Simple Cooking Tips from your Apartments in Medical Center

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Welcome to another brand new blog post from your community of apartments in the Medical Center! We’re always looking for new ways to help our residents get the most out of their apartment, and one way to do that is by making use of your upscale, stylish kitchen!


If you’re hoping to cook more and order in less this summer, you’re probably open to hearing about new ways to improve the taste of your home cooked meals. Most people who cook a lot are proud of their cooking skills, but there are a few simple things that a lot of people do wrong that can impact the taste of your food. By identifying these mistakes and correcting them, you can make your meals taste better and make yourself more likely to cook for yourself instead of paying for delivery!


Without further delay, let’s dive into the list of simple cooking tips! When you’re done reading the post below, we encourage you to copy the link and share it with your friends and neighbors living in your community of apartments in Medical Center.


Don’t cut meat immediately after cooking


The first tip on our list is one that almost nobody thinks about. When meat heats up, the moisture inside it moves towards to edges of the piece. When it cools down, those juices begin to migrate back towards the middle. You don’t want to cut your meat before letting it cool because doing so will cause all that moisture to spill out as soon as you start cutting. Be patient so you can keep your chicken, steak and pork nice and juicy!


Don’t crowd your pan


It’s tempting to cram as much food as possible into your pan, but that will actually make your food taste like it’s been steamed — not browned. Unless you’re cooking rice or specific vegetables, you usually don’t want your food to be steamed. This steaming phenomenon happens in crowded pans because food releases moisture when it heats up, and when the pieces are food are too close together that moisture steams the other pieces. Keep some free space in your pan and make sure this doesn’t happen to your next meal!


Don’t forget to add acid


Everybody remembers to add salt and peppers to their meal, but few people remember that salt needs to be paired with acid. We recommend grabbing a lemon or a lime next time you go to the grocery store, or simply buying one of those plastic containers that’s filled with lemon or lime juice. Keep it near your salt and remember to squirt a little bit of citrus in your pan while you’re cooking. Acid does a great job of bringing out other flavors, just don’t add so much that your food starts to taste sour!


With that, we’ve reached the end of our list of cooking tips! We’d like to thank you for taking some time out of your day to read this post, residents, and we hope that you’re able to enjoy cooking more and eating out less as the summer progresses.


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