The best condiments have a perfect balance of salty, sweet, and spicy flavors and short ingredient lists with few or no preservatives. Such high-quality mustards, relishes, and dressings are widely available, but sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between ho-hum products with low-quality ingredients and the perfectly balanced topper. Here are 11 easy-to-find replacements for the condiments you'll find in any fridge.
Shark Sriracha Chili Sauce
L.A.-made Red Rooster isn't the only sriracha – and it isn't the best. Those are made in Thailand, where sriracha was born and where the hot Thai sun produces sweeter chilies. Try Shark Sriracha, a Thai brand free of chemical additives and the favorite sriracha of chef Andy Ricker, America's top expert in Thai cuisine. Though it's somewhat thinner than other brands, Shark features an addictively fresh aroma evoking fresh chilies (ah, that Thai sun) and has a gift for turning simple foods such as grilled chicken into something complex. [$14 for 7 oz; amazon.com and Asian markets]