Our Secret Weapon Ingredients Will Make Your Food Taste Better
Vinegar helps bring your food into focus—it can brighten dishes that feel flat, sweeten plates that are overly bitter, or simply add an unexpected pop to a boring plate.
Try: Slow-Cooker Marmalade-and-Vinegar Pork
Red-wine vinegar acts as both a tenderizer and flavor-enhancer in this braised pork recipe.
Try: Green Thai Chicken Soup
Green curry paste is the secret to the long-simmered flavor of this quick and easy chicken soup made with store-bought broth and rotisserie chicken.
Citrus juice, especially lemon, is an excellent substitute for salt—a squeeze will brighten almost anything. And don't forget about citrus zest—it's an equally powerful flavoring agent for chicken, pork, pasta, risotto, and so much more.
Try: Citrus Salad Dressing
Orange and grapefruit are terrific in salads—here, segments are tossed with greens, and the juice revs up the yogurt dressing.
Try: Anchovy Dip
Whip up a batch of this addictive anchovy-and-parsley dip for your next party and watch it disappear (and see how many guests can guess the secret ingredient!).
Old Bay Seasoning
This singular spice blend is a must in classic seafood recipes including crab cakes, lobster rolls, and shrimp boils. But we also love adding it to more everyday dishes, from deviled eggs and snack mixes to roasted sweet potatoes and egg salad.
Try: Spicy Turkey Thighs
Punchy, powerful Old Bay is the key to turning up the volume on these roasted turkey thighs.
Chipotles in Adobo
Try: Chipotle-Glazed Meatloaf
Trade ketchup for chipotles and you'll be rewarded with a turkey meatloaf that's way more interesting.