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Foods That Start With the Letter S

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What is your favorite food? And what do you like about it? The first letter of the name gives a hint as to its origins. Take spaghetti, for example, Italian-derived. Asparagus: French. Spaghetti squash: Native American (also called vegetable spaghetti). These are all foods that start with the letter S.

The list below includes items from around the world and those that can be found in your own kitchen pantry or garden patch. Some may surprise you!

Foods that start with the letter S

  1. Safflower oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, etc.
  2. Salami (see also sausage)
  3. Salmon (see also smoked salmon)
  4. Salt & pepper shakers
  5. Salt and salt shakers (see also pepper). For cooking: add sea salt at the end of the cooking process when no more boiling can occur without burning food, or add kosher salt when sautéing or pan-frying.
  6. Salted meat (beef jerky; beef tongue; chicken sausage; Italian sausage; spam; salami; corned beef ) Vegetarian substitute for corned beef: mix in some orange juice to make up the difference if you like sweet with salty flavors.
  7. Sausage (Pork sausage; Chicken sausage; Italian sausage; Vegetarian substitute: Soy or Quorn 'sausage' links/tubes)
  8. Scallions (see also onions)
  9. Scallops (see also seafood)
  10. Scotch beefsteak pudding (beefsteak with suet crust and dried fruit/mincemeat filling). Vegetarian substitute for mincemeat: dried apricots (about 50% of weight), prunes or raisins (50%); approx. 1 part dried fruit to 3 parts vegetables; add broth as necessary during cooking to prevent the mixture from sticking too much to the pan.
  11. Scrambled eggs (see also egg)
  12. Sea salt or rock salt (for cooking). Vegan substitute for sea salt: celery seed ground up to a powder consistency in a pestle and mortar. For recipes see the main article on soups.
  13. Seafood: see fish; shellfish; seaweed. Also see all-purpose cream sauce recipe, Alfredo sauce recipes, and dishes that use cheese.
  14. Seasoning/flavoring (mix of seasonings): see celery salt; garlic powder; onion powder; paprika; sage; Szechuan sauce. For recipes see the main article on soups.
  15. Seasoning/flavoring (mix of spices): see chili powder; cinnamon; cloves; cumin; curry powder; ginger; mixed herbs; oregano; parsley; pepper sauce; salt; tabasco sauce; thyme; turmeric
  16. Sesame Kosho (Japanese hot pepper paste made from ground roasted sesame seeds and chili peppers) vegan substitute for sesame Kosho: mix some white & black sesame seed with a few grinds of fresh pepper and a dash of salt. Vegan substitute for the fish sauce: miso or soy sauce plus a splash of lime juice or rice vinegar plus a pinch each powdered ginger, cayenne pepper, and coriander or just about any ingredient you might use to marinate meat.
  17. Sesame oil (see also oils)
  18. Sesame seeds (ground or whole) - black, white, or mixed color (for sprinkling on top of rolls; etc.)
  19. Shallots (or green onions if you wish to use them as a salad ingredient).
  20. Shellfish: see fish; seafood. Also see all-purpose cream sauce recipe, Alfredo sauce recipes, and dishes that use cheese.
  21. Sherbet (ice pops) keep in the freezer at most times so they are cold enough for kids/other people who don't like frozen ice cubes in their drink.
  22. Shortening - essential for making pie crusts and other baked goods with shortening baking ingredients. can substitute vegetable shorting for lard in any recipe.
  23. Shredded coconut - for sprinkling on top of rolls/muffins or other baked goods.
  24. Slurpees (a trademarked slushy-type beverage sold at 7-11 stores. For healthy versions, replace high sugar content with lower-sugar alternatives.)
  25. Smoked applewood bacon slices Vegetarian substitute for bacon: see text under-salted meat section above)
  26. Smoked salmon (see also lox/nova/bakelmono)
  27. Snickers
  28. Soba noodles (Japanese buckwheat noodles)
  29. Soft drinks (Coca-Cola; Pepsi; Root beer; Sprite; 7UP etc.)
  30. Soup: see main article Soup for recipes and how-tos on cooking specific types of soups. Also, stocks and broth.
  31. Sour cream (for topping tacos, etc.; see the main article on tacos). Note: soy-based sour cream is available in some stores; vegan substitute for sour cream: plain yogurt mixed with a little lemon juice or vinegar plus a pinch each sugar and salt. For recipes see Alfredo sauce recipes.
  32. Soy milk (and other plant milk such as almond milk and seed milk such as hemp and flax 'milk') see also cheese). For recipes: see all-purpose cream sauce recipe, Alfredo sauce recipes, and dishes that use cheese.
  33. Soy sauce (see also Sushi)
  34. Spaghetti
  35. Spaghetti sauce (see also pasta)
  36. Spaghetti sauce, spaghetti vegetables, or spaghetti squash with tomato-based sauce are all Italian-derived.
  37. Spaghetti sauce, spaghetti vegetables, or spaghetti squash with tomato-based sauce are all Italian-derived. For recipes: see all-purpose cream sauce recipe, Alfredo sauce recipes, and dishes that use cheese.
  38. Spaghetti squash
  39. Spam
