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How To Make Delicious Two-Ingredient Sauces That Go With Everything

You already have this stuff in your fridge.

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You only really need to know one thing to make almost anything taste good.

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It's so easy it's not even a recipe. It's just a way to remember what is delicious.

Salty/Spicy/Acidic + Sweet = Delicious.

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Mix something spicy/salty (like Sriracha) with something sweet (like maple syrup) until it tastes good to you. Put it in a pan and let it bubble a little bit until it's syrupy.

Now put it on whatever you want to make ~delicious~.

This works with a lot of combinations — you can make them up with what you have in your kitchen. Here are some of my favorites.

Miso + Brown Sugar

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Try it on: Broiled cod, roasted eggplant, or pork chops.

Soy Sauce + Honey

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Try it on: Stir-fried tofu, sautéed shrimp, or scallops.

Sriracha + Maple Syrup

Try it on: Seared salmon, baked chicken thighs, or steak.

Fish Sauce + Sugar

Try it on: A big crunchy salad of jicama and cucumber (add a squeeze of lime), broiled pork burgers, or roasted Brussels sprouts.

Now cook something. Anything.

Put a chicken thigh in the oven and cook it until it's done. Now brush it generously with one of those sauces, and stick it back in the oven till it gets a little brown and glazed. IT TASTES REALLY GOOD, DOESN'T IT?
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Put a chicken thigh in the oven and cook it until it's done. Now brush it generously with one of those sauces, and stick it back in the oven till it gets a little brown and glazed. IT TASTES REALLY GOOD, DOESN'T IT?

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