How to Dredge Chicken

chicken fillet on chopping board with herbs

Dredging may be a basic cooking technique, but done right, it will give your chicken a satisfyingly crispy coating while keeping it moist on the inside. Here’s a quick guide on how to dredge chicken. How to Dredge Chicken To dredge meat is to coat it lightly with a dry ingredient. You can dredge chicken …

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How to Make a Mortar and Pestle

Mortar and pestle on white cloth

Using a mortar and pestle is an excellent way to make food richer and more flavorful by pounding ingredients like garlic to lush pastes and grinding spices to evoke deep-seated flavors.  And you don’t have to buy one to own one.  Here’s a guide to help you learn how to make a mortar and pestle …

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How to Cook Fish so It Doesn’t Taste Fishy

fresh uncooked fish

Fish tastes bad – and if you’re reading this, you or someone you’re cooking for knows that for a fact. But there are ways to make fish taste better by getting rid of its characteristic pungent taste. I’ve highlighted the best cooking techniques on the internet so you can learn how to cook fish so …

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How to Start Liking Fish

fish plate with vegetables

Regardless of if you never ate fish as a child or never really liked it, it’s great that you’re considering adding fish to your diet. Eating fish has a ton of health benefits! But that begs the question: how to start liking fish? Here’s a guide to help acquire a taste for fish. How to …

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How to Plate Food

chicken vegetable plate

Studies prove that plating food right makes people want to pay for it. While not all are trained, it’s not very difficult to learn to plate well enough to make my meals more appetizing. In this post, you will learn how to plate food like a chef. How to Plate Food Plating food can seem …

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How to Dredge Fish

Fried fish

The perfect dredging can produce a delicious payoff – fried fish that is crisp on the outside and tender and flavorful on the inside. To dredge a fish means to coat it with a dry ingredient lightly. How to Dredge Fish Fish is usually dredged in flour before being dipped in egg wash and finished …

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How to Make Fish Taste Good

Fresh fish about to be cooked

The strong taste and the pungent smell of fish can be off-putting. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about if you’re reading this. Luckily, there are many ways to mellow down the flavor and aroma of fish. In this short guide, I’ve outlined how to make fish taste good, whether you’re cooking it for …

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How To Use A Sharpening Stone

Used knife on top of a sharpening stone

This likely isn’t the first time you’ll be hearing of this: a dull knife is far more dangerous to use than a sharp one. You will need to apply more pressure to use a dull knife, increasing the risk of it slipping and cutting you.  How To Use A Sharpening Stone Here’s a quick guide …

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How Long to Cook a T-Bone Steak on the Grill

Trying to test how long to cook a T-bone steak on the grill

T-Bone steaks are a classic cut and perfect for those who want a little variety in their meat experience. The T-Bone steak is a best of both worlds steak, containing a piece of the tender Filet and meaty flavorful New York Strip all in one.  While giving diners an amazing variety of flavors and textures, …

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What Identifies a Cranberry as Ripe?

Ripe red cranberries in a blue bowl

When the holiday season comes around, I see the shelves of my local supermarkets flushed with fresh cranberries. Though, I don’t regularly buy, keep, or cook with cranberries so it can be very hard to tell if they are ripe, or worse off, spoiled. I’ll be going what identifies a cranberry as ripe so you …

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How to Clean a Salt Block

Seafood appetizer on a clean salt block

There has recently been a growing trend in the move from plain old table salt to its fancier cousin Himalayan salt. I’m sure you’ve seen it before, the light pink color is pretty unmistakable.  Himalayan salt is often touted for its health benefits and distinct mineral flavor. But what is really impressive is its ability …

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How Long Is Cranberry Sauce Good For?

Cranberry sauce on a spoon

Cranberry sauce is a true holiday season staple. But whether you get your cranberry sauce from a can or make it yourself on the stove, many people will be wondering, how long does it last? How Long Is Cranberry Sauce Good For? A simple store-bought or homemade jam-style cranberry sauce with water, sugar, and cranberries …

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