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Master the Art of Condiment Pairing to Heighten Your Favourite Flavours - Plateit Foods

Master the Art of Condiment Pairing to Heighten Your Favourite Flavours

To truly appreciate the culinary world’s vast array of flavours and textures, an understanding of the nuances of condiment pairing is essential. Artisan condiments, renowned for their unique flavours and high-quality ingredients, hold the power to transform even the simplest of dishes into culinary delights. Learning to pair the right condiment with your meal can not only heighten existing flavours but also unveil hidden taste profiles that you never imagined.

In this blog post, we will guide you through the art of matching exquisite artisan condiments with your culinary creations to elevate your dining experiences. With a focus on taste and texture, we will deliver essential pairing tips and techniques based on the four primary condiment types: sauces, oils, spice rubs, and dressings. By learning to identify your palate's preferences, you can effortlessly choose condiments that harmonise, highlight, or contrast with your meals, orchestrating a symphony of flavours bound to impress anyone at the table.

So, embark on this flavourful journey with us as we unveil various ways to pair Plateit's artisan condiments to enhance every bite. The world of condiment pairing is vast and extends beyond popular combinations, making room to explore and craft novel, extraordinary taste experiences. Remember, at the heart of every pairing lies the desire to elevate and enrich the gastronomic experience, one dish at a time.

1. Sauces: Adding Depth and Richness to Your Dishes

Sauces play a vital role in condiment pairing, providing the dish with extra depth, richness, and moisture. When it comes to pairing Plateit's handcrafted artisan sauces with your meals, consider the dish's flavour profile, cooking method, and texture. To achieve a harmonious match, opt for sauces that complement the dish's inherent flavours without overpowering them, like our Japanese Rayu Sauce.

For grilled or roasted meats, pair with a bold and earthy sauce to elevate the meat's smoky, robust flavours. For lighter dishes, such as chicken or vegetables, consider pairing them with a light sauce to enhance the dish's delicate notes without overwhelming them.

Pro Tip: Don't be afraid to layer sauces and condiments. Combining barbecue sauce with a spice rub, for example, can create a symphony of flavours that elevates your dish to new levels.

2. Oils: Enhancing Flavours with Richness and Aroma

High-quality, handcrafted oils can weave magic into your meals, enriching flavours and elevating the dining experience. When pairing Plateit's artisan chilli oils with your dishes, focus on enhancing and highlighting the existing flavours.

For salads or pasta, consider drizzling a truffle-infused oil that complements and elevates the dish's fresh ingredients. 

Pro Tip: Experiment with combining different oils to uncover new flavour possibilities. A blend of garlic-infused olive oil and spicy chilli oil, for example, can elevate a simple pasta dish to gourmet status.

3. Spice Rubs: Amplifying Taste and Texture

Spice rubs and seasonings are an indispensable part of any condiment repertoire. These flavour-packed blends effortlessly amplify taste and texture, giving your dish a signature touch. The artisan spice rubs crafted by Plateit offer a world of flavourful possibilities, showcasing the versatility of this essential condiment.

For meat dishes, choose a spice rub that complements the protein's richness—for example, a smoky, earthy blend for red meats or a fragrant, herbaceous mix for poultry and fish. Our Old Red Rub is perfect for this. For vegetables, a zesty or slightly sweet rub can enhance their natural flavours while adding a touch of complexity.

Pro Tip: Don't be limited by traditional spice pairing norms. Take a cue from fusion cuisine and get creative—try pairing an Asian-inspired blend with grilled lamb or a spicy Mexican rub with pan-seared fish.

4. Dressings: Tying It All Together

A well-crafted dressing can completely transform a dish, adding depth and turning unassuming ingredients into a masterpiece. Plateit's artisan dressings are expertly crafted and designed to be the ideal counterpart to a variety of dishes, from salads and grain bowls to roasted and grilled vegetables.

When pairing dressings, consider the dish's flavour intensity. For light, citrus-based dressings, pair with delicate, leafy greens and flavoursome herbs. For richer, creamier dressings, opt for sturdy, hearty greens or roasted vegetables that can stand up to the dressing's robust flavour profile.

Pro Tip: For an elevated dining experience, don't settle for store-bought dressings. Try Plateit's handcrafted vinaigrettes and sauces that offer exceptional quality and unique flavour combinations.


The art of condiment pairing is an essential part of creating memorable culinary experiences. By mastering the ability to match Plateit's artisan sauces, oils, spice rubs, and dressings with your favourite dishes, you arrange a symphony of flavours that delights the senses.

Experimentation and playfulness are key. Push beyond the boundaries of conventional pairings and explore unique flavour combinations. Whether you're a seasoned home cook or just starting, paired with Plateit's handcrafted condiments, there's no better time to embark on a culinary adventure and enrich your dining experiences with exceptional taste and quality.

At Plateit, our artisan condiments are crafted to showcase the vibrant diversity that can be achieved through skilled and knowledgeable pairing techniques. In our Sydney kitchen, we create delicious sauces, oils, spice rubs, and dressings using locally sourced, handpicked produce. Handcrafted in small batches, each condiment offers a tantalising array of flavours, complementing and enhancing your favourite dishes. Whether you are a seasoned home cook or just starting, our handcrafted condiments offer exceptional taste and quality that will enrich your dining experiences. Let us help you master the art of condiment pairing and create unforgettable culinary experiences. Browse our extensive collection of condiments today!

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