My friend Thistle asked:
“Can you give me a hint as to what is in your brothers secret sauce?”
Unfortunately, this is not my secret to reveal, but I can go so far as to say that while the current recipe for this condiment has been in place since the time of Queen Victoria, it descends from ancient Rome. Popularized by the Rogers and Hammerstein of the 19th century culinary industry, its current incantation has a gestation in East India and has become a happier blending of the Orient and the Occident than most aspects of colonialism. It is a blend of tropical and homey ingredients, but it is not friendly to herbivores. It could even be said that the title of this post is an incredibly indirect clue to the sauce…
This all-purpose ingredient can add complexity and flavour to almost any savoury dish, from cocktails to salad! In connection with the hamburger, it is important to add it just before tossing the burger onto the grill.