Beginner Cooking Board – How to Use a Recipe
Those who do not like cooking find a chore or too difficult. One of the reasons can be intimidated by the recipe. The list of ingredients and / or actual instructions can be long.
To begin, browse the recipe from start to finish. Although it may appear long, the list of ingredients frequently details very common objects such as butter, cooking oil, salt, pepper, various spices, etc. The instructions may seem complicated but, again, simply detail basic procedures, such as defining the correct stove tray or the oven temperature is detailed. Get familiar with methods or processes and get an idea of how easy or difficult, they can be based on your abilities. You want to be comfortable and try to cook the dish or you can switch to the feeling of the dish does not come out right. If you are uncomfortable, try to prepare it for yourself and experiment with / practice your skills. Even the best chefs burned toast or bakes a hard boiling egg with long … so talking. Remember that recipes are used by the best cooks around the world.
Now that you have read the recipe, you know what is involved and the ingredients you will need. You want to have all the ingredients when you start. It will be very frustrating to start cooking and missing something simple. You will lose your enthusiasm and interest.
Next step … Prepare the ingredients.
Make sure you have the right ingredients … and correct quantities. Although you can usually replace dijon mustard for spicy brown mustard, you can not use dry mustard. You do not want to know that you need 3 cups of chicken broth when you have only half cup. When you get more experience with the kitchen, you will learn how easy it can be to replace and / or adjust the quantities.
Now … Make sure you have the right kitchen utensils and utensils.
Most recipes will call for a specific type of pot or stove, but are rarely “exotic” and not something you already have in your kitchen. Large basic spoons, pockets, pliers and “palms” usually cover what you need. A tip … If you use pots and enamel coated stoves, make sure you use wood rubber utensils so you do not scratch up the coated surfaces.
Here is a recipe that lists nine ingredients, but as you read it and you see it, it’s very simple, including instructions.
Recipe of white clam sauce
1 (10 oz) can of sliced clams
¼ c. olive oil
½ c. Butter
¼ c. pepper
1 C. Garlic powder tea
½ tsp. Oregano
3 c. (pinging) dried parsley
3 c. Fine onion cut
1 tablespoon. Roman cheese rendered
Combine all ingredients and heat in a sauce pan. Pour on the cooked linguine. Made 2 servings.