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Is there a way to harden soft braised carrots?

Your only option is to cook them separately from the braise, then add them when plating. That way, you can maintain the consistency that you like. There is no way to firm them up after they've been ...
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What does "heat the oven to broil" mean?

In general, there are two types of ovens: Ovens with a broiler drawer under their oven. Ovens with a second top heating element (broiler) in the main oven compartment. Your oven is the former; mine (...
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Can I broil a box cake in the oven?

I would suggest putting the cake on the lowest shelf your oven has and put a second oven rack above it then put a baking sheet or hotel tray on the upper rack to block direct radiation. If you have an ...
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What oil has a smoking temperature high enough for broiling?

If you like the taste but not the fire alarm, either turn on your hood/vent or disconnect the fire alarm while cooking. If the flavor isn't burned, changing the oil will likely change the flavor as ...
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Broil meringue cookies?

I would just heat the oven with broil. Then switch if off, wait until temperature drop to around 110-120C and put meringue in. Then just wait until oven cool off. Tat way the inside would be chewy, ...
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Miso Marinade Did Not Char

I've made that recipe before. Lopez-Alt's assertions to the contrary, getting a good browning on the miso sauce is actually highly dependent on having a good, pre-heated broiler and having the fish ...
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Is there a way to harden soft braised carrots?

The carrots can't be 'un-cooked' once they're cooked, so as moscafj says, cook some separately for serving. Don't waste the cooked carrots, though - blend them into your sauce. Best of both worlds.
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Broiler Drawer vs Oven Broiler?

All of the ranges with broiler drawers I've ever owned have become dust bunny magnets. And the older I get, the less appealing getting down on all fours to clean or check doneness of the food in the ...
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Alternatives to Broil?

Adjacent to Johanna's comment on the question: If you have an oven at all, it likely has some sort of broil or grill function - per the accepted answer to this question, it might be a broiler drawer,...
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Why does broiled and roasted salmon give these different results?

Roasting doesn't really imply a specific temperature. The roasted salmon you've had might've been done at 450F, or perhaps a lower temperature. Either way, it doesn't require tons of browning. You don'...
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Can I put meat on a broiler rack without using foil?

After cooking without foil for a week or two my experience is that there are two problems. One problem occurs if you are cooking anything that can fall apart or fragment like fish or stew meat. The ...
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Broiler Drawer vs Oven Broiler?

I absolutely hate the broiler drawer. I am 60 yrs young. The getting up and down is a chore in itself. The stove I have now came with my modular home. It is so poorly designed. The broiler isn't a ...
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Alternatives to Broil?

You can use a torch. Is it safe to use a propane torch bought at a Hardware store? https://www.scienceofcooking.com/blow-torch-cooking.htm https://modernistcuisine.com/2011/02/torch-tastes/
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Shoulder Steak vs London Broil

Can I cook it like a london broil - marinating it and then broiling for around fifteen minutes? London broil is traditionally prepared using flank steak, but the technique works well for other lean/...
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Shoulder Steak vs London Broil

Shoulder steak & London broil are often used interchangeably. I won't bother with technical/pedantic differences, as practically speaking, the exact same cut of meat may be labeled "shoulder ...
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Alternatives to Broil?

(note that in the US, 'broil' means to apply top-heat. In Australia and some other places, this is called 'grill') So long as you have an oven with a heating element on the top, you can simply ...
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Broiler vs. second baking steel?

I would say that in most cases neither is that helpful. I have great success with one steel, placed at the highest possible elevation in the oven. Preheat for at least an hour, and allow the steel ...
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convection microwave that also broils

Generally speaking the same element is used for both broil (grill here in the UK) and convection. In the latter mode a fan distirbutes the heat evenly around the oven, but for tall items in ...
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How to imitate the oven on the stovetop?

I just remembered form my camping days that I once had an aluminum folding box like thing that would sit atop a Coleman stove. I baked a pie in it and it worked great. You should be able to find one ...
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How to imitate the oven on the stovetop?

There is no great solution for an oven on the stovetop, even stovetop ovens aren't that great. The two are entirely different styles of cooking. The only thing I can think of that comes close is a ...
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