Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Better Home Cooking Basics: #11 "Well Seasoned" = Salt & Pepper
Whenever you hear the phrase “well seasoned” it means salt & pepper was used well. If you don’t collect spices (like I do) all you really need for simply tasty food is salt & pepper. Don’t just put it on the table, cook with it. Cook with salt & pepper throughout the dish so that all bites are seasoned, not just the top layer which is what happens if you add the salt & pepper at the end. When you’re making a soup add salt & pepper with each ingredient a little bit at a time, that way, hopefully, you won’t have to add a ton at the end. If you taste your food & it just needs a little something - chances are it’s salt & pepper.
Ok, now that I’ve beaten that point to a pulp, I’d love to hear from you. What are you making lately? What kinds of recipes would you like me to try first so that you can learn from my trials & tribulations? My friend Lindsey wants me to make pretzel rolls & fried chicken, so those are on the list.
PS: Happy birthday to a special little lady who I know as Merky.