When you think about making your meals taste better, or becoming a better cook, a lot of things come to your mind right? Guess what? You don't even need so much experience to get your cooking skills to be top-notch. All you need to be a better cook today is a little bit of knowledge, and you are good to go!
Here are some free ways to take your cooking skill to the next level.
Make do with what you have!
These days, cooking well seems to involve money, For instance, buying a perfect set of cookware or having the best ingredients in your cupboard. Although spending money wisely on our tools and food is important but making do with what we have is equally important.
Read the recipe through before beginning.
Even when the meal looks extremely simple, it is important to read through the recipe from beginning to end before starting to cook. This way you can make sure you have all of the ingredients and tools on hand, while you also are clear on how to proceed with each step. Read through the recipe at least twice to make sure that you understand the directions. Understanding the recipe will help you to cook better.
Set a daily time to clear the fridge.
After dinner is a good time to look for things that need to be used up, put away leftovers, take stock and see if there’s something that should be prioritized in tomorrow’s meal.
Cut everything the same size.
Knife skills are a big thing that people want to learn, while the focus can be on fancy cuts or speed, the real mark of good knife skills is being able to cut everything to the same size. Making a chicken stew? Cut the chicken breast into precise-sized pieces so they cook at the same rate. Same goes for vegetables. Practising precision and evenness in your knife skills will get you farther than being able to dice a spring onion in 30 seconds.
Build taste over time.
When cooking with simple ingredients, adding extra time helps the cooking process. For instance, slowly reducing a chicken or vegetable stock concentrates the flavour.
Pay attention to food smell.
We all are pretty well acquainted with the smell of party Jollof rice. But aside that, invest in your sense of smell as you cook, if you pay attention, you can tell by smell when a stock is rich enough.
Take full responsibility for how your food tastes.
A recipe is only a guide, especially when it comes to savoury dishes like pasta, soup, and Sauce. Taste as you go, adjust with more salt, pepper, and other seasonings to suit your taste.
Use the right Spices and Seasonings?
This is self-explanatory. Using the right ingredients guarantees you a tasty and healthy meal. Tiger Spices are all 100% natural spices with both culinary and health benefits. Our Larsor Seasonings ensure that you season your dish with the relevant seasoning for various dishes.
Now, you have it!
What other amazing techniques do you employ to improve your cooking skills? We’d love to know.