What was the last really good meal you cooked in your apartments in Katy? If you’re having trouble remembering, don’t worry; you’ve come to the right place. This week’s blog is all about simple cooking tips that you can sue to improve every meal you make. We’re not going to be sharing any recipes — we’re just going to share some best practices that will help you make fresh, flavorful meals time and time again.
In the previous blog post, we talked about things you can do to make yourself comfortable in your kitchen. If you took that advice and created a kitchen you love using, it’ll be that much easier to follow the advice in this week’s post! Let’s get right to the list of simple cooking tips, shall we? When you're done reading through the list, please be sure to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your community of apartments in 77450.
Add garlic and acid
Do you ever wonder why restaurant food tastes so much better than the meals you’re able to make at home? A lot of times, it’s because the chefs at restaurants remember to use all the little ingredients that we at home forget about. You probably remember to add salt to your dishes, but are you pairing that salt with an acid like lemon juice or lime juice? If you’re cooking meat or veggies, you should also fry up some fresh garlic in the pan before you add anything else. These little things make a big difference!
Let meat rest after cooking it
It’s important to let big pieces of meat rest before you cut into them. Let’s say you’re cooking a chicken breast, or a pork chop. As the meat heats up, the juices move towards the edge of the meat. Those juices will move back towards the center of the meat if you allow the meat to cool off before you cut it. If you cut it too quickly after taking it off the heat, however, the juices will spill out onto your cutting board!
Don’t overcrowd the pan
Meat and vegetables release moisture as they heat up. If that moisture is hot enough, it turns into steam. That steam can be a problem in an overcrowded pan, where each piece of food is touching another piece. In an overcrowded pan, the hot moisture can steam the other food around it. Most food tastes best when it’s browned, not steamed. If you find that your pans are often overcrowded, try investing in a larger pan and see if it doesn’t have a noticeable effect on the way your food tastes.
We’ve hit the end of our list of simple cooking tips, residents! As always, we greatly appreciate those of you that took some time out of your day to hang out with us here on The Grand at LaCenterra blogs page. We hope that these tips help you make delicious meals every night of the week, and that you’ll come back in September to read our next post!
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