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Five Simple Tips for Better Cooking

by on September 3, 2015

Everyone cooks, but here’s how to do it the smart way. Experts suggest simple tricks that may help you cook better. The next time you enter your kitchen, follow these 5 tips that will enhance your cooking skills.

  1. Slow Roasting:

Roasting makes your food tasty and healthy. The next time you roast your food, try slow roasting. Slow roasting helps to get the maximum flavor out of your vegetables. It also gives them a slender finish, enhancing their appearance. Ensure that your dish is roasted on all sides. This method is time-consuming but the results will be truly praise-worthy.

  1. Poaching:

Poaching involves cooking food by immersing it in a plain or flavored liquid. Mostly, water is used but sometimes, even milk may be used. Poaching is different from boiling. Here the liquid is kept below its boiling temperature. It moistens and adds flavor to the dish. It should be used especially for delicate food items as it helps them from drying or falling apart.

  1. Searing:

Searing could be the first step while grilling, roasting or baking in your Sleek kitchen. Searing means to cook the food on a high flame till you get a rich dark brown finish. This method adds texture and locks in the flavor of food. Besides, searing also makes your dish crispier and tastier.

  1. Blanching and Shocking:

Blanching and shocking retain the natural color of the food and while removing its raw flavor. Blanching is immersing the food item into boiling water and removing it in intervals. After this, the item is cooled by immersing it in ice. This is known as shocking. The method is used for fruits, vegetables, and herbs. It also helps tighten the fruit flesh while loosening its skin for easy peeling.

  1. Macerating:

Macerating means to soften the food. It is done by coating the food with salt or sugar. On fruits, sugar is coated to remove the pulpy juice. Salt is used for macerating herbs. At times, lemon juice is also used along with salt. Onion is macerated with salt and vinegar, which enhances its flavor and color.

These simple cooking tips when practiced correctly will ensure delicious dishes with enriched flavors and textures. Use them to complement your cooking while you whip up culinary wonders in your Sleek modular kitchen.

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