While we all need to eat, not all of us can cook food that is worth eating…yet. The following article will give you the information you need to be able to prepare meals with ease. Do not be intimidated by your kitchen, recipes, or ingredients. Cooking is a pretty useful skill, and it can be fun, too. Have fun with these tips and don’t be scared to do some experimenting and messing up of your kitchen. Any mess can be cleaned up!
Always have your spices stored in a dark and cool place. Storing them out in the light and heat will cause them to lose some of their shelf life. If you store your spices in dark place with relatively low temperatures like a pantry, the spices will retain their taste and take longer to spoil. You’ll taste the difference in your dishes.
Getting thin strips of meat is a lot easier if you partially freeze the meat first. Thin strips of meat are ideal for meals that are originally ethnically Asian. Partially freezing meat keep the fibers in meat from stretching and tearing resulting in perfectly sliced strips. A word of caution, allow meat to completely thaw prior to cooking. This will ensure even cooking of your meat.
For crispier French fries, you should chill the peeled potatoes in water for 30 minutes or more before frying them. The fibers of raw cut potatoes that have been soaked in cold water prior to hitting the deep fryer, are stronger and can handle the heat better without breakage.
Cooking doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, there are many benefits to preparing your own food. Take what you have learned from the tips in this article to the grocery store, your kitchen, and finally to your plate. Have a great time cooking for yourself and bon appetit!