We have put together our top 10 cooking tips from a professional chef to help you improve your cooking skills and make your dinner parties more memorable.
1. Buy Quality Produce
It doesn’t matter how good a cook you are, if you don’t buy quality produce don’t expect a quality end product. Spend time to source your ingredients.
2. Where to buy
Always try to buy your meats from your local butcher. The quality of supermarket vacuum packed meats is of very low grade with unnormally long shelf life expectancy. Plus, you’re supporting a local business owner.
3. Bringing Roasting Joints
When roasting, you cook at high temperatures for long periods of time. By brining the meat before roasting it will remain more moist giving you a more juicy meal.
Even though brining your meats will make them juicier there is the risk of overcooking them. So buy yourself a probe.
5. Keeping it Green
Adding salt to the water when cooking green vegetables avoids them fading their colour or turning grey.
6. Chill it
When blanching vegetables always do so in boiling water and then chill in iced water. This method instantly stops the cooking process and helps vegetables keep their vibrant colour.
7. Have a Pulse
When cooking pulses don’t add salt to the water as they will take longer to cook.
Tasting your food as you go is extremely important. If you leave it to the end you won’t give yourself any time to correct the seasoning.
9. It Needs to be Done
Clean as you go. However big your kitchen is, its rarely big enough so keep all work tops as clear as possible.
10. Personal Chefs make it Easy
If you have any problems in the kitchen, consider hiring a personal chef!
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