  40. Spices (the most common are cumin, coriander, turmeric ). Also, see chili powder; cinnamon; cloves; curry powder; garlic salt; ginger; oregano; parsley; pepper sauce. Vegan substitute for garam masala: 1/2 teaspoon each whole black pepper, cardamom seed (crushed), coriander seed (crushed), cumin seed (crushed), fennel seed (crushed), mustard seeds, crushed red pepper flakes, cloves. Grind in a pestle and mortar or crush with metal spoon handles using your hands held flat against the bottom of any jar until crushes to desired size pieces.
  41. Spices: see chili powder; cinnamon; cloves; cumin; curry powder; ginger; mixed herbs; oregano; parsley; pepper sauce; salt; tabasco sauce; thyme; turmeric. Other examples are horseradish sauce used in cooking beef dishes or with meats in appetizers, to reduce heavy meaty flavors, or to add zestful flavors. Vegan substitute for horseradish sauce: mix with some lemon juice or apple cider vinegar and mellow out the heat with veganaise.
  42. Spinach
  43. Spinach (Collard greens)
  44. Spinach (see also vegetables)
  45. Spinach leaves - raw for adding to salads; cooked for leafy green side dishes. Vegetarian substitute for spinach: other greens such as beet tops, collard greens, or kale. and used to be added sometimes to baked goods but that's not common anymore because it can make them too moist and heavy.
  46. Spring roll wrappers, egg roll wrappers, wonton wrappers
  47. Squash (pumpkin; acorn squash; spaghetti squash; butternut squash), bacon bits Vegetarian substitute for bacon bits: roast pumpkin seeds in oil, garlic powder, and salt until slightly browned then sprinkle on salad or soup just before serving. Also, see pumpkin seed butter.
  48. Squash - summer (used in salads, etc.) or winter (used in baked goods, pies, etc.). Recipes for squash: cheese pie; pumpkin soup recipes; vegan lasagna recipe.
  49. Sriracha chili sauce (hot chili sauce).
  50. Sriracha chili sauce (hot chili sauce). For recipes: see all-purpose cream sauce recipe, Alfredo sauce recipes, and dishes that use cheese. Steak with celery salt, or with steak sauce (see also beef) Steak with pepper sauce/Worcestershire sauce. Vegetarian substitute for steak: seitan, soy protein chunks, or textured vegetable protein (TVP). For recipes see TVP chili recipe and main article on seitan.
  51. Sriracha sauce (see also chili sauce)
  52. Steak and kidney pie, steak and oyster pie, steak and mushroom pie, shepherd's/cottage pie, cottage/shepherd's pie. Also veggie alternative: Quorn Steakhouse Classic burger. Vegetarian substitute for mincemeat: dried apricots (about 50% of weight), prunes or raisins (50%); approx. 1 part dried fruit to 3 parts vegetables; add broth as necessary during cooking to prevent the mixture from sticking too much to the pan.
  53. Steak with peppercorn sauce. Vegetarian substitute for peppercorn sauce: mix some whole black peppercorns into veganaise then use it as the "steak" topping when serving sandwiches
  54. Stir-fries (see also rice)
  55. Stir-fries (what is tofu?)
  56. Stock cubes - good to keep in your freezer when you don't have any left in your cupboard or if you've run out of chicken stock and don't want to be caught without anything to put into your soup.
  57. Strawberries
  58. Strawberries - see also berries & fruit salad) used to be added sometimes to baked goods but that's not common anymore because it can make them too moist and heavy. Vegan substitute for gelatine: use agar- agar instead which is a seaweed product plus gelatin plus a little pectin so they don't have any animal ingredients at all. You probably have to go online to find the sources of pectin which you may have never heard of before. For cheesecake recipes see the main article on cheesecake.
  59. Sugar (for sprinkling on top of rolls, etc.; see the main article on bread).
  60. Sugar snap peas
  61. Sultan's delight (a dish made with green or unripe bananas)
  62. Sunflower oil, olive oil, etc.
  63. Sun-dried tomatoes (also Sundried tomatoes) see also Tomato paste and Tomato sauce for recipes for sun-dried tomato dishes.
  64. Sun-dried tomatoes - in oil for salads and pasta dishes; chopped up finely and added to soups, etc. Vegan substitute for sun-dried tomatoes: dried or fresh basil. Also, see chili powder; cumin; garlic salt; ginger; oregano; parsley; pepper sauce.
  65. Sushi (Rice, Nori/seaweed, fish/roe, cucumber, avocado, soy sauce)
  66. Sushi baked salmon with wasabi dip
  67. Sushi rice (see also sushi)
  68. Swedish meatballs recipe
  69. Sweet & sour sauce (see recipe in the main article on stir-fries). Note: a vegan substitute for ketchup: tomato paste mixed 1 part to 3-4 parts water; add applesauce if too acidic. For recipes see all-purpose cream sauce recipe, Alfredo sauce recipes, and dishes that use cheese.
  70. Sweet potatoes
  71. Swiss chard (Beet Greens)
  72. Swiss cheese (see also Emmental)
  73. Swiss steak--beef round steak rolled up with flour, salt, and pepper then pan-fried/sauteed until browned in a bit of oil then cooked covered in water/tomato juice or broth until cooked through. Vegetarian substitute for Swiss steak: TVP. For recipes see the Tofu Swiss steak recipe and the main article on seitan.
  74. Szechuan sauce (chili paste sauce with garlic and other spices). Vegan substitute for Szechuan sauce: mix 1/4 cup natural peanut butter and 1 tablespoon veganaise together then add 3 tablespoons soy sauce and about a teaspoon worth of rice vinegar and ginger powder.

