September 12, 2014

Tip #37: Simple Strategies & Techniques in Cooking (Part-2)

Simplifying strategies, tips, and techniques to be followed in Kitchen which are collected from different sources are here for you from Bhojana's Smart Samayal Tips.....







  Also read Simple Strategies & Techniques in Cooking Part -1



Cook pasta 1 minute less than the package instructions and cook it the rest of the way in the pan with sauce.


Vegetables roast at different speeds so cut to the right size to make sure they all cook evenly. Soft vegetables like Brinjals cook faster so cut these up larger. Hard vegetables like Raddish and Cluster beans take longer to cook so chop up finer.

After working with garlic, rub your hands vigorously on your stainless steel sink for 30 seconds before washing them. It will remove the odor.

When you deep-fry, hold each piece of food with long tongs as you put it to the oil. Hold it just below the oil's surface for five seconds before releasing it. This will seal the exterior and stop it from sticking to the pot or the other food.

To make a great sandwich, spread the mayonnaise from corner to corner on the bread. People rush this step and just do a swoosh down the middle. Every bite should be flavorful. Now that's a sandwich!

After cutting corn off the cob, use the back side of a knife (not the blade side) to scrape the cob again to extract the sweet milk left behind. This milk adds flavor and body to any corn dish.

For safety, put a wine cork on the tip of a knife before putting the knife in a drawer.

For perfect vegetable soup, start with diced carrots, onions, peppers and tomatoes sautéed in oil or butter before you add any liquid. This brings out the taste and caramelizes the sugars.

Want to know if your oil is hot enough for frying? Here’s a tip: Stick a wooden skewer or spoon in the oil. If bubbles form around the wood, then you are good to go.

Make sure the handle of your sauté pan is turned away from you so you don't hit it and knock it off the stove. It happens all the time.