Condiments and sauces are added to a dish near the end of or after cooking to help bring out the best of your dish. Ketchup, gravy and hot sauce come to mind for many when we talk about condiments and sauces, but there are so many other choices.
Next time you want a sauce to complement your meal, raid your pantry to see what you can make at home. Many sauces and condiments can be made with items you already have in your pantry like mayonnaise, ketchup, vinegar, sugar, herbs and spices.
- Most sauces and condiments need to rest for 20 minutes before serving to let the flavours even out.
- Homemade sauces should be kept in the refrigerator when they aren’t in use.
- Most sauces you make at home needs to be used within four days unless specified differently on the recipe.
- If you are having an outdoor event, it’s essential to keep your sauces and condiments cold. Keeping them in a container of ice is one way you can do this.
- Two hours is the most time a sauce or condiment can be kept out of the refrigerator. After two hours, they need to be discarded.