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.
If you think you want to try cooking with skewers, there are a couple things you should know. If you are using metal skewers, the square or twisted kind are much better than round ones for holding food in place.
If your stir fry recipe calls for meat, make sure to slice it very thinly on the bias. This can take time and be tricky. Remove the meat before it is frozen, but still firm, and slice it at 45 degrees against the grain.
Do not throw your sauce away. This simple trick can save it. Mix two tablespoons of water with one tablespoon of cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir the mixture into the thin sauce and it will get thicker. When adding, do so gradually and continue to stir so as to avoid making your sauce too thick.
For crispier French fries, put raw potatoes into cold water and let them sit there for about half an hour before frying. Soaking potatoes accomplishes two important things for your French fries; it takes out sugar and starch during the soaking process.
Texture and taste don’t have to suffer when you are trying to lighten up your mashed potatoes. Cauliflower makes for a great substitute to help drop the fat and calorie content. Cauliflower does not have a strong taste and will be virtually undetectable when mixed with the potatoes and other ingredients. In addition, cauliflowers can blend into the same texture and color as potatoes, which makes cauliflower an excellent method of adding vegetables and decreasing calories from a mashed potato dish.
Use the tips you just learned the next time you prepare a meal. The moment your first home-cooked meal hits your palate, you will begin to understand just how joyous cooking truly can be! You may find that you enjoy cooking and begin experimenting even further. Try out some new cooking techniques and start enjoying the process!