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Old 01.03.2015, 10:58
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Jalapeno relish is easy-peasy to make - and you can ramp up the heat well beyond 'Swiss levels' if you wish.

I use this as a basic recipe, but it's a bit too mild for me so I leave the seeds in for the heat. Or use serranos or habaneros for extra kick.

http://solidgoldeats.com/garden-fresh-jalapeno-relish/
Excellent! My world is complete. Where do you get the jalapenos?
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Old 01.03.2015, 11:17
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Re: What condiment could you not live without?

I grow them on the patio, seeds from here:
http://www.sowchillies.co.uk
The 'Little Box of Horrors' is mighty fine... and deadly.


Or if I'm too late to start from seed (or we have a particularly bad spring) I buy plants from here:
http://www.meier-ag.ch/cms/gartencenter/index.php
Come May-ish they will have a several varieties of the hotter chiles, hard to find elsewhere, in nice healthy plants.

When I can't wait for my own, jalapenos can be found at Bettio in Pfäffikon, serannos and habaneros sometimes as well. Jalapenos can also be found in summer at the Seedamm Coop.

The local Thai Warenmarkt (in Wollerau) also carries some very interesting chiles.
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Re: What condiment could you not live without?

Mayonnaise.
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Old 01.03.2015, 11:23
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Excellent! My world is complete. Where do you get the jalapenos?
Jalapeños are available all year round in the big COOP (Centre Eleven) in Oerlikon :-) It also near the Chili shop http://www.hotsaucen.ch
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Old 01.03.2015, 11:53
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Re: What condiment could you not live without?

Thomy mayonnaise, mustard and salad dressings
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Old 01.03.2015, 13:12
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1) Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
I'd like to second that, but, unfortunately, Lea & Perrins got purchased by Heinz years ago, and ever since then they have been working hard on adjusting the ingredients to those of that high fructose corn syrup liquid Heinz calls Worcestershire sauce.

Currently, it depends on where you buy it. In the USA, the recipe used already differs very much from the one in Europe, but I bet it's only a matter of time until the original L&P recipe goes down the drain and the whole skill of making a decent Worcestershire sauce falls into oblivion.

We already lost Crosse & Blackwell Worcestershire sauce because of that tainted chili powder scandal back in 2005. Now I'm afraid we are going to lose the original recipe too.

By the way, most of the Maggi condiment sold in the USA is made in China and practically unusable. With a bit of luck you can find a variant made in the Netherlands, which is fairly close to the Swiss original.


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Old 01.03.2015, 13:41
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I'd like to second that, but, unfortunately, Lea & Perrins got purchased by Heinz years ago
It was always bound to succumb eventually to Heinz, Nestlé, Unilever or Kraft.

I grew up in the house which the son of William Perrins (co-inventor of the recipe) built overlooking the Severn valley. It's a phenomenal Victorian pile, long since converted to apartments, but it always amazed me that so much wealth could be created from such a seemingly insignificant product.
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Re: What condiment could you not live without?

Cheddar cheese melted on toast with a dash of Worcestershire sauce and only Lea & Perrins of course

Edit: of course a dash of Tabasco is also great ;-)

Edit, edit: The only condiment in which an Anchovy belongs, well that and fish sauce.
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Old 01.03.2015, 14:27
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Re: What condiment could you not live without?

you are all wrong. the answer is salt.
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you are all wrong. the answer is salt.
Is a seasoning a condiment? Not sure, but there is room for debate
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Cheddar cheese melted on toast with a dash of Worcestershire sauce and only Lea & Perrins of course

Edit: of course a dash of Tabasco is also great ;-)

Edit, edit: The only condiment in which an Anchovy belongs, well that and fish sauce.
You can get the real Chedder cheese from Coop it's called Cathedral City and I found the real Lea Perrins sauce in Marktkauf in the Rhein Centre in Basel.

When I go to UK, I always buy Nando's peri peri sauce, Colman's English mustard, block of Chedder (it's a lot cheaper in UK) and lots of paracetamol.

The one thing I really miss in CH but it's too heavy to bring over from UK is Schloer white and red grape drink, but the closest that I've come across in CH is the Grapillon drink, which can only be bought from a selected shops.
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Old 01.03.2015, 14:55
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You can get the real Chedder cheese from Coop it's called Cathedral City and I found the real Lea Perrins sauce in Marktkauf in the Rhein Centre in Basel.

When I go to UK, I always buy Nando's peri peri sauce, Colman's English mustard, block of Chedder (it's a lot cheaper in UK) and lots of paracetamol
You use paracetamol as a condiment?
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You use paracetamol as a condiment?
Ground up its quite nice sprinkled on my cornflakes after a heavy night on the G&Ts But would that be a seasoning? Still not sure...
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You can get the real Chedder cheese from Coop it's called Cathedral City and I found the real Lea Perrins sauce in Marktkauf in the Rhein Centre in Basel.
Lea & Perrins can be found at bigger Migros, Coops and many other stores. No problem, and it still is the European version, already slightly differing from the original recipe used before Heinz took over, yet much better than what you get in the USA under the same brand.
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you are all wrong. the answer is salt.
True

For me it's the fleur de sel de Camargue, more particular this brand:
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Soy sauce.
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Soy sauce
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Its Friday, its pissing down, I am bored, so thought I would start this thread off.

Mine is Tabasco sauce, I know, I know, there are many great Habanero and hot pepper sauces out there, but there is something special about that vinegary peppery tang, it adds vigour to a Spaghetti with tomato sauce or indeed a Bloody Mary or when your food is feeling a little under-seasoned in the wee hours of the night.

That is all.

Any Kind of Curry preferably Curry Vindaloo and Soy Sauce and Harissa --- and of course some mustard, preferably the Moutarde de Dijon




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I have seen Branston (and also HP sauce) in some of the bigger Coops in Suisse romande... never seen it on this side of the Röstigraben though.

But yes... a cheese and pickle sandwich without either Branston or Piccalilli is not quite right.


HP Sauce is available in larger outlets of Migros and COOP plus in that specialist shop right beside Bahnhof Oerlikon direction Seebach

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Cheddar cheese melted on toast with a dash of Worcestershire sauce and only Lea & Perrins of course ...
From where I sit, that's no condiment, but it absolutely deserves a place in the tonight's dinner thread (sounds a bit like a quick welsh rarebit).
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Re: What condiment could you not live without?

Worcestershire sauce is a condiment. Cheese on toast, is cheese on toast no matter how you dress it up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcestershire_sauce

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From where I sit, that's no condiment, but it absolutely deserves a place in the tonight's dinner thread (sounds a bit like a quick welsh rarebit).
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