Serious Eats: Talk
Your favorite condiment hack
I recently got a jar of sambal oelek for a recipe, which wasn't kidding about only needing half a teaspoon. My family is kind of heat-adverse, but I made a second attempt to use this delightful concoction. The new recipe called for a teaspoon added to heated oil before adding chicken chunks. Shrapnel is the best word to describe the scorching bits popping out of the skillet. What to do? Recently, I've been mixing it with ketchup for a dipping sauce. Forget chili sauce, THIS is ketchup with a kick! For me, it's a great example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. What do you mix up at home?