10 Ingredients You Should Always Have In Your Kitchen
When it comes to cooking, I am the person that wants to make sure that everything is perfect.
I follow the instructions on recipes to a T and I don’t stray away from the list of given ingredients.
That’s why it is so important to have a few common ingredients in your kitchen at all time. Ingredients besides wine and cheese, obviously.
1. Worcestershire Sauce
This ingredient is almost impossible for me to pronounce. However, it is something that I keep in my kitchen at all times and is the key ingredient to a lot of my favorite dishes.
It can be used on steaks, burgers, and even Bloody Marys.
A few dashes of Worcestershire Sauce in your recipe will make a world of difference.
This may seem like a no-brainer. However, there are plenty of times that people started cooking only to discover that they had run out of eggs the day before.
Eggs are a very common ingredient in many foods. So it is important to make sure that you have a backup carton just in case.
Cutting onions may make you tear up, however, they are a very essential ingredient when it comes to cooking.
While onions always seem to bring tears to your eyes, they are very flavorful.
You can prepare onions in many different ways to fit into your recipes. You can sautee them, cut them into small pieces, or just cut them into rings.
They are great for foods like red beans and pork chops.
Lemons are very simple and cheap ingredients to keep stocked in your kitchen at all times.
Lemon juice is great for cooking with fish and other meats.
Plus, it is great to put in green tea when you are sick.
Did you think I was joking when I said that wine was one of the things I keep in my kitchen? It really is.
Cooking with wine might sound like something that you have only heard about in the movies, but it really is a great ingredient.
Wine is exceptionally great when you cooking things like shrimp.
6. Real Maple Syrup
It sounds sweet, right? You may not know this, but maple syrup is great for foods other than pancakes and waffles.
You can use maple syrup for a lot of different things. You can sprinkle it over your toast and even add it to any recipe that calls for you to add sugar.
It will give it a very sweet taste. You can even use maple syrup to cook Chili Maple Chicken. It is a rare but amazing recipe.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Vinegar is one of the many ingredients that leaves a tart taste in your mouth.
Unfortunately, it is not an ingredient that can be skipped over when needed. That’s why it is important to keep Apple Cider Vinegar in your kitchen at all times.
It is a great alternative to regular vinegar. It’s not too sweet or salty. Making it a perfect alternative in many recipes.
Like vampires, I am a little scared of garlic. Mostly because every recipe that I have ever tried called for too much garlic.
However, once you learn to cook with this little bulbs, it will become a great ingredient to keep in your kitchen.
They are great for all of your favorite savory dishes. You just have to make sure that you follow the recipe correctly when using it.
Nuts may not seem like something that you should keep in your kitchen, but they are great for your health.
Plus, they come in handy when making tasty desserts.
For example, they are great when cooking Peanut Brittle.
10. Tomato Paste
You would be surprised by all of the recipes that call for you to use tomato paste.
It can be used in homemade chili, spaghetti, and even homemade pizza.
Plus, it makes a great addition when you are trying to increase the flavor of a tomato based recipe.
It is definitely something that you should consider having more of in your home.
Cooking in the comfort of your own kitchen can be tons of fun. As long as you make sure that you keep your kitchen well stocked with these ingredients.
After all, you never know when you will need them.