Sometimes a little kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper is all you need to make grilled food shine... and sometimes you want something a little more complex. Here are some quick and easy sauces and condiments that elevate simple foods- image from realsimple.com
Compound Herb Butters-
Great on grilled chicken, steaks, or veggies
3-4 tbsp salted or unsalted butter (your preference)
3-4 tbsp fresh herbs such as tarragon, basil, mint, or cilantro (you can also use a mixture)
Soften the butter slightly by letting it come to room temp on the counter or microwaving for 10 seconds. Chop the herbs finely and combine. Wrap in wax paper and return to fridge. Melt over meat or veggies.
Caper Sauce (from Real Simple Magazine)- similar to a chimichurri sauce- Zesty and delish!
- 2 cups chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup capers, chopped
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- kosher salt and black pepper
- Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Place in the fridge 1 hour... or let sit overnight for full flavor!
Turns freezer fries into pommes frites!
1 tbsp minced herbs (thyme, rosemary, parsley)
1 tsp kosher salt
Stir together and sprinkle over hot fries.