Cooking can be a real joy. We often forget to give it credit for the creative medium that it is. But, far from following recipes to the T, it’s possible to unleash your creative desires in the kitchen. All it takes is a little daring, and some knowledge about what works. And, that’s not to say that you have to complicate cooking to make it good. You don’t need to follow in the footsteps of gourmet chefs to find ingenuity in the kitchen. In fact, the things that could give your food the edge may be waiting in your cupboards. We’ve got a low down on some essential kitchen additions that could turn your meals from bland to artistic.
What better way to lower cooking stress than turning to condiments you already have? A drizzle of ketchup could be all you need to turn your meals into a taste explosion. We’re not talking homemade ketchup either. A bottle of Heinz is all it takes. As the top chef, Jeremy King said, “Sometimes we have to accept that we can’t better something that already exists.” And, he’s not alone. Many chefs admit to using this secret ingredient in their cooking. So, next time you feel your meals are lacking, try ketchup for bringing them to life.
Okay, this isn’t a secret ingredient as such. Even so, Worcestershire sauce can add something special. Again, this is something most of us have. Adding a dash of this simple ingredient to dishes will give it an edge for sure. And, you don’t have to settle for putting this in your cooking, either. This is an accompaniment that can work fantastically when drizzled on top of meals, too. Of course, not all dishes would enjoy this zesty accompaniment. Have a taste to get a feel for the flavor. Then, you’ll be in a better position to know when it would work!
TINS OF SOUP
Adding a tin of soup to your food could offer the fun twist you’re after. Plus, it could save you the job of making a sauce! And, the best part is that there’s a soup flavor for every occasion. If you’re not sure when this would work, look at the sides of your tins. They often have recipe suggestions that you can try out. Heinz even brings out cookbooks now and again. These will give you a fantastic idea of how to make soup work in your food.
Everyone with a little cooking knowledge knows that plain water does not lead to a taste sensation. Even so, many recipes call for plain water to be added! Instead, many of us opt to add stock instead. It gives a depth of flavor that water alone will never offer. We don’t all have time to make stock at the drop of a hat. Instead, turn to stock pots to liven up your dishes. You can even have fun with some of the exotic choices on offer!