Do you have a few go-to ingredients that you can't seem to cook without? We do. The kitchen staples we turn to most add flavor or texture when we need it quickly. Here are our top 9 game-changing tricks of the trade.
Panko adds a light and airy crunch anytime you need breadcrumbs.
Remember how we love lemon? It adds brightens everything it spritzes.
Buttermilk creates a creamy texture for sauces and adds tang to marinades and desserts (trust us, you want that flavor!).
One word: sriracha. Need we say more?
Parmesan gives food extra saltiness (and you can even throw the rind into soups).
Anchovies often get a bad rap. But they hold the key to one of our favorite flavors—umami.
Capers pack bold flavor into a tiny package.
Dijon has so many uses: It can flavor, thicken, or emulsify foods.
Curry powder isn't as intimidating as it sounds and a pinch will add depth of flavor (and stunning color!) to you plate.