Chef-Inspired Hacks for Home Cooks

Discover this juicy secret to tame tough cuts of meat and other culinary tricks

From the LifeMintue.TV Team

January 4, 2024

Channel your inner chef with these stress-free cooking pointers.

To Make Something Less Salty
Add a sweet ingredient such as a pinch of sugar or a dollop of honey. An acidic element can also be a fix, such as lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.

Make Roasted Veggies Extra Crispy 
Adding cornstarch creates a crispy texture when cooked. Add 1 tablespoon per pound of vegetables.

How to Tell If Your Fish is Cooked 
Being able to easily insert a toothpick and slip it through the thickest part of the flesh is a good indicator the fish is done. Any resistance means it needs a little more time to cook.

Mouthwatering Meats 
To make meats more tender, marinate it overnight in fresh pineapple juice.  Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain that breaks down collagen fibers and makes it mouthwateringly tender.

Even Salad Dressing 
Drizzle or spoon dressing inside the rim or edge of the bowl first then add your lettuce. This helps ensure that each bite is more uniformly coated, preventing some areas from getting too much or too little dressing. And use a large mixing bowl to distribute ingredients more evenly.

Warm Your Plate 
Microwave plates and bowls for 30–90 seconds before putting the food on them. It helps retain the flavors of your culinary handiwork.

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