Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Food Tips

I love cooking and it is already my passion to try new recipes I got from the net. But in the process of cooking I discovered minor difficulties in the preparation of the ingredients which somehow affect the length of time. I would like to share some simple tips to make food preparation easy.

Peeling garlic cloves.
For a quicker peeling of garlic cloves, you must have to microwave them first for 10 seconds. They will pop out of their skin instantly.

Storing of apples and carrots.
Don’t store apples and carrots in the same compartment inside the refrigerator because apples emit a gas that makes the carrots bitter.

Easy way to steam veggies.
Simply place a colander over a pan of boiling water, pour prepared veggies in and put a lid over the top for 10-12 mins. The veggies will be cooked and crunchy but be careful in getting the veggies, because the strainer will be hot!

How to cut meat into thin slices.
When cooking beef or pork which required to cut the meat as thin as possible. You must have to cut it while it still partially frozen.

Tips for cooking beans.
When cooking beans, when you have any additional ingredients, such as acidic substances, like lemon juice, vinegar, tomatoes, ketchup or wine, it should be added at the end of the cooking time, since acid makes the beans firm.

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