Simple Cooking Strategies Anyone Can Succeed At


by Johnathan Black


Learning to cook can be an intimidating subject for some people. There seems to be so much to learn. It doesn't seem like you can ever know everything there is to know about cooking. But this article can help you gain knowledge and skill that can increase your enjoyment of cooking.

Try mixing course sea salt with a little bit of olive oil for added flavor instead of regular seasonings on your lettuce. Combine it with vinaigrette and you'll have a great tasting dinner salad or a nicely dressed lunchtime treat. The mixture will stay crunchy and stable on your crisp greens.

Store your lettuce and celery in paper bags and not plastic ones. Do not clean the vegetables or take off the leaves on the stalk or on the outside, until you are ready to cook them. This will ensure that it stays fresh inside of the refrigerator and you can cook with them.

Chicken broth should be used when you are sauting your vegetables. Chicken broth can be purchased at any grocery store. It is important to choose a chicken broth that is low in sodium so that you do not eat too much sodium. Sodium can cause you to retain water which is not good.

After you have cooked mashed potatoes, make sure that you return them to the hot pan so that they can steam for the next ten minutes. This will allow for the potatoes to dry out so that you can get a rich texture when you are applying your milk and butter.

When you are storing leftovers make sure that you put them away as soon as possible to inhibit bacteria growth. You should always cover them tightly as well. This not only ensures health but it also will keep your leftovers fresher for a longer period of time. Leftovers are great!

When you open a can of tomato paste for just a spoonful and are wondering what to do with the rest, place dollops on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, and stick the sheet in the freezer. When the blobs of paste are frozen solid, transfer them to a freezer bag. You can then pull out just enough tomato paste for your next few recipes, without wasting partial cans.

As previously mentioned, anyone can be a good cook with the right information. Do not be intimidated by others, by following the tips in this article you can improve your cooking skills and become more comfortable in the kitchen. If you have the desire to improve then these tips are a great start.




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