Sauces, creams, jams, dips, marinades, gravies, chutneys & salsas

  • Recipe: Peach-pineapple ketchup

    Recipe: Peach-pineapple ketchup

    Peach-pineapple ketchup Total time: 1½ hours plus cooling times Servings: This makes about 2 quarts ketchup Note: This recipe requires the use of a kitchen scale. 4 pounds yellow peaches 1 pound peeled and cored pineapple, about ¾ of 1 standard (3¾ pound) pineapple Scant 1½ cups (10 ounces) granulated...

  • Recipe: Sweet sesame sauce

    Recipe: Sweet sesame sauce

      Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 9 to 12 6 tablespoons tahini, stirred in the jar until blended before measuring 3 tablespoons water, more if needed 6 tablespoons date honey (also known as silan or date molasses) or bee honey, more if desired Spoon the tahini into a small bowl. Add the water...

  • Creamy ranch dipping sauce

    Creamy ranch dipping sauce

    Creamy ranch dipping sauce Total time: 25 minutes Servings: Makes about 1 quart, plus 2 to 3 hours refrigeration time 1 (8-ounce) container cream cheese, softened 1 (16-ounce container) sour cream 1 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespon minced garlic 1/4 cup minced red onion 2 tablespoons chopped parsley...

  • Recipe: Chile oil

    Recipe: Chile oil

    Total time: 25 minutes, plus cooling time Servings: This makes about 1½ cups chile oil Note: Adapted from "China Moon Cookbook" by Barbara Tropp. 1/3 cup dried red chile flakes 3 tablespoons fermented black beans, unrinsed and coarsely chopped 2 large cloves garlic, slightly crushed 1 tablespoon minced...

  • Recipe: Green tahini sauce

    Recipe: Green tahini sauce

    Total time: 15 minutes Servings: This makes a generous cup. Note: Tahini should be labeled 100% pure sesame; use the paste, not prepared tahini sauce. Like natural peanut butter, tahini paste separates on standing. Stir tahini to incorporate the oil before measuring. You can make the sauce 1 or...

  • Recipe: Apple chipotle chutney

    Recipe: Apple chipotle chutney

    Recipe: Apple chipotle chutney

  • Recipe: Dandelion pesto

    Recipe: Dandelion pesto

      40 minutes. Makes about ½ cup pesto. 1 to 2 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 3 tablespoons pine nuts 3/4 bunch (12 ounces) dandelion greens, trimmed and chopped 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 2 tablespoons finely grated pecorino Romano cheese 2 to 4 tablespoons...

  • Recipe: Sriracha-style hot sauce

    Recipe: Sriracha-style hot sauce

    Sriracha-style hot sauce Total time: 25 minutes Servings: Makes about 1½ cups sauce Note: This sauce should be prepared in a well-ventilated area and is best prepared at least 1 to 2 days before using. Cane vinegar and palm sugar can be found at select well-stocked cooking stores, as well as Asian...

  • Recipe: Caribbean jerk-style hot sauce

    Recipe: Caribbean jerk-style hot sauce

      Total time: 30 minutes Servings: Makes about 3 cups hot sauce. Note: The sauce should be prepared in a well-ventilated area. Muscovado sugar can be found at most cooking and baking supply stores. Wear gloves while chopping the Scotch bonnet or habanero peppers because the heat in the oils can...

  • Recipe: Thai vinaigrette

    Recipe: Thai vinaigrette

    Thai vinaigrette 15 minutes. Makes about 1 cup vinaigrette Vinaigrette base 1/2 cup fish sauce, preferably Red Boat brand 1/4 cup light soy sauce 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons (1 ounce) shrimp paste 7 ounces coconut palm sugar, grated (about 1 1/3 cups) 6 dried red Chinese chiles Blend together...

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