15 Amazing Cooking Tips tips
- Never sear meat in a non-stick pan: It won’t brown nicely – you may end up with splotchy, grey meat.
- Never heat non-stick pans past the manufacturer’s instructions (or past medium heat, if you no longer have the instructions).
- When cooking crock pot meat, sear first. Use meat with the highest fat marbling to prevent greyness.
- Make your own incredible butter. Whip 35% cream until it is firm. Squeeze out the whey. Add orange zest & a splash of juice.
- Keep cheesecloth in your kitchen. It’s handy for straining liquid from yoghurt, tofu and straining the whey from homemade butter!
- Rub your steak or roast with fresh cut garlic before cooking. Stick slivers of fresh garlic deep into your meat for incredible flavour.
- Be prepared! Always keep your pan lid handy for dowsing fat fires – they do happen! (Put the lid onto pot to smother flames.)
- Keep a kitchen fire extinguisher handy in your kitchen – and learn what to do for different types of fires. (Retweet!)
- Use vegetable oil instead of butter in cakes containing dense, starchy fruits and veggies like carrots, apples and banana.
- Next time you make a gingerbread cake, try replacing your liquid with juice.
- Do as much of the prep as you can the night before for stress-free cooking. (What do you set out in advance?)
- To add oil to a dish already cooking, add it on the edge of the pan. That way, it will be heated when it reaches your food.
- Make sure fruits and veggies are stored in a refrigerator no warmer than 40 F. (Retweet this.)
- Wash your fruit and veggies before peeling – not after. (Too much risk of contaminating the knife, if you wash after.)
- Soak veggies like broccoli and cauliflower in cold water for at least three minutes to make sure contaminants are released.