Above: The Shed's fabulous Red Chile Sauce. Photograph by Douglas Merriam.
Since 1953, the Shed, just off the Santa Fe Plaza, has been one of the places to go when you’re craving New Mexican classic cuisine. For three generations, the Carswell family has sourced its chile from local farms, brewing it into savory symphonies of red and green deliciousness. Their renowned red is thick and deep with smoky flavor and light notes of garlic. Thanks to this jarred version, you can have your fill from the comfort of your own home, in your favorite fuzzy socks. Use it to spice up your morning eggs, add it to your slow-cooker posole, or smother a burrito. You can’t go wrong with this red.
A jar of Shed Red costs $8. Buy it directly from the source via the Shed’s online shop at sfshed.com, or stock up the next time you visit the historic adobe’s bar for a margarita date.