We made this eBook “20 Recipes In Less Than 30 Minutes” for those moments when you are hungry, and every minute might seem an eternity. To prepare a delicious meal in a very short time, it is important to keep in mind a few tricks used by experienced chefs. Here are few of them:
Read all instructions
Before you start cooking, read all the steps you need to follow. The point is to organize yourself properly and start with the most difficult foods. For example, if you are making pasta, boil them first and then grab the other ingredients.
Prepare the ingredients
The chefs move so quickly in the kitchen of a restaurant just because they have a “mise-en-place”, meaning all the ingredients are handy and ready to be used.
Organize your kitchen correctly
Put the ingredients you use frequently (oil, salt, pepper, spices) as close as possible to the area where you cook. Then organize your refrigerator: put the semi-prepared meals in the same place, the fruit in their special drawer, meat – separately. Everything should be organized as logically as possible.
If you have an extremely loaded and well-timed program, decide what you want to eat in the evening. If you want to cook meat, for example, put frozen foods to thaw before you go to work, so be ready to cook when you get back.
Boil water faster
Pasta or vegetables, whatever you decide to prepare quickly, depends on how fast the water boils. Trick: Put hot tap water to boil and do not salt it (scientists say salt increases the boiling temperature of water, so it makes it harder to boil).
By using these tricks you will be able to prepare your meal in a much shorter time, and your kitchen will always be organized.
Now you’re ready to prepare those 20 Recipes In Less Than 30 Minutes ?
Enjoy your meal!