They say that architects cover their mistakes with ivy, chefs with mayonnaise. Unfortunately, not all your cooking mishaps can be fixed with the help of a thick layer of sauce. Sometimes you need to make use of much more tricky hacks. But don’t worry! In fact, from overcooking to oversalting, you can use simple ingredients to balance flavors and mask those screwups.
So before throwing out the dish you just made, or offering it to the dog, check out our culinary life hacks that will help you rescue your dinner and your pride. cool stuff, cool stuff
1. Tough meat
Have you ever bought meat which really looked good but after cooking got hard and difficult to chew? If your answer is ’yes,’ don’t worry. Here are a few tricks to end up with tender, great-tasting meat every time.
- Use fruits. Apple, pineapple, mango, and pear all work well. Peel the fruit if necessary, then cut it into thin slices. Cook the meat covered with slices of fruit. Fruit juices are great at tenderizing tough cuts of meat. That is why pork is very often cooked with pineapple. cool stuff, cool stuff
- Use sake. Prepare a marinade in a separate bowl by combining grated onion and apple. When done, add olive oil and a bit of sake. Marinate the meat overnight in the refrigerator to add flavor and tenderness.
- Use Coke. Coke acts as a perfect meat tenderizer. Before frying, soak the meat in Coca-Cola for just 10 minutes. Then remove the meat from the marinade, let it dry a bit, and stir fry with black pepper. Use this method to give your meat dishes a delicious taste. And one more bonus: this recipe is suitable for fairly thick slices.
- Use a lemon. Marinating meat in lemon juice for 30 minutes before cooking is enough to make it much softer. You can also use vinegar. However, in this case, the meat should be soaked in the marinade overnight. cool stuff, cool stuff