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Elevate any meal by saving pan drippings to create a simple sauce packed with umami flavors.

For every 1 cup of milk, add 1 tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice to make a buttermilk substitution in 15 minutes.

The perfect guacamole recipe can be improvised with 5-6 avocados mixed with lime, minced red onion, salt and pepper plus a spicy element. Smash, stir and serve!

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Cooking Tips to Know by Heart

Published on January 21, 2021
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Cooking Tips to Know by Heart | These tips aren’t the basics of cooking—how to braise or how to saute—but they are techniques and ideas you should know because they’ll simply make you better, smarter, and faster in the kitchen.
  • A pan sauce is a must-know recipe. Elevate any meal by saving pan drippings to create a simple sauce packed with umami flavors.
  • You can make buttermilk when you don’t have any. For every 1 cup of milk, add 1 tbsp of white vinegar or lemon juice to make a buttermilk substitution in 15 minutes.
  • Guacamole shouldn’t be complicated. The perfect guacamole recipe can be improvised with 5-6 avocados mixed with lime, minced red onion, salt and pepper plus a spicy element. Smash, stir and serve!
  • Always rinse your rice. Rinse your rice thoroughly to help absorb water properly.
  • Your knife (but not the sharp edge) can help you peel garlic faster. Place a garlic clove on a cutting board, using your palm press the flat edge of your knife into the clove. Lift the knife and pull the skin away with ease.
  • Steaks need to warm up before cooking. Let your steak rest at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before cooking. It will help the steak cook evenly. Let it rest after cooking to let liquids seal in before cutting.
  • The classic vinaigrette ratio is 3:1. Memorize the 3:1 classic vinaigrette ratio for a quick salad dressing. 3 parts oil to one part acid will serve as the base. Whisk and serve.
  • Cooking requires patience. The most important tip: Cooking requires patience. Let pans heat up properly. Allow food to sit and brown before flipping. Don’t rush the process and your meals will be next-level.
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