney, pulse the blender a few times.

Serve the spicy mango chutney immediately or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

This spicy mango chutney is a delicious accompaniment to grilled meats, curries, and rice dishes. The combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors makes this chutney a unique addition to any meal. Enjoy!


Dip:

Dip is a type of sauce that's typically used for dipping vegetables, crackers, chips, or other foods. It can be made from a variety of ingredients, including sour cream, yogurt, mayonnaise, and cream cheese. Dips have been enjoyed for centuries, with some of the earliest recorded dips dating back to ancient Egypt and Rome.

Moretum

Ingredients:

1 small head of garlic, peeled

1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional: bread, vegetables, or crackers for dipping

Instructions:

In a mortar and pestle or a food processor, combine the garlic, No. 51 An Herb Spice Blend, and a pinch of salt.

Grind or process the ingredients until they form a paste.

Add the grated Pecorino Romano cheese and continue to grind or process until it is well combined.

Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while continuing to grind or process until the dip is smooth and well combined.

Taste the dip and season with salt and pepper as needed.

Transfer the Moretum to a serving dish and serve it immediately with bread, vegetables, or crackers for dipping.


Dressing:

Dressing is a sauce or vinaigrette that's typically used to flavor salads or vegetables. It's made by combining oil, vinegar, herbs, and other seasonings. Dressings have been enjoyed for centuries and can be found in many cuisines around the world.

Green Sauce Dressing (Salsa Verde)

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 anchovy fillets, finely chopped

2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/2 cup olive oil

Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped parsley, No. 93 Garden Delight Spice Blend, minced garlic, chopped anchovy fillets, and capers.

Whisk in the Dijon mustard and red wine vinegar until well combined.

Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking continuously, until the dressing is emulsified.

Season the dressing with salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer the green sauce dressing to a serving dish and serve it immediately with your favorite salad, roasted vegetables, or grilled meats.

This green sauce dressing is a unique and flavorful dressing that originated in medieval Europe. Its blend of herbs, anchovies, and capers makes it a great addition to any dish. Enjoy!


Drizzle:

Drizzle is a thin stream of liquid, typically used to add flavor or decoration to food. It can be made from a variety of ingredients, including syrup, melted chocolate, or honey. Drizzling is a common cooking technique that has been used for centuries.

Spiced Orange and Honey Drizzle Sauce

Ingredients:

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 2-3 oranges)

1/4 cup honey

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions:

In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, honey, No. 34 Sweet One Spice Blend, and salt over medium heat.

Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the mixture has reduced by half.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool slightly.

Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking continuously, until the spiced orange and honey drizzle sauce is emulsified.

Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Transfer the spiced orange and honey drizzle sauce to a serving dish and serve it immediately with your favorite dish such as grilled meats, roasted vegetables or salad.

This spiced orange and honey drizzle sauce has a warm and aromatic flavor from the cinnamon stick, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger, and a sweet touch from the honey and orange juice. It's easy to make and can add a special touch to any dish. Enjoy!


Glaze:

Glaze is a sweet or savory sauce that's typically used to coat baked goods or meats. It's made by combining sugar, honey, soy sauce, and other ingredients. Glazes have been used in cooking for centuries, with some of the earliest recorded glazes dating back to ancient China.

Chinese Hoisin Glaze

Ingredients:

1/2 cup hoisin sauce

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon grated ginger

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, minced garlic, grated ginger, and No. 65 Ying Yang Spice Blend until well combined.

Use a brush or a spoon to apply the glaze evenly over the meat.

Roast, grill, or bake the meat according to your preferred method, basting with the glaze every 10-15 minutes.

Once the meat is fully cooked, remove it from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

This Chinese hoisin glaze is a perfect way to add a sweet and tangy flavor to grilled or roasted meats. The hoisin sauce, a Chinese sauce made from soybeans, gives the glaze a rich and savory taste. Enjoy!


Marinade:

Marinade is a liquid mixture of herbs, spices, and other ingredients that's used to flavor and tenderize meat, fish, or vegetables. It's typically used before cooking, to allow the flavors to penetrate the food. Marinades have been used in cooking for centuries, with some of the earliest recorded marinades dating back to ancient Greece and Rome.

Spicy Buttermilk Marinade

Ingredients:

2 cups buttermilk

1/4 cup hot sauce

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and No. 33 Holy Smokes Spice Blend until well combined.

Pour the marinade over your meat of choice, making sure it's fully coated.

Cover the meat with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours, or overnight for best results.

Once the meat has marinated, remove it from the marinade and discard any excess marinade.

