Basics of Cooking – Tips and Tricks to Start
Cooking tips and tricks is not only about the final product or the ingredients. It is the entire process of preparation of that soulful food and the experience of joy it brings with it. Being a woman, I always remember that the way to my man’s heart is through his stomach! Let’s look at few cooking tips that can prove useful for a great cooking!
It is important that your kitchen is well organized. Make sure every utensil and cleaning aides are placed back where they were taken from. This reduces the time taken to look for things and avoids frustration. Also, spices and ingredients that are used regularly should be kept in stock to prevent last minute hurry. Multitasking is also an important part of today’s cooking. So, while you are thickening the sauce, you can prepare a salad. Also, frozen food like frozen chicken, vegetables, peeled ginger-garlic etc. can also be useful.
Having a set of good quality knives is necessary for easy cooking. It saves a lot of time and also helps in providing a good appearance to the dish. Invest in good quality utensils too, as they make a huge difference to the quality of dish produced. eg: using a high-quality non-stick pan can reduce the amount of oil used, which will increase the health value of the dish directly.
Learn more about how to select the best ingredients to ensure they are fresh and of good quality. Facts like fish shouldn’t smell fishy and if an egg floats in water, it is bad. It is also good to know about the benefits of the ingredients used. Dairy products like butter, cheese, condensed milk should be preserved at a stable low temperature and should not be stored for very long periods of time. In case of any packed or canned ingredient, it is critical to check the expiry date of the product.
Lastly, if you enjoy the aromas and feel of a dish coming together as your creation, it will show in the final product!