Make It Yourself Condiments

Making your own condiments is easier than you would think. It’s often less expensive because I can control the amount I want to make and do not have to throw out a bottle that has been sitting in my refrigerator for over six months. And I love knowing exactly what went into the recipe.

I also love the process of making the condiments: the stirring, the simmering, the tasting! An added bonus, the kids love to help. There is something about the process that intrigues them, and we get solid bonding time together.

Hot Mustard

  • Servings: 1/2 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients


A robust, tangy, and yes hot taste similar to Wasabi
• 1/4 cup Oriental hot mustard
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 cup cold water
• 2 teaspoons canola oil

Directions

  1. Start with a quality hot mustard like S&B Oriental Hot Mustard.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, sugar and salt. Stir in water and oil until smooth. Refrigerate until serving.

Mango Ketchup

  • Servings: 2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients


4 medium mangos
1 jalapeno pepper
2 ounces cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup raw sugar
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon cornstarch

Directions

  1. Peel 4 medium mangos and discard the center pit. Remove pulp and purée in food processor with jalapeno pepper.
  2. Add vinegar, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and sugar. Purée until well combined.
  3. Pour the purée into a heavy saucepan bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a small bowl combine water and cornstarch; stir into mango mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Cool. Ketchup will thicken more during chilling.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Servings: 2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients


• 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 1 tablespoon hot mustard (see above)
• 1 tablespoon sage honey
• 1 clove of garlic, minced
• Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Whisk together!

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