Grill, roast, or bake the meat according to your preferred method, until fully cooked.

This spicy buttermilk marinade is a unique and flavorful way to add Southern-style flair to your grilled or roasted meats. The combination of buttermilk, hot sauce, and smoked paprika gives the marinade a tangy and smoky flavor, while the Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder add depth and complexity. Enjoy!


Pesto:

Pesto is a sauce that originated in Italy and is made from a mixture of basil, garlic, olive oil, and pine nuts. It's typically used as a pasta sauce or as a condiment for sandwiches and other dishes. Pesto has been enjoyed in Italian cuisine for centuries.

Cilantro Lime Pesto

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh cilantro leaves, washed and dried

1/2 cup roasted and salted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions:

In a food processor, pulse the cilantro leaves, pepitas, and No. 7 Wiggly Piggly Spice Blend until finely chopped.

While the food processor is running, slowly add the lime juice and olive oil, and process until the pesto is smooth and creamy.

Taste the pesto and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Transfer the cilantro lime pesto to a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

This cilantro lime pesto is a unique twist on traditional pesto that has a bright, fresh flavor from the cilantro and lime juice, and a little bit of heat from the No. 7 Wiggly Piggly Spice Blend. It's perfect for adding a zesty kick to pasta dishes, sandwiches, and more. Enjoy!


Relish:

Relish is a type of condiment that's typically made from chopped vegetables, fruit, and vinegar. It's often served with hot dogs and other grilled meats. Relishes have been enjoyed in cooking for centuries, with some of the earliest recorded relishes dating back to ancient Rome.

Peach and Ginger Relish

Ingredients:

4 ripe peaches, peeled and diced

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, combine the diced peaches, honey, white wine vinegar, and No. 3 Pouldre Fine Spice Blend.

Stir the relish until well combined.

Transfer the peach and ginger relish to a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

This peach and ginger relish is a unique and flavorful condiment that is inspired by medieval cuisine. The combination of sweet peaches and aromatic spices creates a delicious balance of flavors that's sure to impress. Enjoy!


Salsa:

Salsa is a type of sauce that originated in Latin America and is typically made from tomatoes, onions, peppers, and other ingredients. It's often served with tortilla chips, as well as with tacos and other Mexican dishes. Salsa has been enjoyed in Latin American cuisine for centuries.

Maple Bacon Salsa

Ingredients:

1/2 cup diced cooked bacon

1/2 cup diced granny smith apple

1/2 cup diced red onion

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, combine the diced cooked bacon, diced granny smith apple, chopped red onion, and chopped fresh parsley.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, No. 19 Caribbean Nights Spice Blend, salt, and pepper.

Pour the maple syrup mixture over the bacon mixture and stir until well combined.

Transfer the maple bacon salsa to a serving dish and serve it immediately with tortilla chips, grilled meats, or tacos.

This maple bacon salsa is a unique and delicious twist on traditional salsa. The combination of salty bacon, tart apple, and sweet maple syrup creates a delicious balance of flavors and textures.


Sauce:

Sauce is a broad term that can refer to any type of liquid or semi-liquid mixture used to add flavor or moisture to food. Sauces can be made from a variety of ingredients, including tomatoes, cream, wine, and stock. They're often used as condiments or served over pasta, meat, or vegetables. Sauces have been enjoyed in cooking for centuries, with some of the earliest recorded sauces dating back to ancient Greece and Rome.

Egyptian Yogurt Sauce

Ingredients:

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 Tablespoons Parsley

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, combine the plain Greek yogurt, No. 28 Egyptian Baharat Spice Blend, freshly squeezed lemon juice, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh parsley.

Whisk the sauce until well combined.

Transfer the Egyptian Yogurt Sauce to a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Vinaigrette:

Vinaigrette is a type of dressing made from a mixture of vinegar, oil, and other ingredients, such as herbs and spices. It's typically used to flavor salads and vegetables. The name "vinaigrette" comes from the French word for "vinegar." Vinaigrettes have been enjoyed in French cuisine for centuries, with some of the earliest recorded vinaigrettes dating back to the 17th century.

Rosemary and Sage Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, and No. 18 Baden-Wurttemberg Spice Blend until well combined.

While whisking continuously, slowly pour in the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified and well combined.

Taste the vinaigrette and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Transfer the rosemary and sage vinaigrette to a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

This rosemary and sage vinaigrette is a flavorful and herbaceous condiment that's perfect for dressing salads or serving as a dipping sauce for grilled meats or vegetables. The combination of tangy red wine vinegar, sweet honey, and aromatic spice blend creates a delicious balance of flavors and textures. Enjoy!



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