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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...

This post was edited on 7/13 at 8:46 pm



OTIS2
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
use herbs...more than most think.


Jax-Tiger
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
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use herbs...more than most think.


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


CHEDBALLZ
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
I've been on an herbs de province kick here lately.


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ruzil
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
If I'd tell you, I'd have to kill you.

Salt your onions when you sweat them.


CHEDBALLZ
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
I been doing that..... good tip and use BUTTER not margarine. Margarine is mostly water and evaporates quicker than butter.


CITWTT
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
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1. Add a pinch or two of sugar



Hell NO!!!


OTIS2
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
Unsalted butter...and layer in your vegetables into a sauté...build flavors. Stock > water.
This post was edited on 7/14 at 9:02 am


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OldTigahFot
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
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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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Degas
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
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.



Jax-Tiger
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
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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.


BigDropper
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
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1. Add a pinch or two of sugar



Hell NO!!!


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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.


coolpapaboze
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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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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
Take carrot let it meet a grater, mission accomplished.


Sacrifice_blunts
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
If a recipe calls for milk I like to use half and half.. Makes it a little richer.


fatboydave
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
Cream of mushroom


W
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
Using a butter roux instead of oil and flour.



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Zach
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
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Salt your onions when you sweat them.

Learned that from Alton last year.


OTIS2
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
Add dry herbs during the sauté .


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Blind Boy Grunt
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re: Secrets you use when cooking...
Add dried ground Shrimp to Seafood Stocks.


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