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Jax-Tiger
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Secrets you use when cooking...


Things you do to improve many recipes you read about and try...

I often:

1. Add a pinch or two of sugar - sugar, like salt will bring out flavors of savory dishes

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




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OTIS2
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use herbs...more than most think.





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Jax-Tiger
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quote:

use herbs...more than most think.


Good one. I do that often. Especially with fresh herbs.






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CHEDBALLZ
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I've been on an herbs de province kick here lately.





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If I'd tell you, I'd have to kill you.

Salt your onions when you sweat them.






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CHEDBALLZ
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I been doing that..... good tip and use BUTTER not margarine. Margarine is mostly water and evaporates quicker than butter.





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quote:

1. Add a pinch or two of sugar



Hell NO!!!






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OTIS2
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Unsalted butter...and layer in your vegetables into a sauté...build flavors. Stock > water.


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OldTigahFot
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Add more garlic than the recipe calls for


Not just you. I did it tonight and it was perfect.







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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.

I add ginger root when making chicken stock.







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Jax-Tiger
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quote:
1. Add a pinch or two of sugar



Hell NO!!!


Hell YES! Not enough to make it sweet, but just enough enhance the flavor. It helps the flavors fuse.






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BigDropper
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quote:
1. Add a pinch or two of sugar



Hell NO!!!


quote:

Hell YES! Not enough to make it sweet, but just enough enhance the flavor. It helps the flavors fuse.


Agree, but I prefer brown sugar as it has a little more character than white.






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Agree, but I prefer brown sugar as it has a little more character than white.

Pretty sure that's racist.






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CITWTT
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Take carrot let it meet a grater, mission accomplished.





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If a recipe calls for milk I like to use half and half.. Makes it a little richer.





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Cream of mushroom





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Using a butter roux instead of oil and flour.







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Zach
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Salt your onions when you sweat them.

Learned that from Alton last year.






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Add dry herbs during the sauté .





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Add dried ground Shrimp to Seafood Stocks.





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