Cooking - Helpful Hints
Here are some hints that you might find useful.
• Do not discard over-ripe bananas. Slice and sprinkle it with lemon juice. Freeze it to use later for milk shakes, puddings or banana bread. It will blacken if you refrigerate it.
• If you only need a few drops of lemon juice, puncture a lemon with a toothpick and squeeze out the amount needed. Replace the toothpick. If the lemon is cut, it won’t last as long.
• Fresh ginger will stay fresh for months in a freezer if you wrap it tightly in foil.
• To separate the leaves of a round lettuce, hit the core end sharply against the kitchen counter top. The core can be pulled out and the leaves will separate without tearing into strips.
Here is a tasty fish recipe which you can try:
4 cod fillets, skinned
Salt and pepper to taste
150ml dry white wine
˝ lemon, sliced
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
4 tablespoons lemon juice
50g capers, chopped
Place the fish in a frying pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the wine and lemon slices, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove the fish from the pan, reserving 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquor, and leave to cool.
Mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice and reserved liquor.
Stir in the capers.
Place the fish in a serving dish and top with the caper sauce. Serve cold.
About the Author: Chris Zaaiman is an ardent “amateur” cook at home.
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