How to Cook Asparagus

How to Cook Asparagus
Asparagus is an excellent nutritional option to add to your diet. It is a rich source of vitamins like Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. You also get folate, fiber, and an antioxidant and anti-carcinogen in glutathione. It is also a colorful addition to any dish since it comes in a variety of colors. You have green, purple, and white colored asparagus. We’ll show you several ways how to cook asparagus. Choosing Asparagus The first thing anyone should be thinking about how to cook asparagus is when to buy them. The months of April and May are the best times of the year to buy them since they tend to be at their cheapest over the counter. They are also in their best condition during the said months. You still have the option to purchase the preserved ones or even canned asparagus. However, you won’t get that fresh delicate flavor from those. When choosing what asparagus to include in your grocery basket it doesn’t matter whether you prefer the thick or the thin ones. What matters...

How to Cook a Turkey

How to Cook a Turkey
The most time consuming part when cooking a turkey is preparing the materials. So you should arrange to have all the ingredients ready. Ingredients Paper towels Tin foil Salt Celery Carrots Turkey Digital thermometer Thyme Water Basting tool Butter (four sticks) Chicken broth Note: you can add other spices and herbs if you want Brining the Turkey Before brining, take out the innards. Get a bowl and put salt and water in it. Stir until the salt disappears. Put the turkey in it. Place the turkey in the fridge for six hours. After six hours, remove the turkey. Throw away the water. The process of cooking a turkey begins when you wash the turkey under tap or cold water. Dry the meat with the paper towels. Roasting Turn the oven on and preheat it at 325 F. Take the foil and place it on the rack. Make plenty of holes in the foil to ensure good air flow. Now get the celery, carrots and other vegetables you may have. Chop them into small pieces. Put them in the roasting pan along with the thyme...

How to Cook Roast

How to Cook Roast
Those who are frequently cooking roast will tell you that it adds flavor and texture quite unlike other cooking methods. Before you start cooking, you should go over some pertinent points. Meats Good for Roasting Basically, roasting will suit any large beef cut. These include sirloin, rump, ribs and top round. Almost all choice cuts will benefit from roasting. Those of lesser cuts should be braised instead. Methods of Roasting People generally roast in two ways. The first is by cooking the beef at a fixed temperature. This temperature setting is kept throughout the entire cooking process. By cooking roast this way, sputtering is prevented. There is also less chance of shrinking. The roast itself will be uniformly cooked. The other method is to preheat the oven to a high degree. The roast will be cooked at this high temperature. At some point the heat setting will be lowered. What this method does is to turn the roast brown. The juices are also helped by this technique. Either cooking...

How to Cook Cod

How to Cook Cod
Cod is a common term used by people to refer to the marine species that belongs to the genus Gadus. This fish is a very popular ingredient in special dishes since it has nutritional value and it has mild flavor. Aside from omega-3 fatty acids, the species is also rich in vitamin D and vitamin A. Another health benefit that we can get from the species is it has low cholesterol. In order to get these nutrients, it is important to know how to cook cod properly. In this regard, it will be beneficial if you have ideas about the recipes that use the fish as the key ingredient. Basil Baked Cod Fillets This dish serves two so if you want to have an enticing meal with your loved one, you can always follow this recipe. The ingredients for this entrée include ½ pound cod, a teaspoon of olive oil, a teaspoon of lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon crushed dried basil, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper and ¼ teaspoon salt. In addition to these ingredients, you need two plum tomatoes and two teaspoons grated Parmesan...