banner

COOKING TIPS

COOKING TIPS Content

Favourites (0)

1

When chopping herbs, toss a little salt onto the cutting board; it will keep the herbs from flying around.

2

Do not use oil in the water when boiling pasta: It will keep the sauce from sticking to the cooked pasta.

3

Peel ginger and keep it in the freezer. Not only will it last longer, it will grate it more easily.

4

Buy fruit at its peak at a farmers market and freeze it in an airtight container so you can enjoy it year round.

5

To cut pancetta or bacon into lardons, put in the freezer for 15 minutes. This will firm up the meat and make it easier to cut.

6

Soup could have used more tomato? Chicken needed ten more minutes in the oven? Make a note of it and you will never make that mistake again.

7

When grinding your own beef for burgers, grind in some bacon.

8

But if your brown sugar is rock hard, do not throw it out. Revive it with a minute or so in the microwave.

9

Use a coarse microplane to shave vegetables into salads or vinaigrettes. You can create an orange-fennel dressing by adding grated fennel.

10

To make a great sandwich, spread the mayonnaise from corner to corner on the bread. Every bite should be flavorful. Now that is a sandwich.

11

Put the lid on the pot to make your water boil faster: Seems obvious, but if you do not know, now you know.

12

Keep your parmesan rinds and freeze them for later: Remember that thing about super cheap cuts of meat? Think of rinds as cheese bones.

13

Season all of your food from start to finish. Seasoning in stages brings the most out of your ingredients and gives you the most flavor.

14

A cast iron pan is a valuable kitchen ally. It offers an even cooking surface and is a breeze to clean.

15

Always make stock in a large quantity and freeze it in plastic bags. When you want to make a nice soup you can simply pull the bag out of the freezer.

16

Make an appointment with a financial advisor.

17

Salt your salads: It adds texture. It makes the dressing pop. It is proof that there is nothing you should not be salting.

18

Invest in a bottle of high quality olive oil. Just a small drizzle can really bring out the flavor of pizza, mozzarella, pasta, fish and meat.

19

If you are cooking for someone important whether it is your boss or a date never try a new recipe and a new ingredient at the same time.

20

Whisk a little salt and sugar into some white vinegar. Pour over thinly sliced raw vegetables. Wait 20 minutes. Eat.