Relish most commonly refers to the sweet pickled-cucumber condiment we like on hot dogs, but it can be prepared with just about any vegetable or fruit. A simple cranberry-citrus relish is perfect for Thanksgiving; sugar, citrus juice and Grand Marnier add brightness while taking away the tartness of the cranberries. It’s delicious spooned over roast turkey, and is also a welcome accompaniment to pâté or cold cuts. For a totally different twist, we love this tangy pistachio relish made with roasted nuts, shallots, capers, Champagne vinegar and pink peppercorns, which we serve with sliced tomatoes or on top of grilled fish. Find these recipes and more in Food & Wine’s guide to relish.

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House Steak Sauce

“We like to elevate the familiar,” says chef Michael Voltaggio. At his restaurant Voltaggio Brothers Steak House outside Washington, DC, Michael and his brother, Bryan, wanted to re-create their favorite store-bought sauce. “It tastes very similar, but we spice ours with gochujang and a little fresh orange juice for sweetness.” Slideshow: More Condiment Recipes
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Green Peppercorn Jus

At their DC-area restaurant Voltaggio Brothers Steak House, brothers Bryan and Michael serve a tray of sauces, including this tangy steak au poivre–inspired jus, alongside every steak. “Serving different sauces on the side allows guests to customize their own experience,” says Bryan.  Slideshow: More Condiment Recipes
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Chutney is a popular British condiment for everything from cheese to roasts.
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It's easy to upgrade gravy (like Kay Chun's fantastic smoky version) by spiking it with simple mix-ins. Here are 5 sweet and savory options. Read more >
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