How to Cook Chicken

How to Cook Chicken
Learning the art of cooking chicken isn’t that hard. But the key is in the preparation. What you do prior to cooking can make all the difference. Purchasing and Storing Everything starts with the chicken you buy. Buy only from reputable stores. Make sure that it is cold; warm chicken probably contains bacteria and other germs. Next, put the meat in an airtight container. Store the meat in the freezer if you are not going to cook it yet. If you’ll be cooking it in a day or two, you can put it in the fridge. Allow the chicken to thaw before cooking it. Marinating & Pre Cooking Preparations The meat is susceptible to bacteria so wash all the utensils. Wash your hands or wear gloves when holding the meat. If you’re cooking chicken, there are many ways to marinate it. Some may use vinegar, salt and pepper. Others opt to immerse it with different fruit flavors. The type of marinade used determines how long it must be stored in the fridge. Most would recommend at least 4 hours up to...

How to Cook Flank Steak

How to Cook Flank Steak
If you’ve never tried cooking flank steak, there is nothing to worry about as it isn’t that complex. The crucial part is gathering the right components. Grilled Flank Steak Ingredients Flank steak (2 lbs) Ground pepper Salt For the marinade: Ground black pepper (1/2 tsp) Honey (1/2 cup) Soy sauce (1/3 cup) Red wine (2 tbsp) Garlic Olive oil Instructions Make ¼ inch cuts along the surface of the meat. These need to be spaced an inch apart. Get all the marinade ingredients and combine in a bowl. Immerse the steak in the marinade. Ensure that all areas of the steak are flavored. Place the marinade in the fridge for at least a couple of hours. For optimum taste, 12 to 24 hours is recommended. Start cooking flank steak by putting some olive oil on the grill. Preheat the grill at high levels. Remove the steak from the marinade. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on it. Set it on the grill. Cook for 5 minutes per side. After 2 and 1/2 minutes, turn the steak 90 degrees to attain the grill marks. Most...

How to Cook Hubbard Squash

How to Cook Hubbard Squash
Hubbard squash is one of the most nutritious and popular cultivars of Cucurbita maxima. This type of squash is very known because it has a tear drop shape and a taste that is similar with the taste of a pumpkin. The vegetable is rich in vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin C and vitamin A. In addition to this, it has low cholesterol and no fat. If you are planning to serve a hearty meal to your friends and family, it is best that you learn how to cook hubbard squash. Below are recipes that you can use to enjoy entrees and starters that contain this ingredient. Hubbard Squash Squares To prepare this starter, you need four cups of peeled and cubed hubbard squash, ¼ teaspoon pepper, a medium onion cut into several portions, two tablespoons butter, a cup of sour cream, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon dill weed. Fill a medium size pot with water and add the squash. Boil and cook the vegetable for 10 minutes. Drain the water and drizzle with pepper. Saute onion in a saucepan with melted butter....

How to Cook Ribs

How to Cook Ribs
Although cooking ribs is usually done on grills, equally great results come when it’s cooked in the oven. The added advantage is you can do it even when it rains. Ingredients Ribs (a good ratio is one pound per adult) Seasonings (basic ones include salt, garlic, pepper and cheese. Other spices are paprika, turmeric, chili etc) Aluminum foil Honey Vegetables (optional) Marinade or Italian dressing Cooking Instructions Start by seasoning the ribs. Apply the garnishing and herbs. You can add as many as desired. The marinade and Italian dressing are options. What marinating does is soften the meat and give extra moistness. If extra tenderness is what you want, consider marinating before cooking ribs. You can make marinade sauce or buy ready made ones in the store. Put some foil on the baking pan. Make sure that the pan edges are also covered with the foil. Ideally the pan should have 2 inch sides and the ribs can fit in. Stacking the ribs is a bad idea because the ribs won’t cook uniformly. Add...