All humans must eat food in order to live. But who is honestly interested in merely surviving? Cooking a great meal can be even more rewarding than eating a good meal. Here are some things you can use to bump your cooking skills up a notch.
While most seasonings are added at some point during the cooking process, there are certain spices that are considered good after cooking options. These spices are garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt. Set these on the table, and let your guests decide on their personal preference to add a little kick to their plate.
You can remove the garlic odor from your hands by rubbing them for thirty seconds on your stainless steel stove before washing them. Garlic adds a delightful flavor to many recipes, but the unmistakable odor can linger on your hands. Using this tip, you can enjoy your dinner without your hands smelling strongly of garlic.
Always bake your crusts a little longer than is absolutely necessary. Wait until the crust turns golden rather than pale blond. This color means that the sugar has caramelized within the pie crust and will have a crunchy and sweet flavor.
When trying out a new marinade or seasoning, test it on a small piece of meat before you cook the entire meal. Foods like meatloaf, meatballs, and even hamburgers can require careful seasoning. Do not cook it all after seasoning. You should make a small patty first. Once you see how it tastes, you can determine to either cook the remaining meat or adjust the amount of seasoning.
Learning to enjoy cooking is almost as good as eating what you make. Take these tactics into your cooking arsenal and add little touches that you like. You’ll become a more accomplished chef and your food will be in high demand!