homemade condiments

Memphis-style Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, sliced 2 cups plain tomato sauce* 2/3 cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons cup molasses 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground mustard 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper pinch celery seed salt freshly ground black pepper […]

Baltimore-style Fried Oyster Po’Boys

Ingredients: for the oysters: 2 pints oysters 1 1/3 cup self-rising cornmeal mix 2/3 cup flour 1/4 cup Old Bay (low sodium okay) canola oil for frying for the Old Bay remoulade: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons dill relish 1 teaspoon Old Bay 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard (powder) juice […]

Ginger Spiced Cranberry-Apple Butter

Ingredients: 8 cups peeeled, diced (I used Jonagold) apples (about 10-12 medium apples) 12 oz fresh cranberries 1 large cinnamon stick 3/4 cup water or apple cider 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 2-inch knob fresh ginger Directions: […]

Malted Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients: 5 oz bar semisweet (60%) chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup malted milk powder 1 cup whole milk 2 tablespoons sugar To Serve: whipped cream extra confetti Directions: Heat the milk in a heavy-bottomed small saucepan until it starts to bubble around the edges. Reduce heat and whisk in the remaining […]

The Cloak and Dagger Sandwich

Ingredients: 1 lb sliced corned beef (preferably hot/warm) 8 slices seeded rye or pumpernickel bread (or rye and pumpernickel swirl) Coleslaw: 1 cup shredded cabbage 1/2 carrot, shredded 1/2 small onion, shredded 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar […]

Espresso Chocolate Syrup

Ingredients: 1 espresso (40 ml, about 1 1/4 oz)* 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder Directions: Bring espresso, water and sugar to a boil, whisking until sugar is dissolved. Whisk in cocoa and continue to whisk until thickened. Allow to cool. Can be made and […]

Nectarine Dreams Ketchup

Ingredients: 5 cups pureed (skin-on*) nectarines (about 8 large nectarines) 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 cup sugar 1 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 3/4 cup water 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground mustard 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground jalapeno Directions: Prep […]

Smoky Hot Cherry Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups whole sweet cherries, pitted 3/4 cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup pureed chipotle peppers in adobe 1/3 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1 small sweet onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon butter (can omit […]

A Grown-up Shamrock Shake

Ingredients: for the milkshake: 1 1/2 oz Branca Menta 2/3 cup double chocolate gelato 1/2 cup milk to make the syrup: 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon Brancamenta to serve: whipped cream Directions: To make the syrup: Bring water and sugar to a […]

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Ingredients: 2 cups, mayonnaise 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic 1½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper Directions: Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl until well blended. Scrape into an air-tight container. Refrigerate until […]