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Boomer’s Kitchen hints

I like to cook………..ummmmm……….. That is a bit of an understatement. I really enjoy cooking.  Sometimes I don’t put my whole heart and soul into it, but what the heck it is just me.  When I cook for family and/or friends I love to push it.  Wellllll most of the time anyway.  I do try to impress in some way shape or form.  I want people going home remembering the meal.  I enjoy the compliments and telling my little secrets I used.  So, right now I am going to give a little advice to the home chefs.

1.  When you want to bread your veggies for pan frying or grilling, you must always dip them in an egg wash first.  This will allow the breading whether it is cornmeal, panko, or breadcrumbs to stick to the vegetable.  Please, whatever you do do not cut them too thin.  Thin veggies cook fast, but the breading may not. Your breading will be underdone while your veg is good, or your breading will be nice and golden brown and your veg will be soggy.

side branch note here:  If you cut the vegetable too thin and your breading is burnt, your vegetable is definitely over cooked.

2.  If you are going to pan fry your fish you definitely need to coat it.  The most simple of these is flour and egg.  (flour first)  This way your fish is less likely to stick and not come out like scrambled eggs.

side branch note here:  If you want to kick this up a little you can always add a little seasoning/spice to the flour.

3.  Whether you are cooking a plain white rice, rice pilaf, or even a fried rice it needs some flavor.  White rice you can add seasoning to the water so when the rice cooks the flavor is cooked right onto the rice.  Seasoning can be anything from salt & pepper, to a little thyme, oregano, pinch of garlic salt, anything to give it some taste.

side branch note here:  For a good pilaf you need to saute your veggies first.  When they are half way done you throw in your stock, when that comes to a boil, add your rice, etc. etc……

The name of the game is flavor I loathe nothing more than blandness!!!!!



About Bigboomer

Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blogsite. I am going to tell you a little about me. My name is Ray, I started writing back in high school. Every once in a while I would come up with a few ideas and would write them down. Most of which became poems others became short stories. Some of my inspirations are of the heart, some of them come from the thoughts of the day. You will see, as you browse threw my site my poetry is about as diverse as you can get. I hope that as you read them some will have you thinking of love, while others will make you feel sorrow. I would like some of them to set you off to an adventure. Finally, I have some poems that may make you hungry. I do have some inspirations that just plane turn into ramblings or rants as, if you read in here, you will see. I have managed to get two books published so far, the first one is titled Pathways, it may be found at xlibris.com/RayBohdan.html. there you can view a couple of excerpts form the book. The second book is Mingling Hues of My Mind it is at publish America A little bit more about me. I am fifty-one years old I have three children, Rainney, Elisa, and Anthony and two well, actually, three grandchildren Raeanne Marie, Graycee, and Amaya. I guess I could go on, but then I am afraid this will come out sounding like a dating profile. Part of my site will be dedicated to my poetry, I plan to break it down into different sections and organize it by type/style. Another section of this site will be dedicated to my blog it will be about my rants/thoughts of the day. These will vary from political, to personal, to comical. I will talk about most anything and everything that I feel may be of interest to someone. I also will devote a section to some of my favorite recipes with hints on how to capture his/her heart by winning their stomach. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican, but this section will not be limited to those two types. I do believe however, that the most important part of my site will be the dedication pages. These will be to memorialize special loved ones and friends, as well as thank those that have made purchases of my afore-mentioned book. This is exactly what you think it is. A way for me to sell my self as a writer. Publicly get my words and thoughts out into the world. Please believe me when I say that this in no way demeans or diminishes my passions for the people and the love of which I have written, and will continue to write. I trust that once you read my poems you will feel the love i have felt, the pains I have been through, and the joys of life itself. Once again I thank you for stopping by please enjoy.


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