It’s a great day for the Big Green Egg – Here’s a step-by-step of my take on melt in your mouth, apple wood smoked, slow cooked BBQ chicken thighs, competition style. Enjoy!
Some Extra Help To Boost Your Cooking Skills
Everyone knows that humans need food to survive. Just eating “survival food” gets boring fast, though. There is more satisfaction in eating delicious food when it is something you have prepared yourself. Find some inspiring tips below and get excited about cooking.
Prepare as much of your recipe as you can ahead of time. It is quite important that the preparation is done well in advance of the cooking process. Cooking can get stressful when you’re working to deadline. Begin your meal preparations as soon as possible to avoid last minute stress.
If you are going to make a stir-fry dish, slice the meat on the bias, as thinly as possible. This may take some time and effort. Wait for the meat to get slightly firm and remove it from the freezer, then slice diagonally, cutting across the grain at an angle of roughly 45 degrees.
To slice meat with ease, you should place it in the freezer for a bit. This is helpful for Asian dishes you may try that call for thin strips of meat. When you partially freeze meat, its fibers don’t tear as easily so slicing is cleaner. Allow the meat to thaw prior to cooking though, so that it can cook evenly.
Apples are very popular in cooking in fall and winter, but the spoilage rate is high if they are not stored correctly. Warm, dry air rots apples, so they need to be stored in loosely tied bags, and then placed in the fridge or cool area. Watch them, because it will only take one rotten apple to ruin the others.
Learning to cook and having fun with it can be as much fun as eating. Absorb the tips below, and then add twists to make them your own. You will become such a good cook that everyone will be requesting your meals and desserts.