Condiments, sauces are also part of the Mediterranean diet largely used in most of Portuguese traditional food. Made of fresh Portuguese ingredients and following traditional recipes our condiments and sauces contain the best ingredients such as olive oil, piri-piri, garlic, wine, tomatoes, etc. Herbs are used as well in our cuisine, giving an incomparable flavour and a special “touch” to all our meals.
Our condiments and sauces are added to food to impart a particular flavor or to enhance flavor and to complement the dish. The term originally described pickled or preserved foods, but has shifted meaning over time. Some condiments are used during cooking to add flavor or texture to the food; barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and marmite are examples.
The exact definition of what is and is not a condiment varies. Some definitions include spice and herbs, including salt and pepper,using the term interchangeably with seasoning.