There is nothing wrong with eating out or ordering a takeout. However, it will be beneficial if we have a pinch of cooking skill that can help us survive this harsh life. Being able to make decent food can help a lot when you are not able to eat out or order a takeout. Also, keep in mind that cooking skill can be learned. Many people are not born with the skills yet they can become good cooks just through self-teaching or attending formal culinary academy.
Dishes that help develop your cooking techniques
To be able to cook at least with the basic techniques, you need to keep practicing. You don’t have to try out recipes from five-star restaurant. You can start with simple recipes with the ingredients easy to find. Through these dishes, you will learn some basic techniques that you can also apply to other recipes.
Omelette is one of the most common dishes people love for breakfast. It seems simple enough to make an omelette but not many people can make perfect omelette that is buttery, soft, and a perfect amount of runny-ness. To make a better omelette, you need to cook it low ans slow. The best to cook it is using non-sticky pan so it is easier for you to flip it over. Also, try not to no over whisk your eggs so less air added into it. The last is to use butter instead of oil.
Pasta Aglio e Olio
This is a dish that once was trending on social media. There are cooking techniques you can learn from this dish. You will learn how to cook pasta perfectly and how to saute garlic without burning it. To get the best texture of the pasta, you need to cook al dente. It means, do not over boil it. To add more flavor, add a pinch of salt to the pasta. Use low to medium-low fire to cook the garlic to not burn it. It will also help alleviate the flavor of it without overdoing it.
This dish can be found almost everywhere from five-star restaurants to street vendors. There are also many different versions of it. One of the most popular and delicious fried rice is Nasi Goreng from Indonesia. Fried rice is easy to make and be your life saver when you are hungry and don’t know what to cook. To make a better fried rice, use day-old rice and break it up before frying. Add eggs and some spices or herbs to make it taste even better.
Soup is a comfort food you can enjoy literally anytime, especially when you are sick. To make a better soup. Always make a double batch than what you need so you can freeze it later for a go-to meal in the future. Use low heat to cook it so that the vegetables won’t turn too mushy. Cook each ingredients separately because each one of them may take longer or faster to cook than the others.