Thai Sweet chili sauce (or sweet chili sauce), known as nam chim kai in Thailand, is a popular chili sauce condiment in Thai, Malaysian, and Western cuisine. It is commonly made with red Chile peppers (often 'Fresno Chili', Thai or red Jalapenos), rice wine vinegar, sometimes garlic, sometimes fish sauce and sweetening ingredients such as fruit or refined sugar. It is popular as a dip in European Chinese restaurant dishes such as prawn toast, egg rolls, lettuce wraps, chicken wings and spring rolls.
This sauce comes from a popular Olivier salad which is a traditional salad dish in Russian cuisine, which is also popular in many other European countries, Iran, Israel, Mongolia and throughout Latin America. In different modern recipes, it is usually made with diced boiled potatoes, carrots, brined dill pickles, green peas, eggs, celeriac, onions, diced boiled chicken (or sometimes ham or bologna sausage), tart apples, with salt, pepper, and mustard added to enhance flavor, dressed with mayonnaise. In many countries, the dish is commonly referred to as Russian salad, although this term can connote vinegret instead. A variation called Stolichny salad exists, and is also popular in Russian cuisine.
In the early 1950s, Steve Henson developed what is now known as ranch dressing while working as a plumbing contractor for three years in the remote Alaskan bush. In 1954, he and his wife Gayle opened Hidden Valley Ranch, a dude ranch at the former Sweetwater Ranch on San Marcos Pass in Santa Barbara County, California, where they served it to customers. It became popular, and they began selling it in packages for customers to take home, both as a finished product and as packets of seasoning to be mixed with mayonnaise and buttermilk. As demand grew, they incorporated Hidden Valley Ranch Food Products, Inc., and opened a factory to manufacture it in larger volumes, which they first distributed to supermarkets in the Southwest, and eventually, nationwide.
Ranch dressing is a type of salad dressing made of some combination of buttermilk, salt, garlic, , herbs. Ranch dressing has been the best-selling salad dressing in the United States since 1992. Ranch dressing is common in the United States as a dipping sauce for broccoli, carrots and celery as well as a dip for chips and "bar foods" such as french fries and chicken wings.
1000 Island dressing's name comes from the Thousand Islands region, located along the upper St. Lawrence River between the United States and Canada.Within that region, one common version of the dressing's origins says that a fishing guide's wife, Sophia LaLonde, made the condiment as part of her husband George's shore dinner.
When University of Wisconsin sociologist Michael Bell and his graduate students attempted to determine the origin of Thousand Island dressing in 2010, they discovered the existence of a third origins story in which the original recipe was based upon French dressing.
French dressing is one of the four mother sauces. In the nineteenth century Marie-Antoine Carême wrote the recipe in his cooking notes. Marie-Antoine Carême was one of the first chefs to develop organized basic instructions for making different sauces. Later, French names were applied to each of Tomat, Béchamel, Velouté and Espagnole sauces.
In the twentieth century, the recipe for this sauce was changed again by adding new elements, such as mayonnaise. Pepper, paprika, chopped onions, vinegar, ketchup or mayonnaise are the variable components in this sauce. French sauce, unlike the other sauces in its family, has a spicy taste and it is often used for salad rather than sandwiches.
The Romans were probably the first to experiment with the preparation of mustard as a condiment. A recipe for mustard appears in De re coquinaria, the anonymously compiled Roman cookbook from the late 4th or early 5th century. The Romans likely exported mustard seed to Gaul, and by the 10th century, monks of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris absorbed the mustard-making knowledge of Romans and began their own production. The first appearance of mustard makers on the royal registers in Paris dates back to 1292. Dijon, France, became a recognized center for mustard-making by the 13th century.
Sandwich sauce is mostly used for cold sandwiches and is not common as salad dressing. This sauce is usually made with vinegar, mayonnaise, tomato and olive oils, but its history shows us that it has evolved with many ingredients depending on its country of manufacture.
Cocktail sauce, originally known as Marie Rose sauce, is one of several types of cold or room temperature sauces often served as part of dishes referred to as seafood cocktails or as a condiment with other seafoods. The sauce, and the dish after which it is named, were invented by the British cook Fanny Cradock. Prawn cocktail, the dish where cocktail sauce originates, was originally served with shrimp hanging around the edge of a cocktail glass. That was the root of the name.