When it comes to cooking, some people are naturals. Others can just about pour some baked beans on a slice of toasted bread. However, there are a few things you can do that will help to make just about any dish you make Michelin Star worthy. Want to know what they are? Read on to learn more…
Use The Right Tools
If you’re a great chef, you can probably use just about anything to make your dish. However, using just the right tools can make all the difference to certain dishes – especially when you aren’t a natural. The best tools not only make the dish better looking and tasting, but easier to make. Make sure you’re all stocked up with the right kitchen gadgets from the get go. Cutting the meat with the right knives, and making sure you use the correct trays and even cutlery can make a massive difference.
Practice Using Certain Ingredients
Some ingredients are harder to work with than others. If you’re hosting a dinner party, people say you should never try to use an ingredient you’ve never used before. Practice with certain ingredients that you may not be so confident with, and then you’ll be prepared for anything when events like dinner parties come up.
Do Your Research
If you’re unsure of how to make certain dishes or you want to make them extra special, there’s a plethora of information you can access for free online. For example, I wasn’t too sure on how to make the perfect steak until I did my research. By simply reading up on ingredients and dishes, you’ll get many invaluable tips that can help you with your cooking.
Experiment with Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices make the dish. No matter how high quality and well cooked your ingredients are, you can’t expect to get very far without herbs and spices. You can also use citrus juices and salt and pepper to give any meal a special flavour. However, you shouldn’t overpower the dish with these things. You want them to simply be enhanced with the herbs and spices, not masked. Find out what different herbs and spices work best with certain foods, and then practice using them. Dill and parsley go wonderfully with fish, for example.
Focus on Your Presentation
People eat with their eyes as much as they do their mouths. If the presentation of your food is off, then you can’t expect to get a Michelin Star for it – whether that’s a real star or a metaphorical star. Think of all the biggest and best chefs; their presentation is spot on time after time. Gordon Ramsay would never serve a dish that looked less than perfect. Just watch Hell’s Kitchen, and you’ll see!
Create it with Passion
If you cook with a passion for the food and you enjoy it, then this should shine through in your meals.
If you use this advice, you can make just about any dish worthy of a Michelin Star. If you have any tips of your own, leave them in the comments. Thanks for reading!