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It’s important to let a roast — beef, pork, lamb or poultry – sit a little while before carving. That allows the juices to retreat back into the meat. If you carve a roast too soon, much of its goodness will spill out onto the carving board.
Cooking Tips For Chicken 1. Don’t let your chicken get dried out. Dry chicken is tough chicken. Keep it wrapped in the package it comes in until you’re ready to use it. 2. Avoid freezing your chicken. 3. Keep the skin on your chicken. 4. Don’t salt your chicken before cooking. Salt it after. 5. […]
Cooking Tip: Asparagus can be served cold with your favorite low-fat dressing or can be added to any salad. It can also be served as a tasty treat with fresh lemon juice. Steamed asparagus is always a nice addition to any meal, and any leftovers can be used to create delicious soup. (source)
Random Cooking Tips: Never cook with any wine you wouldn’t drink! You can substitute 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves with 1 teaspoon. of dried, but fresh is better. Try using a spray olive oil to coat your roasting pan.
Cooking Pasta Tips 1. Don’t crowd your pasta. Get a big enough pot to allow your pasta to swim. Example, when cooking 1 lb of pasta use an 8 to 10 quart pot. 2. Use lots of water! 1 lb of pasta should be cooked in at least 6 quarts of water. 3. When cooking, […]
Soup Tips: The best soups are made with a base of homemade stock. Oh sure, it might take longer but in the end it’s worth it! If you’re going to serve a cold soup make sure the serving dishes are chilled. A hot soup in between courses can help recondition the palate. Cooking with wine […]
How to properly blend brownie ingredients Most brownie recipes call for melting the chocolate with the fat and adding this mixture to beaten eggs and sugar. Let the chocolate mixture cool completely before adding it to the eggs and sugar as it makes for a lighter brownie.
Use a coarse Microplane to shave vegetables into salads or vinaigrettes. You can create an orange-fennel dressing by adding grated fennel and orange zest to a simple vinaigrette. -Paul Kahan
Look for potatoes that have a smooth skin and no sprouts. Stay away from those with wrinkly skin or soft spots!
Mushrooms should be wiped off with a damp cloth and not washed under the faucet since they are like sponges and will absorb the water.
Let raw potatoes stand in cold water for at least half an hour before frying to improve the crispness of french-fried potatoes.
To keep cauliflower white while cooking – add a little milk to the water.
This is something I’ve seen my mother doing but I never really understood why until I started cooking and now I do it constantly! For a juicer hamburger add cold water to the beef before grilling: 1/2 cup to 1 pound of meat.
Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using. -Bobby Flay