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17 Pro Chefs Reveal Their Absolute Favorite Ingredient For Cooking At Home

Take it from the pros.

We're always interested in learning tips and tricks from pro chefs. So we asked a bunch of them about their favorite go-to ingredient that they use all the time in their own kitchens. Here's what they said:

1. Canned garbanzo beans

2. Fish sauce

3. Hot sauce and pickled vegetables

4. Canned tuna

5. Unsalted European butter

6. Canned tomatoes

7. Olive tapenade

8. Bela smoked sardines

9. Pickled jalapeños

10. Anchovies packed in oil

11. Good French butter

12. Sambal chili paste

13. Lap cheong (Chinese dried sausage)

14. Fennel pollen

15. Sardines

16. Harissa paste

17. Dried baby shrimps