Join our community of Solution Seekers!

6 Cooking Techniques Everyone Needs to Know

Learn how to poach, sear, and blanch your way into becoming a better cook. 

Macerated Red Onion
Marcus Nilsson
Advertisement
  

What do you think about this slideshow? Share your own solutions and ideas.

View Earlier Comments
PAGE 8 OF 9
 PreviousNext 

Technique 6: Macerate

You probably know the pleasure of macerating fresh summer fruit—essentially setting it aside to soften in a coating of sugar to draw out the flavorful juices. But this tenderizing technique also works with savory foods, using salt instead of sugar. Rubbing kale leaves with salt and lemon juice will soften them for a raw salad. Macerating onions in a salt-and-vinegar bath will mellow their flavor and also deepen their color, yielding a pungent (and, in this case, beautifully pink) pickle that’s great on everything from deviled eggs to burgers.

Get the recipe for Macerated Red Onion (shown).

Get the recipe for Kale and Spring Greens Salad With Macerated Red Onion and Pumpernickel Croutons.

Advertisement
Computer desk
Say what you want about The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman, but she got what she...
from The Nest Blog » house & home
The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to ...
from FOXNews.com
If ever you needed an excuse to vacation, let these luxury pools be it! In searc...
from POPSUGAR Home
The next hot superfood just might be bird seed. Read more: Quin...
from Tastepartner on The Huffington Post
...
from HuffPost Home - The Huffington Post
“When we first saw this flat, it was pretty dark and in bad condition, but we f...
from Houzz