Gordon Ramsay may whiz through a level sayan meat dish. making it look like a piece of cake, but it ain’t so for most of us. The whole notion of anyone can be a great cook is like saying anyone can be Picasso! LOL.
Albeit, even though you may not be Gordon Ramsay or Martha Stewart, you can still be the best cook for your own self! Afterall not liking your own cooked food is something as depressing as unending rain. You live with yourself till the end of your life, and life’s much better when you like your own cooking.
Luckily, we now have microwaves that greatly lessen the burden and complexity of cooking.
All you need is a few secret tricks to truly ace cooking. These microwave hacks for everyday cooking will come in pretty handy. Here’s your first step to becoming a champ at cooking.
#1 Cook tough vegetables faster
When it comes to perfectly nailing beans and carrots, it can be a little tricky for newbies. This is where a microwave comes in handy. Simply dice or chop the veggies to a preferrable size and add a bit of water and salt (1 cup water : 4 cups veggies) and heat them for 20 seconds. You’ll have al-dente veggies in no time.
#2 Perfectly cook fish
Place the fish in a bowl and pour a bit of water, just enough to cover the base of the fish. Add a bit of butter to the fish and cover it with a microwave safe wrap. Heat this for about 6-7 minutes on high for perfectly steamed fish.
#3 Peel Garlic easily
Stick the whole head of garlic in the microwave and heat for about 15-20 seconds , the cloves slip out easily this way.
#4 Dessert is just 3 minutes away
Making one minute desserts in a mug is simply the most refreshing part of owning a microwave.
#5 Reducing sauces just got super easy
Want to reduce a sauce ? Stick it in a microwave for 20 seconds at a time and repeat the process till desired consistency is achieved.
#6 Caramelizing is a piece of cake
#7 Cook tough meat faster
When you steam tough meat like lamb and beef, it gets easier to fry or barbecue. Place the meat in a bowl and add water to it till it is semi-immersed, heat this for about 4-5 minutes on high temperature.
#8 Cooking grains was never easier than this
Grains cook a lot faster when microwaved.
#9 Cooking bacon is no longer messy
#10 Whip up a pizza in no time
#11 Homemade Quesedilla’s are no longer a thing of fantasies
#12 Toast bread and bake potatoes
Same goes for toasting bread. In fact, garlic bread made in microwaves taste amazing and are super easy to make.
#13 Making egg dishes was never easier
The next time your friends praise you for your gourmet-ish meal; you don’t have to thank us…just pass this on to another in need. Happy cooking!
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