10 Cooking Tips For Beginners That Are A Must Know
A few simple cooking tricks can make a boring dish even more delicious or simplify your cooking process altogether. So here are 10 cooking tips for beginners that you can add to your chef repertoire!
1. Don’t overcrowd the pan.
You might think you have enough room in your skillet for an extra piece of chicken, but if it’s questionable, don’t risk it. There’s a chance the heat won’t distribute properly to the rest of the food in the pan, thus affecting flavor or, worse, creating a health risk. As a preventative measure, leave a few inches between each item to ensure they cook thoroughly.
2. Let red meat sit before cutting into it.
Even a well-done steak should never taste dry. To prevent your steak from losing its juicy interior, place it directly on top of aluminum foil after taking it off the stove or grill. Carefully wrap the steak in the foil and let it sit for approximately five minutes. This allows the juices to settle before you cut into the meat. The meat will continue to cook while it is in the foil so if you prefer medium steak, you should take it off when it’s medium rare.