How to Master 5 Basic Cooking Skills That Everyone Should Know

Cook pasta, cook rice, or chop an onion are just some of the few things that one must know how to learn and do it in a kitchen. Preferably, I know that you would like to know how to master those skills so as not ruin the pasta, burn the rice, and cry while you are dicing that onion. Gordon Ramsey was able to show us the procedures or methods on how to master kitchen skill. It may seem a bit easy, but when you are doing it on your own, just make sure you remember all those tips.

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How To Chop An Onion

 

Leave the root on because when you cut it, it will absolutely make you cry. Slice going forward and wait for the knife to do its work. Place your three fingers on the onion: one in front and two behind. Point the knife towards the root and try to get as close to the root as possible. Get a nice and long stroke when cutting the onion and then push the onion back together. Push the knife half-ways in and slightly near the root of the onion: one at the top and one at the middle. Next step would be to grip the onion like a tennis ball and hold it together in place while you are cutting the onion towards its roots.

 

How To Cook Rice Properly

 

Start off with 400 grams of rice. Rinse off the dust and starch with cold water. Place the rice into the pan. Cook the rice in a saucepan large enough to allow the heat evenly dispersed. Watch the clock or timer. Once the rice is done cooking, you should allow it to stand for at least 5-6 minutes with the lid on.

 

How To Skin And Debone Fish

 

Pick up a flexible knife; lift up the base of the tail and then just nick a little bit of the end of the tail. Twist the knife almost as if it is horizontal underneath the skin of the salmon. Pull the skin and you slice just underneath the skin. Get the skin and pull the salmon towards you while you are cutting it through. Once finished, just run your knife down and use a pair of tweezers to get the bones off the salmon.

 

How To Sharpen A Knife

 

The secret behind keeping a sharp knife is to sharpen it before and every time you use it. Sharpen it with a nice long stroke so that you can sharpen the whole knife. Start at the bottom of the knife until you reach the top.

 

How To Cook A Perfect Pasta

 

Bear in mind that pasta can be easily undercooked or overcooked. First, place water onto your nice and large pan. Add salt and olive oil in to keep the pasta from sticking together. Bring it up to a boil and then place your pasta into the pan by gentle twisting it while it softens. To test it, lift a little strand and see to it that it’s neither crunchy nor too soft inside.

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