A lot of people consider cooking to be just another chore that needs doing. The following article shows you how you can do that.
Before attempting to prepare food with skewers, take a few things to heart. If using skewers made of steel or metal, avoid ones with rounded surfaces and try ones with square or beveled designs.
Keep your herbs in a place that is both dark and cool. Their flavors are weakened significantly by things like heat, light and humidity. Herbs and spices that are ground usually remain flavorful for a year. Whole spices can stay fresh for up to five years. Proper storage can extend their shelf life even longer.
Many people find slicing meat into thin strips very difficult; however, if you partially freeze the meat, the task is much simpler. This technique is particularly good for meats served in Asian cuisine. The meat holds a tighter form when the it is partially frozen making the strips clean cut with out any stretching of the meat. However, the meat strips should be thawed to assure even cooking.
Make sure that the knives you are using are very sharp. A dull knife will not only make it more difficult to slice and chop your ingredients, but it will also be a hazard to use. If you use a dull knife you will need to exert more force to get the job done and run the risk of cutting yourself, whereas with a sharpened knife you can do your prep work easier and quicker.
Many use a good number of apples for baking and cooking throughout fall and winter, but if improperly stored, they will spoil quickly. Apples tend to rot in warm dry air, so tie them up loosely in plastic bags and store in a refrigerator or cool basement. One rotten apple will spoil the whole bunch, so check each one occasionally to see if you should throw any away.
As you can see, it’s possible to make cooking interesting and less like a chore. If you use the tips in this article you’ll find that you can make cooking creative and fun, enjoying every minute of it.