Whether you love to cook or hate it, you could probably use some cooking advice from professional chefs. Chefs go through school and generally learn a lot of different tricks and tips throughout their long careers. Now you can use their advice in your home kitchen tonight!
Even if you’re a great home chef, surely you want to learn some tips to make cooking easier and make your dishes even better. Here are some tips from professional chefs that you can incorporate into your cooking routine right now.
1. Use fresh spices and herbs
Spices don’t really spoil, but if they have been sitting in your pantry for years, they won’t taste as good. They also may not be as strong. Keep track of how long you have dried herbs and spices and use fresh versions whenever possible for a better flavor.
2. Sear and then cook meat
For restaurant quality chicken, beef, and other meat, sear it on the stovetop first. Then finish cooking the meat in your oven to make sure it cooks evenly. If you’re cooking steak, make sure to make it rest after. Let your steak sit out for about 5-10 minutes after it is cooked before you cut it. It will give you the juiciest and most delicious steak ever.
3. Prep your ingredients before you start cooking
Do you ever get overwhelmed trying to find ingredients while making a recipe? First, you should prep, cut, and get ready all of the ingredients you will need for the recipe. Then you feel organized and you can start cooking with ease. Make sure you get out all of the tools and utensils you’ll need too.
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