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Suggestions for PANTRY STAPLES?


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Sometime back, there was a nice list in Saveur or CI for neccessary pantry staples for quick meals. My husband and I are going to shop for these today. Anyone wanna refresh our babd memories on some good neccessities for quick meals staples other than pasta, canned beans and tomato sauce?

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I don't know what's in the Saveur list, but here are some of my pantry staples minus the pasta and beans:

Vinegars: white wine, red wine, apple cider, balsamic, rice wine/Mirin

Oils: several EVOOS, canola, peanut, sesame, hot chile

Other liquid seasonings: worcestershire, soy sauce, clam juice, Thai fish sauce

Rices: arborio or carnaroli, basmati, plain white, plain brown

Assorted dried vegetables (chiles, mushrooms) and fruits (raisins, currants, cranberries, cherries)

Canned tomato products

An ample supply of baking ingredients: sugars, flours, leaveners, flavorings, chocolates

Tuna, anchovies

Canned coconut milk, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk

Assorted pickles, capers, relishes, jams, honeys

That's most of what's currently in my own personal pantry, anyway.

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I don't know what's in the Saveur list, but here are some of my pantry staples minus the pasta and beans:

Vinegars: white wine, red wine, apple cider, balsamic, rice wine/Mirin

Oils: several EVOOS, canola, peanut, sesame, hot chile

Other liquid seasonings: worcestershire, soy sauce, clam juice, Thai fish sauce

Rices: arborio or carnaroli, basmati, plain white, plain brown

Assorted dried vegetables (chiles, mushrooms) and fruits (raisins, currants, cranberries, cherries)

Canned tomato products

An ample supply of baking ingredients: sugars, flours, leaveners, flavorings, chocolates

Tuna, anchovies

Canned coconut milk, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk

Assorted pickles, capers, relishes, jams, honeys

That's most of what's currently in my own personal pantry, anyway.

to the above, i would add onions, ginger, garlic

and canned beans of every kind available.

milagai

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Oh yeah, I always have onions, garlic and ginger laying about.

Other grains are good too. We don't eat that many grains, and I am most fond of rice, pasta and breads, but plenty of people do like other grains and their pantries represent that.

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This is a pretty long list, but it's my staples master list. I know I get other things, too. Like bottled curry sauces, for times I'm in a real hurry.

baby corn

baking powder

baking soda

bamboo shoots

barbecue sauce

bouillon

brown sugar

cereals

chili

chips

chocolate chips

chocolate syrup

chow mein noodles

cocoa mix

cocoa powder

coconut

corn meal

corn tortillas

cornstarch

crackers

cream of mushroom soup

cream of tartar

cream of wheat

Crisco

flour

honey

horseradish

hot sauce

Italian herbs

jalapeno peppers

jam

ketchup

lemon juice

manicotti

marshmallows

mayonnaise

molasses

mustard

noodles

oats

olives

Parmesan cheese

pasta

peanut butter

pickles

pineapple

raisins

refried beans

rice

salad dressing

salsa

salt

spices

sugar

syrup

teriyaki sauce

tomato sauce

tortillas

taco shells

vanilla

vegetables

water chestnuts

yeast

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To the above, I would add herbs, dried or frozen. I really like the chopped, frozen parsley and basil I get from Trader Joe's. I also have couscous in my pantry at all times. With some chicken broth (another must in my kitchen), it makes a quick and easy side dish in minutes.

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Panko - you can't live without panko. As a matter of fact, if you have panko you don't need anything else.

Rich Schulhoff

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Don't forget the old favorites:

Old Bay Seasoning

Lawrey’s Seasoned Salt

Mrs. Dash salt-free seasonings

Spike Seasoned Salt

cubed broth (never alone – only to toss in to punch up something else)

Tabasco (or perhaps Prudhomme’s hot sauce or, if you can find it, Tapatio)

Worcestershire sauce

Also:

Chinese Shanxi vinegar (like balsamic but a fraction of the price)

5 Spice Powder

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best thing in my pantry right now is a Safer Moth Trap have to go shopping soon :hmmm:

The great thing about barbeque is that when you get hungry 3 hours later....you can lick your fingers

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