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List of condiments

Ketchup and mustard on fries
Various salsas
Various grades of U.S. maple syrup

A condiment is a supplemental food, such as gravy, that is added to some foods to impart a particular flavor, enhance its flavor,[1] or in some cultures, to complement the dish but can not stand alone as a dish, for example pickles or bacon. The term originally described pickled or preserved foods, but has shifted meaning over time.[2] Many diverse condiments exist in various countries, regions and cultures. This list includes notable worldwide condiments.

Condiments

Biber salçası ("pepper paste") is a part of cuisines of Anatolia
Vegetables served with a green goddess dressing dip
Guacamole is an avocado-based dip that originated with the Aztecs in Mexico.[3]
Ketchup is a sweet and tangy sauce, typically made from tomatoes, vinegar, a sweetener, and assorted seasonings and spices.
Mostarda is an Italian condiment made of candied fruit and a mustard-flavored syrup.
  • Fish sauce – A condiment made from fish coated in salt and fermented
Homemade mango pickle
  • Mango pickle – A variety of pickles prepared using mango
  • Pickled fruit – Fruit that has been preserved by anaerobic fermentation in brine or immersion in vinegar
  • Pickled onion – Onions pickled in a solution of vinegar or salt
  • Pickled pepper – A Capsicum pepper preserved by pickling
Three relishes here accompany Nshima (top right), a cornmeal product in African cuisine
Traditional Korean soy sauce
Various vinegars
  • Vinegar – Liquid consisting mainly of acetic acid and water
Close-up image of Za'atar, a blend of herbs, sesame and salt

By country

Australia

Bangladesh

United Kingdom

Cumberland sauce atop duck confit crepes
A mass-produced brand of pickled walnuts

Canada

Chile

Ají with lime

China

Shacha sauce with coriander

English

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Taramasalata with garnishes

India

Indian mixed pickle, containing lotus root, lemon, carrot, green mango, green chilis, and other ingredients
Mirchi ka salan (left) and dahi chutney (right) served as side dishes for Hyderabadi biryani
A cucumber and mint raita

Italy

Olio extravergine d'oliva

Traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena

Indonesia

Iran

Torshi liteh made with vinegar, eggplants and herbs

Japan

Ponzu shōyu (ponzu sauce mixed with soy sauce) and tuna steak
Prepared wasabi

Korea

Korean condiments: gochujang, jeotgal (salted seafood), jangajji (pickled vegetables), kimchi
Home-made ganjang (soy sauce) and doenjang (soybean paste)

Levantine

Malaysia

Mexico

Pakistan

Dahi chutney (at right) with Mirchi ka salan

Philippines

Atchara, made from pickled green papaya
Palapa, a spicy Maranao condiment made from sakurab and various spices

Sweden

Smörgåskaviar tops a cottage cheese sandwich

Switzerland

Thailand

At top is nam phrik pla salat pon, a hot sauce in Thai cuisine, served here with a selection of raw vegetables in Khorat, Thailand
  • Nam chim
  • Nam phrik (type of chili sauce)
  • Nam pla (fish sauce)
  • Nam man hoi (oyster sauce)

United States

Vietnam

See also

List articles

References

  1. ^ "Merriam-Webster: Definition of condiment". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Smith, Andrew F. (May 1, 2007). The Oxford companion to American food and drink. Oxford University Press. pp. 144–146. ISBN 978-0-19-530796-2. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  3. ^ Zeldes, Leah A. (November 4, 2009). "Eat this! Guacamole, a singing sauce, on its day". Dining Chicago. Chicago's Restaurant & Entertainment Guide, Inc. Retrieved November 5, 2009.

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