How many times have you dreaded going into the kitchen to make breakfast, lunch, or dinner? You might need a new perspective. Cooking can be enjoyable and relaxing if you try to see it in another way. Here are a few cooking tips that are sure to get your taste buds tingling and entice your inner chef to come out.
When adding oil to a pan or skillet that already contains food, drizzle the oil down the side of the pan. The oil will heat as it flows toward the center. This will give your food the highest level of flavor.
Slicing meat into thin even strips is easier when the meat is partially frozen. This is great for various Oriental meals, such as Thai or Chinese dishes. Uncooked meat is easier to cut when it is partially frozen. A word of caution, allow meat to completely thaw prior to cooking. This will ensure even cooking of your meat.
Do you love to cook with fresh basil? Try placing clumps of fresh basil into a clear, glass container. Make sure the basil’s stems are covered in water. Just put it out in an open space to maintain its freshness. If you provide the basil with fresh water, it will eventually root in the water and sprout a new plant. Trim your plant on occasion and you will encourage future growth. This means you will have fresh basil in your kitchen for a long time to come!
When preparing chicken stock, it is best to make a large batch. Make enough so that you can freeze it and use it in your recipes. Many great recipes including soups, casseroles and stews call for a base of chicken stock. Let your stock come to room temperature before you freeze it.
Use these tips when you are cooking your meals. The delicious results will be well worth the effort of learning to cook. Cooking may well become something that you enjoy and look forward to. Before long, you could be experimenting with all kinds of new recipes! Start cooking now!