Condiments

Bottarga Caesar Dressing Recipe | Saveur

Bottarga—the salted and dried role of the grey mullet—is used in coastal Italy to elevate and add savory richness to foods like eggs, rice, and pasta. Chef Eric Montagne of North Carolina’s Locals Seafood makes his own house-cured version, which he incorporates into classic American dishes.. In his Caesar salad dressing recipe, he uses the …

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Fish Sauce-Pickled Radishes | Saveur

Most everyday Vietnamese-style pickles are made using ordinary salt, but on special occasions—such as the Lunar New Year—intensely savory nuoc mam is used in the brine instead. This not only gives the crispy, lactofermented fish sauce-pickled radishes their particular depth of flavor; it also helps cut through the richness of the many opulent and auspicious …

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Cilantro Salad with Olives, Avocado, and Limes Recipe

Rawia Bishara, the Galilee-born chef behind Brooklyn’s Tanoreen, uses this crisp, bright salad as a side dish or as a fresh and herbal condiment atop fried fish or grilled meat. “No matter where you fall on the cilantro spectrum,” says Bishara, “I urge you to try it.” For more classics from Egypt to Iran, check …

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Skillet-Fried Pork Chops with Peach Jam Recipe

Tangy, sweet peach jam balances the richness of these pan-fried pork chops inspired by California peach farmer David Mas Masumoto. Store the chops, marinade and all, in zip-top freezer bags to transport. The key to a good sear is simple: flip less. Let the crust caramelize before flipping to the other side. Feel free to …

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Grilled Leeks with Red Chile Sauce Recipe

This vegetable side dish from Argentine cook Jorgelina Mandarina is the ideal accompaniment for any barbecue. Leeks are cooked down over the intense heat of a wood fire until they are soft and tender whilst still holding on to just the right measure of acidity. Peruvian chile panka, jalapeño, and curry leaves provide a welcome …

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Encurtido Recipe (Spicy Honduran Picked Vegetables)

Whether in San Pedro Sula, the Bronx, or New Orleans, any local Honduran baleada spot will have a version of this pungent, Latin American condiment. Used to add bright crunch to all sorts of dishes from breakfast to dinner, the thinly sliced vegetable medley may be either quick-pickled in vinegar (as in this recipe from …

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Salmon Rillettes Recipe by Dorie Greenspan

Perfect for a fancy picnic, or as part of a lavish holiday feast, this French spread, from American cookbook author Dorie Greenspan, is made with both poached and smoked salmon for textural contrast. Pack it into jars the night before you plan to serve—the flavors improve with time. Featured in: “How Dorie Greenspan Does New Year’s …

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