Category Archives: Condiments

Recipe: Corn Cucumber Salsa

Inspired by a memorable onion and cucumber salsa at Taqueria GDL in Glens Falls, NY. I had on hand some leftover Mexican grilled corn and Pickled Onions a la Mexicana, but you can use the instructions below to create it … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pickled Carrots with Ginger

Simple ingredients produce a complex flavorful result. Use these pickled carrots with ginger in salads or on a charcuterie tray; the gingery brine is tasty enough to drink on its own or as the base for a pickleback cocktail. I … Continue reading

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Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip

Like it says… Buffalo Chicken Dip! Our friend Susan made this for her son Zack’s high school graduation party but Zack, who is headed for a career in chemical engineering, says he can make it even better. Nicely fills a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Vinegar Peppers

An essential component of Chicken Riggies and (obviously) Pork Chops with Vinegar Peppers, these couldn’t be easier to make. Your home prep won’t be exactly the same as Casa Visco or other Italian-American brands, but it’s definitely close enough to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sticky Spicy Korean Marinade for Spareribs or Whatever

Da-yum! I do believe this addictive stuff is better than KFC. Same wonderful flavor profile of heat+sweet+spice but more of all. I was inspired by the new Koreatown cookbook which says it’s ok to use fish sauce, plus a recipe … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sour Mustard

I prefer deli-style spicy brown mustard to Dijon as a condiment for a charcuterie tray, but it’s missing a certain je ne sais quoi. Actually I do know; it’s the sour kick from the wine. Here’s how adjust it. Makes … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pickled Mustard Seeds

Pickled mustard seeds have a pop when you bite into them and add a welcome tang in pretty much any application where you’d use regular mustard. Try a spoonful over a griddled pork chop, or use in sour mustard to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Quick Pickled Onions

Why put regular onions on your burger or sandwich when you can have pickled onions? Makes 1-2 cups. Ingredients: 1 red onion, sliced thin 3/4 c cider vinegar 3/4 c water 1 t pickling spices 1 t kosher salt 1 clove … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mexican-Style Pickled Vegetables (Escabeche)

In better California burrito places you always find a container of escabeche alongside the various salsas. Jalapeños and other vegetables (carrots, onions, maybe some cauliflower) are sweated in a bit of oil then simmered with spices and vinegar. I started … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pickled Beets

I followed the pickled beets recipe in Food in Jars, which is an excellent source of canning advice, but reduced the sugar content significantly. These are nice with arugula or green lettuce, blue cheese and glazed walnuts and a mustardy … Continue reading

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