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Secrets On Cooking Chicken

August 6th, 2009 Guest Posted in Cooking Comments Off on Secrets On Cooking Chicken

Folk wish to eat healthy foods today, and a good way to accomplish that is thru chickens. There are some chicken cooking tips that will help you in the kitchen and look after your folks too.

Here are a few of the best chicken cooking tips available.

You need to take care to always wash your hands, knife, and cutting board in hot soapy water after preparing raw poultry. You must never use the same utensils and cutting board for other ingredients without entirely washing them first and after use. This stops cross contamination. You must always marinate chickens in the chiller. Never leave it out in the open. Do not use the birds marinade for basting. If the marinade is to be used for the basis of a sauce, bring it to boiling point and boil and boil for two mins. Never put cooked chickens on the same plate that was employed to move raw poultry. Again, this prevents cross contamination.

Here are some chicken cooking tips for storing your poultry: Fresh birds is a very perishable food. You need to not leave it out in the open air. Instead, wrap it in plastic as soon as you get it home from the store and always store it in the coldest part of your fridge. You must use it within two days; if this is place it in a fridge bag and freeze for up to three months. You need to always freeze giblets and livers separately from the entire bird. Cooked birds dishes can be frozen. However, you should not freeze birds dishes that contain mayonnaise or boiled eggs.

Permit tiny chickens dishes to cool completely before wrapping and freezing them. Permit larger items to chill in the chiller and then wrap airtight and freeze.

You need to never freeze stuffed chickens.

Some of the most significant chicken cooking tips involve correct unfreezing of the bird.

It is particularly critical the poultry be properly thawed before cooking. Allow it to thaw in the refrigerator while it is in the first wrapper. You can place it on a tray to catch any drips that may fall as it unfreezes. When unfreezing in the chiller isn’t probable because there is not enough time, there are two other alternatives. For rapid thawing, you can put the bird in watertight wrapping and then submerge in cold water. You need to change the water frequently as this will help quicken the process. Smaller birds require about 1 to two hours. The other alternative is to leave the bird in its wrapper and put it into a heavy paper grocery bag. Close up the bag and put it into a cool room. You will need to check it frequently, and once the bird is unfroze, you need to cook it immediately. You will find lots more chicken cooking tips online or in most good cook books.

What kind of food do you like making? Visit cooking101.org to get some of the simplest recipes you can use for your next meal. Also check out chicken broccoli recipe.

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Tasty Baby Back Ribs

August 6th, 2009 Guest Posted in Cooking Comments Off on Tasty Baby Back Ribs

Baby back ribs. Every time I think of grilled ribs it makes my stomach growl. Not sure about the process for grilling baby back ribs? If you want some more great tips feel free to read on!

Grilling baby back ribs is actually quite easy with the right directions. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while grilling your baby back ribs if you want them to come out perfect.

Begin by using a roasting pan to form a bed of onions and whatever fruit you prefer. For an additional sweet flavor, use oranges on your ribs. The next step in grilling baby back ribs is to prepare some seasonings. Pepper, coriander and salt is a must. You will then use this mixture to coat the ribs. When coating the ribs make sure it is applied evenly. Next, place the ribs on the bed of fruit and onions. Now, pour two cups of orange juice over the ribs, cover the roasting pan with foil and place the pan on the grill.

Try grilling your baby back ribs using low, indirect heat. The ribs will be done grilling after an hour or when they are tender. At this point, the ribs may be removed from the grill and you will be ready to move on to the next step of the process.

The next step in grilling baby back ribs is to increase the heat on the grill to medium and place the ribs directly on the grill rack. You now need to cover the ribs up then cook them for around ten minutes, turn them once at 5 minutes. Brush the ribs with your favorite barbecue sauce and then cook the ribs for another six or seven minutes. Check the ribs to be certain, as it could take up to ten minutes for the ribs to be completely finished. At this point the ribs should be finished and you can remove them from the grill and serve.

Using this technique for grilling baby back ribs will provide you with bbq ribs that are tender and delicious as well as moist. I like to use apple for the flavor for the finished meat, but this is just my choice.

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A Quick Look At Household Meal Preparation

July 31st, 2009 Guest Posted in Cooking Comments Off on A Quick Look At Household Meal Preparation

Conscious about living healthy lives, people today are careful about the foods they consume. To achieve this healthy lifestyle, a lot of thought goes into food being consumed. However, healthy preparation of food must be considered an equally important aspect when it comes to healthy eating. Preparing foods that you love in a healthy way is a culinary art that does not require too many changes to be made in your diet. Salt, being the prime seasoning added to accentuate the flavor of cooking, tends to be used generously at times.

When you begin cooking with lowered quantities of salt, you are on your way to a healthier form of living. Avoid using canned foods that are rich in oil and salt content. Maximum nutrition is made available through fresh foods, as compared to canned foods which also have a high salt and oil content. A weekly supply of the required iodized salt can be obtained through Fish, if it is made a part of your diet. Make use of non stick cooking pans to reduce the oil content in your cooking. These pans have a Teflon coating that does not allow your food to get caught to the bottom of the pan. 

People who work from their house are normally pressed for time, so they use vessels other than non stick pans, so they don’t have to spend all their time washing dishes. Immense heat from burner flames destroys the nutrients in foods when put onto a cooking range for an elongated period of time.

In the case of vegetables, where the nutrient value is higher closer to the skin, peeling the skin off would not be of much use. Most nutrients in vegetables are found closer to the skin. Fat is known to add flavor to your cooking, but retaining the flavor and removing the fat is an option that the smart cook would like to use.

To avoid this loss, wash your vegetables well and cook them whole, so that you can retain their high levels of nutrition. Try and use a rack when roasting or grilling food so that the fat is allowed to drop free and the food does not rest in oil and fat. Meat that is basted with wine or lemon juice is free from fat or liquids like oil. Grill or roast your food by placing it on a rack so that the fat is allowed to drip free from the food.

Although these liquids have the same effect as oil, they do not carry the same content of fats. Stir frying vegetables causes loss of nutritional value and an addition of salt and oil will be necessary. Steaming vegetables allows the retaining of flavor.

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