Ideas for May
Say hello to summer and start thinking about taking your kitchen activities outdoors.
Serve up a healthy dinner by preparing it en papillote, which translates to “in parchment.” Bundling ingredients like fish and vegetables that cook in similar amounts of time allows for them to be cooked in their own juices. For a less fussy alternative, use foil instead.
How to Cook in Parchment
Remove burnt remnants from a pot by filling it with a few inches of water, adding a few tablespoons each white vinegar and baking soda and simmering for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely before cleaning the pot as usual.
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Air-dry the grated peel of citrus fruit to make a citrus powder. Let it sit out overnight, folded in a sheet of parchment paper. Press the parchment folder flat the next day to crush the zest into a powder. Use the powder in rubs or stirred into batter or yogurt.
Use It in Fresh Cream Cheesecake
Writing on a cake with frosting can require luck and skill. Frost the message onto a sheet of wax paper instead and then freeze it. Gently pry the message from the wax paper by slipping an offset spatula or chef’s knife underneath, and transfer it to the cake.
Alton's Devil's Food Cake
Set raw meat or poultry on a foil-lined platter with the sides folded inward to keep any juices from leaking out. Once the meat or poultry is tossed onto the grill, crumple and discard the foil, leaving the platter clean for finished grilled goods.
Spanish Burger with Pickled Shallots