When we are confronted for the first time to the world of the kitchen, sometimes we make mistakes that are typical of the inexperience. With the time we acquire greater skill and safety. In today’s article we are going to give a series of tips that don’t make any of the 7 common mistakes in the kitchen, do you want to know more? I Acompañadnos!
Below, I list some of the main mistakes that we commit when we are confronted for the first time to the world of the kitchen. Take good note of the recommendations that we give to achieve them.
1. Do you boil or simmer?
Simmer is different to a boil. When we cook at a simmer, the bubbles produced by the heat arriving at the surface of the fluid every one or two seconds. When we boil, the bubbles come to the surface constantly. This is why it is important to pay attention to what he asks of us the recipe, if you boil, rather than simmer, we will obtain, in the case of meat, a product with a dry finish.
2. Do not wait for the skillet to be hot
If we begin to cook some of the ingredients in the pan, such as meat or seafood, without waiting for it to be hot, we will obtain a final product without color in the case of the flesh, or soft in the case of the seafood. In addition, if the pan is not anti-adherent, and not have waited for it to warm up enough, the more likely it is that the food ends up sticking.
3. Not letting the meat settle
Once we finish cooking meat, it is best to let it rest for a few minutes so that the juices inside to settle. If we cut nothing else you remove it from the fire, the juices will escape keeping a dry product unappetizing. To avoid this, we recommend that you should leave meat to rest of 5 minutes if it is small pieces and up to 20 in the case of a roasted whole chicken.
4. Not tempering meat before cooking
In order to avoid cooking uneven in the foods that we should let that temper before cooking, otherwise it is very likely that we left the inside bit done. To avoid this, we must leave the meat out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before cooking.
5. Cook the vegetables any more than necessary
To avoid that the vegetables end up puréed, it is best to cook them as accurate. When the remove from heat the vegetables to continue cooking. Sometimes interested in avoiding this to happen, to achieve this, we introduce the vegetables in cold water to stop the cooking.
6. Give many turns to food
When you fry food it is important not to walk them around in circles all the time. If we want to acquire a nice golden, we must resist the temptation of walking constantly turning, self-control is the key to make the surface of food is brown.
7. Use a small pot to cook pasta
One of the keys to the pasta’s cooked well it is into the water when it comes into a boil. For the temperature of the water does not fall on chopped, what would be left to boil, it is important to use a large pot with plenty of water, this way the boiling may fade slightly, but soon will start again to boil. If the pasta is not cooked in boiling water, its texture can be sticky.