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Does resting fish before serving affect its texture or taste?

More and more recipes seem to turn up that tell you to rest fish before serving. Not for very long, but still. That seems not right to me. You rest meat to reabsorb juices and relax,so it seems more ...
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Do I need to thaw fish before steaming it?

Can I thaw fish during steam cooking or is it better to leave the fish the night before in the fridge?
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1answer
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cooked corned beef, “potted meats”. preservation

I cooked corned beef that is to be used as sandwiches or tortilla wraps, so I chilled my freshly corned beef in a Ziplock bag and was thinking about the method of "potting meats" for preservation. ...
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2answers
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How can I adapt rice cooker steamed fish to cooking in a pot?

I have seen steamed fish dishes where the fish is cooked on top of the rice in a rice cooker. I'd like to try this, but I don't have a rice cooker and always cook my rice in a pot. Does anyone know ...
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4answers
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When to add diced vegetables when cooking rice

I like to add diced vegetables (or peas) when I make rice in my rice cooker, but I'm not sure when is the best time to add them. I find if I add them too early they get mushy and flavorless, but if I ...
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2answers
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How can I judge the extra amount of water to use if I am cooking rice with extras in in my rice cooker?

I love my rice cooker. I also like rice with stuff in, makes an easy quickish dinner. I sometimes cook up some stuff, say mushrooms, chilli and garlic fried in a bit of olive oil, or small chunks ...
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12answers
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How can I improve my fried rice?

I'm an amateur cook with almost no experience (never taught by my parents, first time cooking on my own was first few days living on my own), so I'm studying very hard because I want to be a great ...
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12answers
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How to fix food that got extra salty?

I imagine this depends on what the food is. With spaghetti, you can add water or change water if you detect it on time. But what about grilled meat? Or a tomato sauce?
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8answers
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What is the secret of making a really juicy burger?

As the title says; What is the secret of making a really juicy burger?
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4answers
155 views

Should I add vegetables and spices in the stock-making stage of pig-knuckle soup?

I'm toying with the idea of making some soup - just a simple one. The recipe call for boiling/simmering a pig-knuckle for about four hours together with a laurel-leaf. Afterwards the stock/fond is ...
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8answers
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How do restaurants make chicken fried rice? What ingredient am I missing?

Everytime I try to make chicken fried rice like I get at the take out place it never tastes like it does when they make it. We all know the basic ingredients Rice (1 day old), Chicken, Green Onions, ...
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What is the brown sauce in authentic Chinese fried rice?

There is a lady at work that makes the most awesome and most delicious Chicken Fried Rice on the planet. She uses white rice with some sort of brown sauce that is added when frying the rice in the wok....
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What is the difference between a spring roll and an egg roll?

The final challenge for a recent "Master Chef" was to make spring rolls. It seemed to me that they were really making egg rolls, like I've seen at any restaurant I've ever been to -- Chinese, ...
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1answer
74 views

Replicating Good Seasons brand Italian salad dressing dry mix

I use the dry mix in a ranch chicken recipe. I would like to make my own version from scratch. How would I go about trying to duplicate there recipe so to speak? I've looked at the list of ingredients ...
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6answers
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Keeping rice paper spring rolls moist

I've made some fresh spring rolls by filling rice paper sheets with vegetables, cheese and peanuts, without any cooking. I've kept the uneaten ones in the fridge for a night in a sealed box. The rice ...
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4answers
5k views

How do I get my spring rolls crispy?

I tried making spring rolls last night and for whatever reason they turned out soggy and I was generally disappointed. I cooked them in about 5cm vegetable oil in a wok that was on a pretty high heat ...
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2answers
8k views

Why would you place potatoes on salt when baking in the oven?

Several of my recipe books call for baking potatoes on a layer of (rock) salt, e.g. I'm currently following one for gnocchi that has this very instruction. Searching yields many recipes, but I can't ...
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3answers
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What is the difference between Atlantic and Steelhead farmed salmon in taste and how to cook?

