The finishing touches to your cooking can make all the difference in the taste and presentation of your dish.
Some important finishing techniques to consider include:
Seasoning - make sure to taste your dish and adjust the seasoning as needed. A pinch of salt or a sprinkle of herbs can bring out the flavours in your dish.
Garnishing - a beautiful garnish can make your dish look more elegant and appetizing. Consider adding fresh herbs, chopped nuts, or a sprinkle of grated cheese over the top.
Saucing - adding a sauce or glaze can elevate your dish to a whole new level. A drizzle of fruity dressings or a creamy rich sauce can take a plain chicken breast from ordinary to extraordinary.
Resting - letting your dish rest before serving can allow the flavours to meld together and the juices to redistribute. This is especially important for meats and roasts.
Remember that the finishing touches to your cooking are all about enhancing the flavour, appearance, and overall experience of your dish. So don't be afraid to get creative and have fun with it!
As quoted by the American creative writer, Rebecca McClanahan: “Out of the five senses, smell is the one with the best memory.” It is true that before any food is consumed, the scent of the food often overwhelms our minds.
Isn’t a fragrant, nutty, smoky finish would be one of the best scents to take any diner by surprise and leave an indelible finishing touch to your dish?
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