10 Ways To Step Up Your Chef Game

To get fit you have to know how to lift weights, run, and play sports properly, right? So then wouldn’t it make sense to know how to cook if your goal is to eat nutritious foods? Being a good cook takes a lot of time in in the kitchen, and learning from mistakes. That’s the reason grandma always makes the best food. She has had plenty of time to learn all the secrets. Here are 10 ways to step up your chef game to grandma’s level!

1 – Extra Flakey Fish

If you leave fish in the oven for too long the texture might turn rubbery and gross. Before putting it into the oven try running a kitchen torch over the surface of the fish. Then bake the fish like usual.

Torching the surface will tighten the skin and make the fish come out of the oven extra flakey.

2 – Add Some Fluff

There’s nothing better than soft, airy textured rice to accompany a main dish. To get that perfect density add a teaspoon of lemon juice to every 2 cups of water that you use to cook with.

3 – Buy Meat In Bulk

Quality lean meat can be expensive, so when there is a sale don’t hesitate to buy a bunch.

When you get home you can open up the packages and break them down into your desired serving sizes. Place them into baggies and put them into the freezer.

You can even put seasoning or marinade into each bag so that when you want to use it, you simply switch them from the freezer to the fridge to defrost.

Chicken In Marinade Bags

4 – Perfect Burger

Make about a half an inch indentation into the center of your burger as it cooks. That will allow the heat to cook the burger all the way through more evenly.

5 – Cook In Bulk

When you make quinoa, rice, pasta, etc, it’s not a big deal to make a little extra. It will save you time later.

All you have to do is place the unused food into separate plastic microwaveable containers, and stick it in the freezer. It should last a good 3 months.

When you want to use it, all you have to do is sprinkle a little bit of water on top and microwave it. Make sure to cover it with a paper towel as it cooks.

6 – Juicy Steaks

Dry, leathery steaks are a waste of good meat. When you take a steak off the grill, or out of the oven, tent it with some foil. Don’t completely seal it, just rest the foil on top. That will allow the juices stay deep inside the meat.

Tent A Steak

7 – Thicken Sauces The Healthy Way

The best part about creamy sauces like afredo, is the thick density….but that has an unbelievable amount of calories and bad fats.

Healthier sauces can sometimes be too watery, so just add some substance with cornstarch or flour.

Thicken Sauces with cornstartch

8 – Add Some Flavor To Your Burger

Mix some diced cranberries, olives, low-fat cheese, or cooked beans into your burger patties before you throw them onto the grill. That will add some healthy flavor and keep it from getting redundant.

9 – Instant Fruit Blend

Don’t waste time washing fruit every time you want a snack. Once a week wash a bunch of fruit. Throw some berries, bananas, melon, etc. into baggies and freeze it.

Every morning, or whenever you want a snack, all you have to do is grab a frozen bag and blend it with either milk, juice, or yogurt.

Frozen Smoothie Bags

10 – Flip Eggs With Ease

Always add eggs, and other foods to a preheated pan. The heat makes the metal expand and seal off any imperfections. That will make the surface less sticky for eggs and other foods.

Flip Eggs Easy

I hope you found this article informative. These 10 tips are far from everything that you need to know about cooking, but it will step your chef game up, that’s for sure. If you liked the article, please share it on facebook. I know you also want to find how eating late at night affects your fitness goals.

Adam Pegg About Adam Pegg

Adam is an athlete with a serious passion for fitness and health. He played basketball at University of Delaware and Stetson. His degree is in health science and he's a certified personal trainer who loves helping people reach their goals.