Available Useful Cookwares in the Market

Available Useful Cookwares in the Market

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The real charm of cooking food lies in the right kind of cookwares. There are several techniques involved in cooking such as frying, grilling, searing, sauteing, steaming or roasting.

If you don’t have the right kind of cookware then your whole effort and taste of cooking will land into a disaster. Hence it is very important for you to choose the most Useful Cookware that will turn your cooking experience into a pleasant one.

In recent times the market has become loaded with numerous varieties of cookware and it has really become difficult for you with their different shapes, sizes, designs and materials to make the right choice for yourself. [Read more...]

What Classifies Gourmet Food? A Simple Explanation!

What Classifies Gourmet Food? A Simple Explanation!

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If you wonder about specific items which are classified as gourmet food in that case Beluga caviar is a challenger for that number 1 position. Beluga is a kind of sturgeon that lives in a Caspian Sea where its captured by Iranian and Russian anglers for their eggs (unfertilized).

If you’re a real connoisseur, then you’ll realize that genuine black Beluga caviar can purely be consumed using a spoon that isn’t made from metal because metal responds to the roe and it will not taste as nice if this occurs.

It’s consumed using mother-of-pearl, bone and / or tortoise shell spoons (they are currently banned so you’ve to get vintage kinds). A part of the aura and cache of caviar will be the traditions which surround the consuming of it. [Read more...]

Cooking Methods For Different Kinds Of Fish

Cooking Methods For Different Kinds Of Fish

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Different kinds of fish require different methods of cooking. Basically, it is important to understand that fish flesh has relatively little amount of connective tissue, for this reason, very little cooking is required. When fish is overcooked, its flakes fall apart, more so, fibbers become tougher, dry and finally become tasteless.

Frying
This is one of the most commonly used methods during fish preparation. Basically, fish can be either shallow or deep fried. Whichever the method, a coating made from breadcrumbs, flour and egg should be applied onto the fish. This protects the delicate flesh and allows the fish to be evenly cooked.

In most occasions, fish fillets are cooked through this process. A vegetable oil is recommended for use. For shallow-frying, an amalgam of oil and butter is the best, and will guarantee a nicd tasting dish. [Read more...]

How to Defrost Chicken Like a Pro!

How to Defrost Chicken Like a Pro!

It’s a weekday, you’ve just gotten home from a long day of work, and now it’s time to cook dinner. You find your refrigerator bare, but the freezer well stocked with rock hard, frozen chicken. Do you:
A) Put some frozen chicken in the oven as-is,
B) Starve because it’ll never defrost in time, or
C) Leave it in the sink and get take-out? Hopefully you’ve done none of the above, because there are four perfectly safe ways to defrost chicken! You can use the refrigerator, cold water, the microwave, or a nifty defrosting plate. [Read more...]

Defrost Chicken Without Using Microwave

How To Defrost Chicken Without Using A Microwave

Defrosting your chicken is a process that you should think of well ahead of time. This is because your chicken takes time to thaw, depending on the size of the chicken and the defrosting method used.

Using a microwave to defrost chicken is highly un-advisable. This is because microwaves can cook you chicken slightly on the outside while the insides remain raw and may cause your chicken to lose flavour.

The two safest and hygienic ways to defrost chicken are the fridge -defrost method and the cold water -defrost method. Unlike the microwave –defrost method, both are slower and time consuming but you can be assured of a well thawed chicken without worrying about undercooked insides or growth of salmonella and other bacteria.

Under the fridge –defrost method, the chicken can be left whole and packaged put in a tray or dish (to prevent water from dripping into the refrigerator) and then placed in the fridge to defrost.

You can also remove the packaging from the chicken, cover with cling film, and place in a shallow bowl to contain drippings then put in the refrigerator to defrost.

The fridge –defrost method is the oldest and safest way to defrost your chicken but it takes time. You can keep you chicken in the refrigerator for up to 2 days after defrosting using this method.

Using the cold water method of defrosting, the chicken is wrapped up or put in a Ziploc bag. Run water into the sink till it is full then submerge your chicken in the cold water for a length of time.

Ensure that the water does not become warm as this can trigger the growth of bacteria.

You can also place the chicken in a deep container filled with water, then you place under the tap and let cold water trickle slowly into the container, displacing the water in the container slowly.

It is faster than the fridge –defrost method. Under the cold water –defrost method, it is important that you ensure your chicken is totally submerged in water for the whole defrosting period.

Make Delicious Crispy Chicken Breasts

Here’s a really great chicken recipe that tastes delicious and is low in fat

It is a recipe for crunchy chicken breasts, but obviously they are healthy, made with lean white meat and oats.

Here are the ingrediants that you will need

  • Chicken breasts - thaw the chicken breasts making sure that they \re completely defrosted and safe to proceed.
  • You will need 1/2 cup of plain oats
  • one tablespoon of low sodium salt
  • two egg whites
  • Pam calorie-free butter spray

How to make the chicken breasts

  • Take the chicken breasts and season them with some salt. If you like your chicken spicy, add a little bit of chilli powder or some other hot spice. Add seasoning to whatever takes your liking
  •  Place the chicken breast in egg white making sure its completely covered.
  • Place the chicken breasts in the rolled oats making sure they completely covered also.
  • Then put the chicken breasts on a oven tray covered with foil.
  •  After you have placed the chicken breasts on the tray put your calorie-free Pam spray over them. This helps them crisp up giving a delicious taste
  •  Heat up the oven to 400F
  •  Put the chicken breasts in for 10 minutes, then turn the breasts over and bake for another 10 minutes
  • When ready the oats will go crispy and taste just great.Make sure the chicken is cooked throughly

And there you have it. Delicious crispy chicken breasts to impress all your family and friends!

This recipes is great as it is low in calories, one chicken breast just 180 calories and high in protein and low in fat.