Questions tagged [seasoning]

Questions about the use of spices, herbs, salt and other flavorings to create the desired flavor in the final dish. See also the [salt] tag. For questions about seasoning cookware (e.g. cast iron) please use the tag [seasoning-pans]. Note that questions on flavor combinations (as in, "how should I season X", or "what seasoning goes with X") are off topic. This is a general site rule that goes beyond this tag.

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How do you season/prepare a wood plank for Plank Grilling?

I wanted to Plank Grill a Salmon, after hearing about how much Jarrod enjoyed it: Besides salmon, what other meats can be grilled on a cedar plank? How do I season a cedar plank in order to use it ...
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Are MSG and Accent (Seasoning) the same thing?

Can the seasoning Accent be substituted for MSG, for example in General Tso's Chicken?
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How can I cook more flavorful Chicken through and through?

When I cook chicken, the flavor seems to be concentrated in the skin. But when I get a rotisserie chicken from Costco, it seems to be very flavorful through and through, beyond just the skin. I've ...
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What spices are used to make a mexican fajita seasoning?

I'm trying to make my own homemade fajitas, for both vegetarian and non vegetarian tasters. I know they have grocery store pre-mixed fajita seasoning, but I'd like to know how to make my own.
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Ways to learn to season food correctly?

What is a good way of learning how to season food correctly? Are there some foods which are particularly bland until seasoned correctly that can be used to 'educate' your palate as to what is ...
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Is there a secret to flavouring with herbs

I am a strictly amateur cook. Most of my output is OK, certainly edible, but I seem to lack the ability to impart flavour through herbs. I can throw in an inordinate amount, but still no flavour (...
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How can I add a strong orange flavor to my dishes?

I love the taste of oranges, and I'm looking for ways to introduce that flavor into some of my cooking. I've tried adding orange juice and pieces of orange when frying or baking, but I find that ...
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Should meat be seasoned before or after cooking?

When should meat be seasoned? I heard that salting meat prior to cooking draws out the moisture but I have noticed that a number of chefs season their meat prior to cooking.
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How do I make a really flavorful turkey burger?

Since turkey burgers don't have a lot of fat, you lose a lot of the flavor that you get with beef. Also, you have to make sure you cook them through (170 degrees), so they tend to dry out. What are ...

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