I noticed today at the grocery for the first time a new type of salmon called Steelhead farmed salmon next to the regular Atlantic farmed salmon. The Steelhead was about 10% cheaper in price and ...
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0answers
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Do you have recipe for a healthy cookie-bread? [on hold]

I am looking for a recipe but I don't know what it would be called. I want a healthy snack, with like oatmeal, walnuts, raisins, flax-seed oil etc. Texture would be somewhere between a dense bread ...
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3answers
728 views

Can I use my blender for food processing the ingredients in my Gazpacho?

My wife and I would like to try Gazpacho, and part of the recipe calls for 'food processing' coarse cuts of red onion, cucumber, tomato and red pepper. We don't have a food processor, and we can't ...
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11answers
35k views

What can you surmise about coffee beans that have oil on them at the time of purchase?

I find myself favoring the purchase of coffee beans that have visible oil on them. My inference was that this bean had some extra flavor or awesomeness. Am I right, are beans 'better' if they are ...
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1answer
230 views

What baked good involves crushed digestives, peanut butter, and marbled chocolate?

Recently i found a recipe for something I was interested in baking, but I cannot remember the name of it and my computer isn't accessible for a few weeks. Can someone help me identify the name of the ...
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5answers
87k views

What kind of frosting doesn't need to be refrigerated?

I'm looking for a frosting that I can leave on the counter (under a cover of some kind) for a few days. What kind of frosting (for a cake or cupcakes) would stand up to this? Update: Ideally, I ...
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3answers
145 views

Good way to prevent grease build up in kitchen?

My kitchen items end up getting a sticky grease coating when I cook regularly. Things not even near the stove top. I don't have an overhead fan, what can I do about this?
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9answers
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Tips for a small kitchen

I enjoy cooking but have a seriously small kitchen. There is only about 3 ft of work surface and that has kettle and toaster on it. I have a fair amount of shelf space but still need to larder goods ...
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2answers
78 views

Replacing toaster oven with convection oven or convection microwave?

I am getting new counter tops and want to move the toaster oven off the counter. Would an oven with a convection function be an equivalent replacement for the toaster convection oven? Alternately, ...
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1answer
54 views

What are the principal components of coconut taste, and how do they differ between fresh and stale coconuts?

I was used to drinking coconut milk and finding that it is nice, a bit sweet, and a bit bland. One day i had a normal supermarket coconut, that tasted like Malibu essence inside. Is that what a very ...
2
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3answers
5k views

Why doesn't my Lemon Posset thicken? What am I most likely doing wrong?

I've have once succesfully made this Gordon Ramsay's Lemon Posset, but on the last two tries attempts I've not managed to thicken it. After it has bubbled and kept bubbling for approx. 3 mins, I pour ...
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5answers
130 views

What is a good method to clean stainless steel hot water pot?

Cleaner / Stripper Note - If this question requires more information to be a better fit for the website, please comment so that I can make it a better question. I have seen the suggestions over at ...
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2answers
50 views

Marinating venison?

I have tried again and again to find a good solution to marinating venison as it never turns out right because of the natural jucies. So what is the correct process of doing this or what should i use?
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1answer
399 views

How do I control the quality of a kombucha SCOBY?

I'm starting to make my own Kombucha and have seen scoby with many different colors, shapes, textures, etc. My goal is to have a scoby that produces good probiotics and a taste that is acceptable to ...
5
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1answer
934 views

Can I add fresh elderberries or rosehips to homemade kombucha?

I have been making kombucha for several months now. I use green or white tea, flavored with hisbiscus, peach tea or other fruity teas to the mix. Since the elderberries, and rosehips are coming in ...
2
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1answer
87 views

Why is there malted barley flour in all purpose flour?

