Feb 23, 2012
Forget store-bought condiments. We challenge you to make your own! What could be better than a dip or sauce that you make to perfectly suit your tastes? Stefano has lots of great ideas to get your started. From herb-packed butters to the best burger toppings, making your own condiments allows you to control the amount of sugar and salt that goes into them, giving you healthier options than packaged options.
For a low-fat alternative, try Stefano's Lime Yogurt instead of sour cream. And you'll probably find you'll use less butter and salt if you bump up flavour with sauces and fresh salsas with Stefano's Roasted Garlic instead.
Keep some of these condiments on hand in your fridge for dipping, spreading or simply pull them out at dinner time so your family can customize a dish to suit their tastes.:
Hot Pepper Oil
Mixed Grilled Peppers
Fresh Tomato Salsa
And here's a list of great recipes that also use homemade
condiments. Feel free to mix and match!
Seared Duck Breast with Red Wine and Berry Sauce
Portuguese Grilled Chicken
Mini BBQ Chicken Calzones
Crispy Fish Burgers with Tartar Sauce
BBQ Turkey Skewers with Cucumber Yogurt Dip
Grilled Lamb Chops with Hazelnut Tapenade