5 Essential Condiments

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1. Soy Sauce

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Add a few drops to brothy soups or steamed vegetables. Stir into mayonnaise for sandwiches.

2. Tomato Paste

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Squeeze into sauteed onions and cook for 30 seconds before adding other ingredients to a stew.

3. Grainy Mustard

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Whisk into oil and vinegar to make a salad dressing, or mix with stock and cream for a luscious sauce.

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4. Harissa

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Rub this fiery Tunisian chile paste on meat before roasting, spread on grilled cheese, or stir into seafood stews.

5. Anchovy Paste

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Add to salad dressing, marinara sauce, or ragus. Or use in place of Asian fish sauce in Thai curries.


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