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Foods That Start With the Letter S In 2022
Food That Starts With the Letter S

What is your favorite food? And what do you like about it? The first letter of the name gives a hint as to its origins. Take spaghetti, for example, Italian-derived. Asparagus: French. Spaghetti squash: Native American (also called vegetable spaghetti). These are all foods that start with the letter S.

Type: All

Keywords: Salmon, Salt, Salted meat.

Recipe Yield: 1

Recipe Ingredients:

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Recipe Instructions: Safflower oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, etc. Salami (see also sausage) Salmon (see also smoked salmon) Salt & pepper shakers Salt and salt shakers (see also pepper). For cooking: add sea salt at the end of the cooking process when no more boiling can occur without burning food, or add kosher salt when sautéing or pan-frying. Salted meat (beef jerky; beef tongue; chicken sausage; Italian sausage; spam; salami; corned beef ) Vegetarian substitute for corned beef: mix in some orange juice to make up the difference if you like sweet with salty flavors. Sausage (Pork sausage; Chicken sausage; Italian sausage; Vegetarian substitute: Soy or Quorn 'sausage' links/tubes) Scallions (see also onions) Scallops (see also seafood) Scotch beefsteak pudding (beefsteak with suet crust and dried fruit/mincemeat filling). Vegetarian substitute for mincemeat: dried apricots (about 50% of weight), prunes or raisins (50%); approx. 1 part dried fruit to 3 parts vegetables; add broth as necessary during cooking to prevent the mixture from sticking too much to the pan. Scrambled eggs (see also egg) Sea salt or rock salt (for cooking). Vegan substitute for sea salt: celery seed ground up to a powder consistency in a pestle and mortar. For recipes see the main article on soups.

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