A short selection of useful tips, plus dazzle your friends with our beautiful recipes for all occasions.
Poaching your fish We don’t always have the proper pans to poach a fish, so the best way is to lightly oil kitchen foil. Lay your fish on top of it add a few slices of lemon on top and fresh herbs with seasoning, add butter and wine, close your parcel carefully so that the wine does not escape and put it in the oven on medium heat, you can check if it is cooked, the flesh will easily break off.
Have a go.
Fancy dressing up your salad?
Why not make your own salad dressing it’s easy and there no need to go out and buy the expensive stuff off the shelf. Always keep a lemon or lime handy, use salt & pepper, herbs, tomato, pesto any condiment you may have in your cupboard.
Tart up your Salad
To get a great crispy fresh cold salad just soak it in some really cold water, then experiment with various flavours such as:
* Feta cheese
* Fresh herbs
* Balsamic vinegar
* Olive oil
* Parmesan flakes
* Cold cooked pasta
* Various dried fruits.
Spill the Beans
Pulses are great, they can be used for a variety of things such as salads, soup, casserole can also be made into a dip by pulsing them with various herbs & garlic or simply anything you fancy.
Best served on grilled bread or some naan bread.
Perk up your Mayonnaise
Instead of serving just plain old mayo from a jar try adding some extra flavour such as sundried tomatos, capers, tabasco, just to name a few. Another great tip try adding some ready made curry sauce or how about adding garlic and there you have it: the famous Aioli!
Buying tomatoes or apple from the supermarket usually means that they have been picked too early and they will not ripe properly, so, instead of putting them in the fridge when you get home just leave them on a window seal this will help them to reach a better flavour.
Cheese and red wine they go hand in hand specially with some warm crusty bread but to enjoy the full flavour of both allow them to breath and reach room temperature, you will notice a big difference.
To help tenderising your meat for casserole, dice some onions and a splash of vinegar, mix it all with your meat and keep it sealed in the fridge over night, this will help break donw the hard fibres of the meat and give you a wonderful soft casserole.
Banana is one of the fruits that give you tonnes of goodness so why not use it more in different ways:
Baked with vanilla, pan fried with rhum and raisins, chargrilled with ice cream, wizzed with coconut milk for drinking and many more.
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