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LSUBoo
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2. Add more garlic than the recipe calls for - maybe that's just me...


Every single time, unless it's something sweet.


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W
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
When I boil edamame, I add a cap full of liquid crab boil to the water.

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LouisianaLady
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2. Add more garlic than the recipe calls for - maybe that's just me...




ALWAYS.


LSU Tammany Tiger
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Stock > water.


I am finding this to be very true....


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AlxTgr
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1. Add a pinch or two of sugar - sugar, like salt will bring out flavors of savory dishes
My mother did this. Amazing what it can do.

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2. Add more garlic than the recipe calls for - maybe that's just me...
I have never said, nor heard: "This would be good, but there's too much garlic."

Is there even such thing as too much garlic?


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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
Buy a chimney starter for your charcoal grilling.


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Ole Geauxt
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
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Is there even such thing as too much garlic?


Yes, my last batch of salsa had about 4 cloves too many, but that was a first!


AlxTgr
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
I've eaten straight garlic that could have used garlic powder.


Dale Doubak
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
I use a lot of kitchen bouquet and definitely more that normal garlic


Sus-Scrofa
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
If you're oiling a pan so that food doesn't stick to it while baking throw the oiled pan in the oven for a few minutes before putting the food you're baking on it.


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BoogaBear
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Allowing any meat to come to room temperature before cooking. It's not really a secret, but mandatory for best results. Nothing gets cooked straight from the fridge


If there is one thing in this world I wish would go away it's cancer. If there are 2 things it's cancer and steak myths. It would take hours for your meat to reach room temperature all the way through. After an hour the core temp of a steak will rise maybe 2° sitting on the counter. Then you have a warmer crust and a cool center which could make cooking more inconsistent.

Next time you cook steaks leave one in the fridge and one on the counter and keep checking temps.

The best way to get even cooking and a great sear is the reverse sear method.


LSUBoo
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
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When I boil edamame, I add a cap full of liquid crab boil to the water.



I add a little crab boil whenever I boil anything... pasta, lentils, potatoes, etc.


W
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I add a little crab boil whenever I boil anything... pasta, lentils, potatoes, etc.


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AlxTgr
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It would take hours for your meat to reach room temperature all the way through
...and I give it hours.

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Next time you cook steaks leave one in the fridge and one on the counter and keep checking temps.
Have done it. Not on purpose, but just by accident. Someone showing up with cold meat at last minute. They cook differently every time.


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hiltacular
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If there is one thing in this world I wish would go away it's cancer. If there are 2 things it's cancer and steak myths. It would take hours for your meat to reach room temperature all the way through. After an hour the core temp of a steak will rise maybe 2° sitting on the counter. Then you have a warmer crust and a cool center which could make cooking more inconsistent.

agreed. Although letting the steak sit out isn't really hurting it in anyway and you are usually just picking a fight if you try and tell someone otherwise

hot-tubbing or reverse sear is the way to go if you are really trying to get the perfect steak
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BoogaBear
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agreed. Although letting the steak sit out isn't really hurting it in anyway and you are usually just picking a fight if you try and tell someone otherwise


Not saying either way is right or wrong because the difference is negligible. I just don't really like having a nice steak sitting out for 5 hours to make a 10 degree difference. Just my 2 cents!


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Zach
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Although letting the steak sit out isn't really hurting it in anyway


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ShoeBang
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
Cavendar's Greek Seasoning on a steak. People will want to know WTF you just did. Just throw it in with your regular dry rub on your ribeyes. It compliments everything and adds a flavor that people notice.


Tommy Patel
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fatboydave


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Cream of mushroom


grandfather called this New Jersey Roux



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Gris Gris
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
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Cavendar's Greek Seasoning on a steak


A really good seasoning for a lot of things. I use it on grilled fish quite often, as well. It's my "Tony's".
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