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5 Essential Condiments

1. Soy Sauce Kate Mathis/Pat Bates Association Add a few drops to brothy soups or steamed vegetables. Stir into mayonnaise

Kate Mathis/Pat Bates Association

1. Soy Sauce

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

Kate Mathis/Pat Bates Association

2. Tomato Paste

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

Kate Mathis/Pat Bates Association

3. Grainy Mustard

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

Kate Mathis/Pat Bates Association

4. Harissa

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

Kate Mathis/Pat Bates Association

5. Anchovy Paste

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

Originally Published in Reader's Digest