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What are your 12 most essential bottled goodies that you keep in your fridge for cooking?

Non-produce items that are jarred, canned or bottled like sauces, ketchups, pastes, pickles, chutneys and the like.

here are mine -
Gochujang
Miso
Sriracha
Sambal Oelek
Tomato Ketchup
Oyster sauce
Chiu Chow Chilli Oil
Tomato Paste
Taiwanese Barbeque Sa Cha Sauce
Hoisin
Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
Indian Hot Mango Pickle

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  1. TOMATO PASTE IN A JAR
    HEINZ KETCHUP
    HOISIN SAUCE
    DIJON MUSTARD
    WHOLE GRAIN MUSTARD
    AMERICAN MUSTARD
    PICKLES(BREAD AND BUTTER, DILL, CORNICHONS)
    CAPERS
    RED CURRY PASTE
    TOASTED SESAME OIL
    TRUFFLE OIL
    WALNUT OIL
    CHIPOTLE CHILIES IN ADOBO
    I could go on but these are the major ones.

    2 Replies
    1. re: TIRGL

      Can everyone who listed "hoisin" please tell me which brand you buy? Thanks very much!

      1. re: Val

        Lum Kum Kee, or Dynasty if I can't find LKK.

    2. Inside the fridge:
      Chili-Garlic Sauce
      Sesame Oil
      Hoisin Sauce
      Heinz Chili Sauce
      Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
      Deli Mustard (Brown)
      Ginger Paste

      Outside the fridge:
      Tomato Ketchup
      Worcestershire Sauce
      Soy Sauce
      Aged Balsamic Vinegar
      Local honey

      1. i cook with a lot of things that i can no longer eat... sadly...

        Bragg's Amino Acids
        Stock/Broth
        Garlic Paste
        Hearts of Palm
        Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
        Good Wine
        Balsamic Vinegar

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        1. re: Emme

          I think the only things I really miss when they run out are:

          hot sauce
          pre-made terrayaki sauce

          I also sometimes keep the oil from sauteeing garlic-- it's nice for cooking fries or steak or something, where garlic might burn.

        2. Sriracha
          Olive tapenade
          Whole grain dijon
          Fish sauce
          Chili garlic paste
          Hoisin
          Tomato paste
          Anchovy paste
          Chipotle ketchup
          Indian chutney of some sort
          Green curry paste
          Horseradish

          Cheers,
          Ladyberd
          http://ladyberds-kitchen.blogspot.com

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          1. re: ladyberd

            How long are the tubes of anchovy paste and tomato paste good once you've opened them?

            1. re: BPfahnl

              I don't know, but I keep them forever without regard for dates, and so far so good after many years.

          2. Walkerswood Spicy Jerk Marinade, first and foremost
            A tube of tomato paste
            A tube of anchovy paste
            Dijon mustard
            Chipotle in adobo (freezer, actually)
            Capers
            Ketchup
            Spicy brown mustard
            Hellman's mayo
            White wine