How to Cook a Ham

How to Cook a Ham
The ways of cooking ham will depend on what type it is. Honey Baked are already cooked. A 10 pound ham takes about 2 hours to bake. The temperature should reach about 160 F. Others take about 10 minutes per pound. Country Hams If you want to reduce the saltiness, immerse it in water before cooking. You should also cut it into thin slices to reduce the salty flavors. There is no need to soak the country ham in juices as the flavor is sufficient. Of course this is only for those who want the salty flavor reduced. Uncooked and Partially Cooked Ham Partially or uncooked hams need to be cooked. The ways of cooking ham will depend on the type you have. The package will have instructions, so follow them. The fully cooked types do not need any heating; they can be eaten readily. The meat can be broiled, baked or simmered. You can also sauté or grill it. Again, the techniques for reducing the salt level can be applied with other hams. Wash the meat and immerse it in water. You can keep the meat...

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 Beets

How to Cook Beets
Beet (also known as Beta vulgaris) is very popular for its nutritious varieties such as the spinach and sugar beet. In some countries, this plant is included in dishes since it contains substances that are helpful to boost our health. For instance, the plant is proven by medical experts to lower blood pressure. In addition to this, it can also be a laxative and reduces the risk of experiencing constipation. To get the nutrients and vitamins present in this plant, it is important to know how to cook beets the proper way. To do this, it will be useful to learn some recipes that contain the plant. Sweet and Sour Beets This delectable viand contains a can of sliced beets, a large sweet onion, three tablespoons cider vinegar, three tablespoons sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon celery seeds and a whole clove. Remove the skin of the onion and slice. Put the sugar in a small saucepan. Heat the saucepan over medium fire and add the salt, vinegar, clove, onion and celery seeds. Stir and bring...

How to Cook Quinoa

How to Cook Quinoa
One of the nutritious grain-like crops that originated in South America, quinoa contains nutrients, minerals and vitamins that are important to improve health conditions. This crop is rich in carbohydrates, protein, magnesium and phosphorus. Aside from these, it is also a good source of vitamin E, iron, zinc and folate. To get all these nutrients, it is important that you know how to cook quinoa properly. Below are some recipes that you can use to prepare dishes that contain the healthy crop. Quinoa Vegetable Soup This recipe is very useful if you want to serve a healthy and nutritious appetizer. The ingredients include 2/3 cup quinoa, a tablespoon of vegetable oil, a diced carrot, a diced stalk celery, ½ finely chopped onion and ½ chopped green bell pepper. Aside from these, you will also use two cloves garlic, two cans of chicken broth, 3 ½ cups water, two finely chopped large tomatoes, ¼ chopped head cabbage, ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Pour...