Condiments and Seasoning Recipes & Ideas
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Recipe: Chimichurri Sauce
Just listen to the word. Chimichurri. It dances right out of your mouth. I bet you’ve already paused and said it in your head more times than I’ve written it. If the word alone feels this good in the mouth, wait until you taste it. Chimichurri is an Argentine sauce that is traditionally used on meats, although I can think of about fifty other ways to eat it. It’s used in Argentina the way we use ketchup in the U.S.
May 17, 2022
There's Nothing Like the Joy of Homemade Garlic Knots
This step-by-step recipe comes together in no time.
May 11, 2022
Pickled Watermelon Rind Is a Classic No-Waste Recipe
It's a Southern treat that can be enjoyed so many ways.
May 15, 2022
This Hot Honey is The Secret Ice Cream Topping I Never Knew I Needed Until Now (and It’s on Sale!)
It's seriously the bee's knees.
May 13, 2022
Here's How to Master Bananas Foster at Home
Don't fear the flambé.
May 13, 2022
Fried California Avocado Bánh Mì Will Seriously Up Your Sandwich Game
The San Francisco Bay Area has an innovative spirit that extends from the food scene to the technology sector and beyond. Well known as an important hub of California cuisine, here, seasonal, regional eating reigns supreme. Within this region, there’s a vibrant and thriving Vietnamese community in the South Bay (San Jose), which is home to some of the best restaurants around.
May 13, 2022
Flavor Combinations: Beans, Herbs, and Spices
With all the bean talk this month, we started thinking about which herbs and spices go well with specific varieties of beans. In general, most beans go well with herbs like parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, and thyme. You usually can’t go wrong with garlic and onions, either. Specific kinds of beans, like fava beans or mung beans, have other affinities with particular herbs and spices.This is not to say that other combinations won’t work.
May 12, 2022
Get Ready For Fall: Restock Your Spices
What are you most looking forward to cooking this autumn? Whether it’s a hearty stew, a batch of fall cookies Toss what’s stale, note what you use often and need more of, and replenish in preparation for cooking rich savory dishes, baked goods, and holiday meals (they will be here before we know it!). Although spices don’t spoil, most should be used within 6 to 12 months for maximum freshness.
May 12, 2022
What Are Your Favorite Ways to Use Chipotle Powder?
Q: I just bought a bag of ground chipotle powder. I’ve never used it before but the smell was intoxicatingly delicious and I couldn’t resist buying it! I searched online for some recipes but had a tough time finding something appropriate for me (no red meat).I’m curious about some of your favorite recipes using ground chipotle powder which don’t involve red meat.Sent by LeahEditor: Leah, chipotle powder is one of my very favorite seasonings.
May 12, 2022
Essential Weeknight Recipe: Korean Seasoning Sauce
My essential weeknight recipe isn’t a specific dish but a piquant and versatile condiment, dipping sauce, and marinade that livens up everything from tofu to meat, vegetables, dumplings, and noodles. Of all the recipes I have learned from my partner’s Korean mother, yangnyeomjang is one of the most indispensable.
May 12, 2022
How Cheesy Budae Ramyun Connects 3 Parts of Chef Eric Ehler's Identity
This recipe reflects his Korean roots, his American upbringing, and the Chinese food he’s cooked professionally in San Francisco.
May 12, 2022
Recipe: Pear Compote with Ginger, Vanilla & Lime
A fruit compote is a good thing to have on hand, especially if it’s as versatile as this one. As is, you can encourage its sweetness by serving it over yogurt for breakfast or over ice cream for an after-dinner dessert. Stir in a little cracked pepper or minced thyme and you’ll encourage a savoriness that goes well on a cheese tray. A touch of minced chili and a little more lime juice and it would pair well with roast pork. Read on for the recipe!
May 12, 2022
Canning Basics: What’s the Deal with Pectin?
Canning feels like equal parts science and magic. Sure, we understand the basic facts of cooking the fruit and sealing it inside jars. But you can’t deny there’s something magical about opening that jar months later and spooning out a taste of summer. Pectin is one of the key players in this magical process. Ever wonder what it’s doing?Pectin is a gelling agent that helps to thicken and solidify the fruit juices.
May 12, 2022
Recipe: Quince Chutney
I have been hoarding a platter of yellow quinces on my desk for the past few weeks, not because these knobbly fruits are especially beautiful to look at but rather as a source of deep olfactory pleasure. Tantalized by their fruity-floral aroma of pineapple, pear, and roses, I was almost convinced that cooking the quinces would be a shame … until I got them into a pot and onto a spoon.
