Every individual must understand that basic cooking is not an art, it's an essential life skill. No one expects you to prepare a three-course MasterChef standard meal, but it’s important to know a few basic cooking techniques, along with some pro tips here and there, that will help you save your energy and resources when it’s time to show off your skills in the kitchen.
If even the most renowned chefs like Guy Fieri also started from scratch, what's really stopping you?!
On that note, here are some basic day-to-day cooking techniques you must be aware of.
#1 - Everyday omelet
If you’re not in the mood to cook but still want to eat something nutritious, the list of your go-to options will surely include a nicely done omelet! It's delicious and yet oh so simple to prepare. All you need to do is beat the eggs together and pour them into a frying pan. Now wasn’t that super easy?! And here’s a pro tip—to make it more fluffy, drag the egg in the middle of the pan as it starts to set.
#2 - Glossy melted chocolate
Using the world-famous method of 'bain-marie’ to melt compound chocolate might sound very fancy and complicated, but in reality, it’s super easy. Just place a large container of water on gentle heat while tossing the chocolate in another smaller container before placing the smaller container in the larger one. Be careful not to spill the water from the outer pan into the inner container. The best part about this technique is that the chocolate melts smoothly, leaving a glossy texture while giving off a heavenly aroma.
#3 - Smokey stuffed roast chicken
In most houses, roasted chicken is a Sunday delicacy, but what makes it special is its stuffing. Both the chicken and the stuffing need to be cooked perfectly, and to ensure this, the best technique is to keep a temperature thermometer handy or wait until the juices run clear. A recommended tip to achieve that juicy flavourful and healthy roast is to rub it with a mixture of thyme, rapeseed oil, and lemon juice before serving it alongside some chopped roasted veggies.
#4 - Freshly made gravy
Freshly made gravy tastes extremely good is way better than powdered gravy on any given day. The taste and aroma that come from the roasting pan are truly amazing and in our books, a freshly prepared, silky sauce is simply the best. Chef's kiss!
#5 - The evergreen jacket potatoes
A potato recipe that needs no introduction. It's a huge hit in every household, but a few tweaks can transform this average recipe into a truly outstanding one. Make sure to rub the skin of the potatoes with a freshly made spice mix combined with a little oil. Roast it at the usual temperature before tasting the magic for yourself.
These are some of our favorite cooking tips that always come in super handy if you want to leave a lasting impression on your dinner guests. Let us know which one you like the most!