I have a lot of condiments in my collection but I would say these five probably get the most use.
Ketchup, usually Heinz.
Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
Mayo, no particular brand
So I've recently gotten into eating honey mustard and really enjoy it now (never was a fan of it when i was younger). I went to the store to get some the other day and saw that they have honey mustard dipping sauce and honey mustard dressing. I looked at both and couldn't really tell the difference from the bottles. What is the difference between the two?
First off, I've never had northern Alabama white sauce so I don't really have anything with which to compare. But, I thought it might be a nice dipping sauce for my grilled chicken.
Most of the recipes I found call for horseradish, which I don't have, and didn't have time to rush out and get, so I made it from the one recipe I found that doesn't use it.
And ... it's all right? It's not great. It's very runny. Maybe it needs to sit longer in the fridge and the flavors have a chance to meld. Or maybe I should've just waited till after I got some horseradish?
To my taste, HP Sauce is a pale shadow of the culture-defining condiment that it used to be. Maybe it was the move away from manufacturing in Birmingham, or maybe we can blame government pressure to reduce sugar and salt in comestibles. Or perhaps trying to keep up with changing public tastes has led to compromise followed by compromise. But whenever I have HP Sauce now, it is accompanied with a feeling of disappointment and a sense of the lost past.
I feel the same way about Daddies brown sauce, although it hasn’t declined as much as HP. On the other hand, I reckon that Branston Fruity (formerly Cross & Blackwell Fruity) is the best widely-available brown sauce. It still had attack and zing and depth to its taste.
Thankfully many other cultural condiments have retained their quality — I still enjoy Heinz Ketchup and Salad Cream, and Branston Pickle. I want to be able to pass on the tastes of my childhood to the next generation.
What condiments disappoint you with their current recipe?
Is it more authentic to make East Carolina vinegar BBQ sauce with hot sauce in it, or without? Or is it done both ways there?
I've never been to North Carolina so I don't have firsthand knowledge of how these things are done; I've only ever made it myself, with cider vinegar, white vinegar, red pepper flakes, ground black pepper, and brown sugar.
I got a large can of nacho cheese sauce, and there seems to be a small streak of white cheese sauce down the side (on the inside). Does anyone know if it's still ok to eat? I'm hoping it was just that something didn't get mixed completely, but I'm not sure. Also I should add that the can was the type that needs a can opener, and when I opened it, there was a slight pop (so it should have been sealed correctly).
EDIT: I shouldn't have said white, it had a whitish tint, but it was basically just really pale (noticeable to me and another person, but my phone camera can't make it out).
I used to order this - https://www.california-rancher.com/collections/all-products/products/oaky-smoky-bbq-sauce
However, they stopped carrying it in my local Sprouts grocery store. Its by far my favorite bbq sauce. Online, the shipping is like 15 bucks, and I get slapped with tax since Im same state too. Basically its like 55 bucks for 6 bottles of sauce. Too pricey for me...even though I love it.
The main thing I like about it is that its vinegary. Works well with beef IMO. Savory. Vinegar, onion, pepper and smoke come through quite well with this sauce. However, all the sauces at the store kinda just taste like tomato sauce + sugar + worshirershire. Maybe some spices in there if they're feeling generous.
Basically, anyone know a good replacement? Unfortunately, Id prefer bottled store stuff since I dont go through a ton of sauce. But recipes are a close 2nd if nothing fits the bill. Its just for personal use only. Im in college and I dont cook for many people at a time. Just want something that will last and that tastes similar to the sauce I love.
Thanks a bunch for any help! For any additional info needed, Ill reply soon!
Hi Everyone - I'm looking for an awesome BBQ sauce recipe. Preferably Kansas City style (sweet, tomato based) but I'm open to anything. This weekend I'll put it on pulled pork but I'm looking for a good general purpose sauce I could use on chicken and pork.
Hello! My boyfriend really wants to try mushroom ketchup, so I want to put some in his stocking for Christmas. The only brand I can find online is Geo Watkins and it doesn't have impressive reviews on amazon. I suppose I could make him some, but I thought maybe someone from the UK might know of a good brand, because it looks like it originated there. He is allergic to fish, so it can't have anchovies. A name would be great and if you happen to know an online source I could purchase it from that would be super helpful! Thanks for your help!
My giftee for the Reddit exchange is in the UK and they like spicy and BBQ (Hates mayo and creamy sauces) I'm in USA and MO.
What items/brands do you recommend I send them that would be unique and interesting to him? :)
Hey guys, I'm a keto eating person and thus as such I avoid Cornstarch, Flour, Sugar. I've x-posted this questio to keto recipes but I'm hoping someone has a recipe for the above mentioned. My half English genetics miss this with cheese so badly and all the recipes I can find online use sugar and cornflour. :(
About 5 or 6 years ago my brother sent me a hot sauce he found in Forth Worth called el gringo. He went back to the place but they don't sell it now. The bottle had a picture of a lowrider (blue I think) on it. I've google searched for it but can't seem to find anything. The stuff had a great flavor to it with amazing heat but great flavor at the same time. Anyone familiar with this hot sauce?
I live in Northern Vermont (USA), and have been in love with Gulden's zesty honey mustard for as long as I can remember. A few years back, it started to be hard to find the stuff locally. The Spicy Brown mustard is still readily available, but for the last 3 years, their zesty honey mustard has been nowhere to be found... I even went searching online with retailers like Amazon Walmart, and even eBay... But I keep coming up empty handed, despite it still being listed on the Gulden's website.
Recently I heard rumors that it might still be a fixture in the NYC area.. can anyone confirm this? I'm seriously considering driving down, just to stock up my trunk.
Update: /u/truss came through for me big time! I now have a brand new bottle, courtesy of a Market Basket in the greater Boston area! I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like the new "honey mustard" label is just a rebranding of the older "zesty honey mustard", so I'm a doubly happy camper!
This is a great sauce I make occasionally when craving currywurst (typical German fast food). Cook down some minced onion and garlic until starting to brown, add a bunch of ketchup, then curry powder to taste. Just simmer it until a nice dark maroon color. You can use tomato sauce or even fresh tomatoes but Germans will typically use ketchup. Super simple and better than you might think.
My wife doesn't eat any sugar and many other sweeteners. Honey is pretty much the only sweetener she can use. Most of the traditional bbq sauce ingredients are out. Ketchup is out, Molasses is out, brown sugar is out. anything with corn syrup is out.
I found a sugar free liquid smoke, I can use unsweetended tomato products like sauce or paste. Any spices are fine.
I have a huge pork butt cooking right now and I need a good sugar free recipe to make pulled pork sandwiches tonight.