We talk a lot on here about restaurants - but a lot of us love to cook at home too. So I was curious about what local products people have discovered that are either “must haves” or “staples” in their homes. I was thinking of things with some shelf life (fridge/freezer/canned/etc) as opposed to take-out/restaurant foods, but we can see where this goes.
I discovered one in 2016 that has become a staple for those “i don’t feel like cooking” dinners and I have to say I really like them.
Chinese Brand Dumplings - made by the Chinese Spaghetti Factory here in Boston. My favorite are the ‘pork and shrimp’ dumplings (think pot stickers and they have other flavors). I found them in a freezer in my local Hannafords, picked them up to try since the entire freezer was full of them - and I was hooked. I steam them and then quick saute to give the bottoms a little color. I could eat a whole bag.
(okay I was thinking just local products but let’s break my rule in my own post)
I also accidentally found “Sir Kensington’s Mayonnaise” at Whole Foods (made in NY). I’m not sure I’ll ever buy another mayo again. It is awesome tasting (for those who like mayo, I won’t be so presumptive to tell non-mayo people they should try it). I often make my own mayo but this is better than mine. I may have to try different oils in my mayo or something.
Anyone have anything that they have discovered recently that they would put out there?