May 12, 2022
Simple Appetizer: Fresh Veggies with Olive Oil and Sea Salt
It really doesn’t get much simpler than this! Take the freshest vegetables you can find and arrange them on a platter with a bowl of really good olive oil and another bowl of sea salt. Let guests dip, sprinkle, and nibble to their heart’s content. You won’t believe how ridiculously tasty this is.
May 11, 2022
10 Practical Ideas for Better Spice Storage
Cumin, coriander, cardamom. Sichuan pepper. Cinnamon sticks, cinnamon powder. Nutmeg, allspice, black pepper and ginger. Fermented black beans, red pepper flakes. These are just a few of the spices in my cupboard — all well-loved and frequently used. Storage for my heaps of spices has been a chronic challenge in my little kitchen; they’ve been squirreled away in bags, stuffed into tiny jars, spilling loose grains to drift into mounds on the floor of the cupboard.
May 11, 2022
Summer Living: Cooking With Fresh Herbs
One of our favorite parts of summer is the abundance of fresh herbs–often in our own back yards!We find ourselves throwing herbs into everything we cook, relishing in their fresh green flavors. Since these herbs are so fresh, it doesn’t take a lot of persuasion to bring out their best flavor. We need to give them a little more TLC than their dried counter parts!
May 11, 2022
Organizing Your Spices: 20 Spice Storage Setups and Solutions
Many of us keep heaps of spices on hand in the kitchen, and that can create quite the storage conundrum. From wrangling dozens of little bulk-bin bags to rummaging around in the cupboard for the right jar, the whole process shouldn’t be so maddening. We love seeing how other cooks store and organize their spices because we’re always on the lookout for that “why didn’t I think of that?” tip.
May 11, 2022
Beyond Cayenne: 6 Ways to Add Spicy Heat to Any Dish
I love cayenne, don’t get me wrong. It adds a fantastic heat to any dish from scrambled eggs to curry. It’s just that sometimes I get a little bored of seeing “cayenne, optional” listed in recipes and need a reminder that there are other spices and seasonings out there that can give these dishes some serious kick.I’ll bet most of these seasonings are living in your fridge or cupboard right now, just waiting for to jump in and save the day.
May 11, 2022
Pickled Okra Is Tangy and Extra Crunchy
It's a great way to enjoy a taste of summer any time of year.
May 9, 2022
My Mother-in-Law’s Carrot Cake Is the Stuff of Legends. Now You Can Make It Too.
A thick, tangy cream cheese frosting is the perfect finishing touch.
May 8, 2022
Drizzle This Creamy Tahini Dressing on Just About Anything
It's naturally vegan, too.
May 5, 2022
The Gourmet Hot Sauce That Finally Got Me Out of My Egg-Eating Rut (Bonus: It’s Not Too Spicy!)
Plus, it come in a travel size... did someone say purse hot sauce?
May 5, 2022
A, A & A: What’s the Difference Between the New Maple Syrup Grades?
As a kid, pancakes weren’t pancakes without the good stuff. And by the good stuff, I mean real maple syrup — not that artificially flavored, corn syrup-laden imposter. We’d pick up a big jug in the spring and it would last us through the year, for special weekend breakfasts and early morning oatmeal. Now, as an adult, my pantry isn’t fully stocked unless there’s a bottle of maple syrup in it. But lately I’ve discovered that just one bottle won’t cut it.
May 4, 2022
Quick Pickled Jalapeños Pack a Briny, Spicy Punch
They're good on just about anything.
May 3, 2022
Jerk Seasoning Is Your Shortcut to Adding Instant Flavor to Any Dish
It's impossible to make a dull dish with this seasoning mix.
May 2, 2022
If You Like a Mint Julep, You'll Love a Whiskey Smash
A simple, refreshing, and totally classic bourbon cocktail.
Apr 30, 2022
Creole Shrimp Burgers Are a Fresh & Spicy Take on Burger Night
Burger night just got even better.
Apr 26, 2022
Sweet Potato Salad Is a Vibrant Potluck Addition
It's totally mayo-free.
Apr 26, 2022
This Thai-Style Mango Salad Is Light and Tropical
Perfect alongside grilled mains.
Apr 24, 2022
This Spicy, Small-Batch Condiment Was Gifted to Me by Kitchn’s Editor-in-Chief — And It’s Unlike Anything I’ve Ever Had
I use it on eggs, dumplings, fried rice, roasted veggies, and more.
Apr 24, 2022
This Honey Mustard Dressing Is Perfectly Balanced (and Takes 5 Minutes to Make)
It's sweet and spicy and perfectly tangy, with just enough zip to keep it interesting.
Apr 21, 2022
Memorize This Burger Seasoning Before Grilling Season Starts
This easy homemade blend is one to know.
Apr 19, 2022
Ready Your Toast for This Homemade Orange Marmalade
Making it from scratch is easier than you might think.
