Easy Cooking Tips from your South Congress Apartments

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Wouldn’t it be nice if you loved cooking for yourself? Maybe some of you reading this post spend every night cooking for yourself in your South Congress apartments, but we’d bet that plenty of you go the Postmates route or dine at one of the many top-tier restaurants on South Congress. There’s no shame in ordering in or going out to eat, but it’s not exactly the best way to save money.


In the blog post below, we’ll be telling you about some simple cooking tips that you can use to improve the way your meals taste night after night. If you’re not cooking a lot, it’s probably because you don’t like the way your food tastes. Luckily, we can help with that.


Now that we’ve gotten the intro out of the way, let’s jump right in to this week’s blog post! When you’re done reading through the blog post below, please feel free to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your community of South Congress Austin apartments.


Never put food in a cold pan


The hotter your pan, the more you’ll be able to sear food and lock in flavor when you first start cooking. Always put oil in your pan before you turn on the heat, and always wait for the pan (and oil) to get hot before you add your ingredients.


Dry meat before you cook it


When it comes to cooking meat, the less moisture the better. Moisture can prevent meat from caramelizing, and that’s what gives meat that great exterior flavor. Whether you’re defrosting the meat before you cook it or you’re taking it right out of the package, be sure to pat it dry before you put it on the stove.


Don’t get too attached to the recipe


One of the joys of cooking is learning through experimentation. However, it’s hard to experiment if you’re following a recipe everytime you cook. Next time you’re busting out the pots and pans, try deviating from the recipe a bit. If it tastes bad, it tastes bad, but at least you know what you like and don’t like. Don’t be afraid to experiment, residents!


Pair salts with acids


You probably add salt every time you cook. Maybe you even remember to add herbs like cilantro and parsley. What you’re probably forgetting to add, however, is an acid. We’re talking about lemon juice and lime juice. Acid is one of those ingredients that should be added to every meal, so start keeping some handy when you cook.


With that, we’ve hit the end of our list of simple cooking tips that you can use this holiday season! We’re so glad that you were able to take some time out of your busy schedule to read this week’s blog, and we encourage you to come back to read our future blogs when they go live! In the time between now and then, we hope you’re able to use some of these tips to whip up amazing meals at your apartment during the holidays.


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