Dinner Makeover: I Need to Learn How to Cook
“It’s the difference between a good cook and a great cook,” says Allie. She tossed Ashley’s salt and pepper shakers, explaining, “It’s better to use kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. They have much more flavor.” Also, adding salt with your fingers gives you more control. A few additional tips on how to spice things up:
Acids, like lemon juice, lime juice, and vinegar, brighten cooked meats, vegetables, and grains. Use them as a finishing touch.
Herbs add complexity. Keep long-lasting ones, like fresh thyme, on hand to toss into roasts and sautés. Sprinkle chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley on finished dishes.
Olive oil enhances the flavor of vegetables and pastas. Drizzle it on before serving.