For Cooking Fever – Improve Your Culinary Expertise With These Handy Tips

Having a fantastic meal at a restaurant can leave you marveling at the chef’s skill and pondering just how that chef prepared it. Have you ever attempted to make that same dish yourself at home. Take the following information and learn how to cook up your favorite dishes, while creating new ones for any occasion. People of all ages, from teens to grannies, love to cook.

In order to make the process of cooking easier, you should take to time to make large amounts of meat or vegetable stock and store it in the freezer. Not only is making your own stock less expensive than buying it from a retailer, but it makes it easy to keep a large supply on hand. Simply freeze the stock in small and clearly labeled portions and then take out what you need when you need it!

Here is a tip that will thicken your sauce quickly and easily so that all your hard work will have not been wasted. Combine 1 tablespoon corn starch with 2 tablespoons water, and stir together in a separate bowl. Slowly add this mixture to your simmering sauce to thicken it up. To keep from over-thickening the sauce, stir it constantly and add the starch mixture gradually.

Microwaving a lemon or a lime for a few seconds can release the juices. Sometimes the citrus at a grocery store is not as fresh as it could be, making it difficult to juice. If you microwave it for 10 seconds, and then roll it between your hand and the counter it will release more juice.

Congratulations, you have begun the process of becoming a great cook! Experiment freely, imagine wildly, and make bold attempts at using new recipes and new ingredients. With the tremendous variety of foods from around the world, there is no limit to the creative, delicious meals you can cook!