Condiments, Oils and Sauces
The following preparations for spiced condiments, oil and sauces are regularly, referred to throughout this web, and form an essential reference and repertoire for everyday cooking with spice the taste and textures described here are the building blocks for more complex preparations, adding to the vibrant language of spice food they are the exclamation marks on the palate. Many of these recipes can be made in larger quantities than you need at the time and the leftover quantity stoned for later use, when time may be of the essence. Doing this will give you greater flexibility and versatility in you taste creations.
· Pickles, chutneys, relishes, shredded and sambals are essential taste sensations to add the table when serving spicy food. They tickle the palate, enhance the flavors and textures of the dishes, and give an added versatility. The making of these condiment is also and insightfull lesson into the art of preservation : for those who pursue the ritual of food preparation preserving is a vitae and intrinsic component, but it is sadly overlooked by many today and evert cuisine around the world has its bank of preserve, that makes the most of the abundance of the reason.
· The pickles that follow have a long self life they are characterized by a pungent heat and rely on spices and vinegar as preservation
· Th sambals – chili preparations with multiple functions can be cooked or uncooked which dictates how long they can be stoned. The chutneys capture the freshnesss or their ingredients and are meant to be consumed within a few days or a week of being made.
· Similarly, the relishes are quick to prepare and rely on fresh, milder flavors that dissipate rapidly
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b. Spiced oils
Oils flavored with spices give a boost to any foods with which they are cooked, providing complexity and an added dimension. While there are many different flavored oils in the markets these days. It is a satisfying exercise to make them yourself, cooking oils have an amazing ability to absorb and take on flavors-but rather than simply bottling spices in oil, I slowly infuse the spices in title oil over low heat, which draws out and highlights the flavors.
Every sauce I make a spice component. Assertive and complex yet refined flavors can shine in a sauce, giving balance to a dish, making it complete The art of sauce-making requires a finely-tuned palate that can pick up nuances, the subtlety of the ingredients, and pull them together to create a whole, sauces give length of palate to the food, so they should be complementary by their very nature.
The spice and aromatics used should build on the flavors used in the best of the dish; they should certainly not override them.
- Spices were used extensively in sauce-making from the our spice blends.
- The fundamentals of cooking and sauce-making have become part of a global language, and we now have the flexibility to adopt and adopt the rules, to create a new palette of flavors.
A good sauce takes time to make-it needs resting, settling and skimming to rid it of any impurities. But the most important part of preparing a good sauce is having an excellent base stock that provides unequalled flavor, something that cannot be found in a packet or tin stocks and sauces can be prepared ahead of time and stoned in the refrigerator of freezer, making the final cooking, assembly and serving much easier. The sauces in this chapter accompany specific recipes, so read carefully and be patient.