Apr 18, 2022
Ham Hocks Are Your Flavor-Boosting Secret Weapon
Use them to add tons of flavor to soups, stews, collards, and more.
Apr 13, 2022
Trenette al Pesto
It's a classic Ligurian pasta for good reason.
Apr 14, 2022
Vegan Carrot Cake
So good, it fooled my family.
Apr 12, 2022
This Smashed Carrot Salad Is a Symphony of Flavors and Textures
Smashing food has become quite a trend these days: smash burgers, smashed potatoes, smashed cucumber salad, smashed fried mushrooms. People can’t get enough! And who can blame them? Squishing your food ensures that you’ll get a combination of textures: softness here, crispy edges there. People want the best of both worlds and smashed foods provide just that. Plus, the process is a lot of fun. Here, I’ve gotten springy with the smashing and tried the technique with carrots.
Apr 12, 2022
The Last Thing You Should Do with an Almost-Empty Mustard Jar Before You Rinse It Out
Tips from The Kitchn
You'll be rewarded with a tasty treat.
Apr 11, 2022
Mushroom Duxelles
This simple, super-savory French mushroom dish can do it all.
Apr 10, 2022
Creamy Pesto Sauce
Take pesto up a notch with some cream for the dreamiest sauce ever.
Apr 8, 2022
Pineapple Ham Glaze
This sweet and savory glaze for baked ham will become your go-to.
Apr 8, 2022
Matzo with Avocado and Grated Egg
It's Kosher for Passover and oh-so tasty.
Apr 7, 2022
A classic French sauce that's worth knowing about.
Apr 6, 2022
Sprinkle this seasoning on steaks, in soups, and everything in between.
Apr 5, 2022
The Herby, Spicy Tomato Salad You’re Going to Want to Serve with Everything
This quick salad is a mainstay of the Arab table and is equally at home alongside cheese and eggs for breakfast, or a meat main for lunch or dinner.
Apr 1, 2022
The Unique Hot Sauce That Instantly Upgrades My Weeknight Dinners
It's super flavorful but still packs plenty of heat!
Mar 31, 2022
This Balsamic Vinegar Is the Top Seller in Europe — And I Totally Get Why
Luckily for me, it became available in the States this past winter!
Mar 30, 2022
Carrot Cake Muffins
Complete with a tangy cream cheese glaze.
Mar 26, 2022
I Love This $6 Condiment So Much, I Started Buying a Few Jars at a Time
It plays very well with cheese.
Mar 25, 2022
Chili Oil
Stir it into soups, drizzle it on noodles, fry eggs in it — this spicy condiment can do it all!
Mar 24, 2022
Blender Muffins
Our new favorite use for overripe bananas.
Mar 23, 2022
Catherine McCord’s Super-Creamy Vanilla Cinnamon Date Shakes
And no, it's not bananas.
Mar 20, 2022
Asparagus Salad
A celebration of the season's bounty.
Mar 18, 2022
Cookie Butter Hamantaschen with White Chocolate Drizzle
A spiced twist on a classic.
Mar 15, 2022
Ash Reshteh
It's the perfect dish to ring in spring.
Mar 14, 2022
Heidi Swanson’s Flower Pepper
Edible flower petals plus black pepper! Who knew?
Mar 7, 2022
Cane’s Sauce
Creamy, peppery perfection.
Mar 5, 2022
Air Fryer Meatloaf
You won't have to choose between juicy slices and crispy edges.
Mar 4, 2022
Banana Cookies
Soft, sweet, and wholesome.
Mar 4, 2022
Detroit Pizza
It's easy to master this trendy deep-dish pizza in your own kitchen.
Mar 1, 2022
Sweet Potato Bread
Tender and perfectly sweet.
Feb 25, 2022
She-Crab Soup
It's a Southern specialty.
Feb 24, 2022
Parmesan Cheese Broth Pasta Fagioli
This soup is all about the broth.
Feb 23, 2022
An easy Thai recipe that's perfect for weeknights.
Feb 20, 2022
Spicy Mayo
A homemade version of my favorite sushi condiment.
Feb 19, 2022
Indian Recipe: Basic Raita
Raita is a mixture of yogurt, vegetables, and often fresh herbs (sometimes a little fruit makes its way in here too) that’s served alongside spicy curries across India. It is the ultimate cooling agent when your mouth starts to burn with heat from chilies. It’s also just wonderful atop a bed of wilted greens or swirled into soup. Raita is the perfect thing to have hanging around in the fridge. Have you ever had raita? Here’s a very simple recipe to make a bowlful at home.
Feb 15, 2022
Italian Meatloaf
Doused with tomato sauce and melty mozzarella, and ready to serve a crowd.
Feb 13, 2022
Vegan Donuts
Simple swaps make for the best ever donuts.
Feb 12, 2022