A friend and I were puzzled to see "malted barley flour" listed as an ingredient in all-purpose flour and bread flour but not cake flour or any sort of whole-wheat flour. This was the case for every ...
2
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1answer
97 views

black residue left at the bottom of bowl after eating honey bunches of oats

When I was eating honey bunches of oats with milk the other day, I noticed a black powder-like substance at the bottom of my bowl. Does anyone know what this is?
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0answers
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Prefermenting the whole sourdough rye bread

Why is it recommended to preferment only a portion of the dough required to make a sourdough rye bread? What can go wrong if I preferment the whole batch? My current knowledge is that it should only ...
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3answers
224 views

Do eggshells let flavours pass through during boiling?

If i had 2 eggs. 1 i boil in plain water. The other i boil in say a curry sauce. After boiling and peeling, would they taste different to one another? Do the shells let any flavour through?
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0answers
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Why did my jello not set?

To a 3 oz. box of orange jello I added 1 cup of boiling liquid (mandarin orange), then a pint of orange sherbet and finally the drained oranges. The jello had a bubbled effect on top and did not set ...
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1answer
74 views

Effecient way to dab grease from dehydrating meat without paper towels

I have read the question here but that question doesn't help me, since the options available in that situation, are not applicable in this situation (see "Limiting factors"). Problem I love to ...
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13answers
125k views

What can I substitute for eggs in a pancake recipe?

I'd like to make pancakes. I have all the other ingredients that I'd normally use (flour, canola oil, sugar, salt, and corn starch) in a pancake mix, but I don't have any eggs. Can I substitute milk, ...
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0answers
28 views

What should I put in my Kellogg's Corn Flakes? [on hold]

How do you eat yours? I always add a banana and some strawberries
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7answers
12k views

What kind of peppers are used in Gochugaru (고추가루)?

I'm trying to make kimchi, but I don't have any chili powder (gochugaru -고추가루). Does anyone know what type of chili pepper(s) this is made from? I'm trying to find it at a normal western grocery ...
3
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1answer
81 views

Are Chia Powder and Ground Chia the same product?

I've found a few recipes involving Chia powder, but locally, I've only found Ground Chia. I want to know if these are the same, and if it's safe to use ground chia in these aforementioned recipes (and ...
7
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4answers
607 views

How to create fruity or grassy shortbread cookies?

I saw a recipe for green tea shortbread cookies with white ganache filling and fell in love with it. But here, it is quite hard to get any matcha, the few Amazon marketplace sellers have very high ...
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0answers
35 views

Am sprouting beans in machine is the color normal

I have been sprouting my beans for three days now I am not sure if it is ready to harvest and is the color normal and what is the best way to store it?i attach photos. Thank you
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5answers
11k views

What type of rum to use when making vanilla extract?

My mom just bought me some vanilla beans from Tahiti and said that the person she bought them from suggested using rum to make an extract. What type of rum should be used, white or dark rum, and is ...
0
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0answers
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Grünkern –milled vs. whole

I am looking into making grünkern soup this winter. While I have a general idea of the recipe, there's one difference that always comes up: whether the grünkern is whole or milled. As someone who's ...
4
votes
4answers
604 views

Is there a specific name for the mise en place containers used in professional kitchens?

I've recently been watching the PBS show "The Mind of a Chef" and noticed the plastic containers the chefs use to store ingredients as part of their mise en place. To me they seem like a better ...
3
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2answers
96 views

Is there a way to properly steel-cut oats yourself?

I'm fond of porridge for breakfast. This used to have something of a weirdo reputation here in Germany, but actually seems to be taking off in popularity recently. Trouble is, everything I was able ...
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2answers
68 views

Cleaning burnt beans stuck to pot?

Yep. Every several years, a pot of beans is left unattended, sinks up the place and ends up with a rock formation of encrusted bean matter that can't be removed. This time, it's my dearly-beloved ...
5
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6answers
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Is it possible to do sous vide cooking in a crock pot?

I'd never heard of sous vide before coming to this site, but all the posts about it here have made me want to try it. I've seen the beer cooler method, which I also want to try, but, for a smaller ...

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