Condiments cover a lot of possibilities; salad dressings, relishes, sauces, marinades, jams and other wonderful foods. Cranberry Orange Relish is in here, as well as other dressings and flavorful accompaniments.
Condiments add zip and zest to foods, and relishes or other side-dish type condiments add piquancy to a meal. Cranberry sauce can be added to sandwiches, and not just turkey! Vinaigrettes can be used as marinades or on sandwiches, in addition to the normal salads. Thai Red Curry Paste can be added to a soup to bring in added flavor.
So many condiments are used to create other condiments. Adding mustard to a vinaigrette, or chipotle to a mayonnaise, there are condiments galore to work with.
Gorgonzola Walnut Spread
One condiment that I have not worked with yet to date, is fresh horseradish root. I am planning to rectify that very soon, because I have been eating beets with prepared horseradish since my earliest years. I love that combination, which my Serbian grandmother made and served with her ham at Easter time. That I haven't tried the fresh root is just an oversight!
I have many salad dressings that I make from scratch, and judging by how simple it is to prepare them and how fantastic they taste, it makes me wonder why one would ever buy a prepared dressing. Even using just a quick sprinkle of balsamic vinegar over tomatoes makes a perfect dressing all by itself.
Try some of my recipes as I add them in here, and you'll see!