Do you watch cooking shows and wonder how the top chefs create their delicious dishes? They make it look so easy, don’t they? But actually, it is because the secrets that ensure top chef dishes are a cut above the rest are quite simple. Once you know these secrets you’re going to find preparing, cooking and making delightful delicacies is a piece of cake.
Clean As You Go Along
A simple piece of advice to start with but one that is definitely worth paying attention to. By cleaning up as you go along, you’ll make preparing your food a lot easier. It’s quite difficult to prepare delicious food if your chopping board is covered in the juices of other veg that you’ve just prepped. Leaving your boards messy can also mix flavors that you don’t want combined which can affect the taste of the final dish.
There’s also a slight issue with safety here too. An unclean board or knife can make it slippery and if that’s the case accidents can happen.
Only As Good As Your Tools
True for almost every creative craft, if you want a great final result, you have to make sure that you are using the right tools. That means that you should have a set of pro knives that are as sharp as they can be. You might even want a knife sharpener somewhere on your workplace to make sure you can get them ready before you start cooking. This will ensure you can get the perfect cuts of meat you want for your evening meal.
You might have seen a few episodes of Hell’s Kitchen. One of the prizes for the winning team is a set of stainless steel chef knives. The group of amateur chefs are almost always overjoyed to receive them with good reason. They’ll literally put your food a cut above the rest. Sites like Cut It Fine have some great recommendations on choosing the right knives for your kitchen if you’re not sure which set to buy.
Sear It Before You Heat It
Many top chefs sear meat like chicken before they cook it. By doing this, you can get the right color on top of the meat, and you can let some of the delicious juices out, giving it a more distinct flavor. It also makes the meat a lot more succulent and less chewy.
Don’t Waste It, Taste It
Lastly, you should make sure you are tasting anything that you’re making before you ever think about serving it. By tasting as you go, you can ensure that your dish stays on the right track. A little more salt here, some seasoning there will make all the difference to the final result.
You might think that top chefs perfect their recipe long before they enter the kitchen. On the contrary, most improve their dishes as they go along and this is the true secret to their distinct flavor. They are always keeping track of how their food tastes, long before it reaches the table. You should too.
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