Once you read the latest blog from your Daytona apartments, you might just get excited to cook again.
There are a lot of top-notch restaurants near your community of apartments in Daytona, but it’s hard to be able to eat out as often as we all would like to. In an effort to help our residents save a little cash, we’re sharing a list of simple things you can do right now to improve your own cooking.
None of these tips will turn you into the next Gordon Ramsay, but they’ll at least prevent you from making simple mistakes that ruin otherwise decent meals. Once you realize that you can make delicious meals on your own, you’ll hopefully be inspired to get creative with your cooking.
Take a look at the list of tips below, and be sure to share the link to this post with your neighbors at your apartments in Daytona Beach.
Leave plenty of room in the pan
When food heating up on the stove, it’s actually releasing moisture. If your pan is too crowded with food, the ingredients will be steamed instead of being browed. All the moisture coming off all the food will steam the other food, causing the texture to be different than it would be if the pan weren’t so crowded. Leave space for your food to cook evenly, so the final product has the texture you expect!
Always heat up your pan before you put food in it
You want your food to be seared up the second it hits the pan. Yes, heating up the pan takes longer, but the end result is worth it. If you put your meat in a cold pan, it will release all its moisture before the outside is seared. The end result will be dry, tasteless meat. You can avoid that by heating up the pan first, so that the outside of the meat is seared the second it hits the pan. This searing will keep the moisture inside the meat, and the different in taste is worth the wait.
Let your meat rest before you cut it
The last tip on our list is one you’ve probably never heard of. When you take meat out of the pan and put it on the cutting board, all the meat’s moisture is near the outside of the piece. As the meat rests and cools the moisture comes back towards the middle of the meat. If you cut the meat too early, all the moisture near the edges will spill out onto the cutting board. You’ve probably noticed how much moisture gets on your cutting board when you cut meat, but it doesn’t have to be like that if you can be patient.
Use better ingredients
Although fresh, organic produce costs more, it’ll save you money in the long run by enticing you to cook more, better food. We’re not recommending that you splurge on every ingredient you buy, but it’s worth it to spend more on meat, cheese and produce. The core ingredients that you cook with are worth spending extra money on.
With that, we’ve reached the end of our list of simple cooking tips. We’d like to thank those of you that have been coming back week after week to read our latest blog posts, and we hope this week’s post helps you love your own food a little bit more. We’ll be back soon with another blog, so go ahead and bookmark the blogs page so you can check it again when the next one goes live. While you wait for the next post, you can stay up to date with everything happening at your community of Daytona apartments by following Eagle Landing on social media.