COOKING IN YOUR 20S
No matter what people may say, cooking in your 20s is one of the best skills you can master, that will serve you a lifetime. You should definitely know how to make more stuff then just a good cup of coffee. Apart from saving you a lot of money, it’ll also help you stay fit and healthy. That is what actually matters most. If you want to know what kitchen skills and easy recipes you should master, just keep on reading. Here are some useful and easy basics of cooking. Check them out!
Kitchen skills you should master by your mid-20s
Soft boil an egg
Even though it may sound silly, the truth is that a large number of people in their 20s actually don’t know how to prepare a soft-boiled egg. These are quite similar to poached eggs in terms of their perfectly runny yolk, but are far easier to cook. Don’t be scared because you can’t mess anything up. Place your eggs in a boiling pot of water for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove them with a slotted spoon, and run the eggs under cold water. Peel the shells and serve immediately!
Yes, we know that steaming the veggies seems like a piece of cake, but the fact is that you’ll need a quality steam basket if you want to do it right. This useful gadget can transform even the cheapest bag of frozen veggies into delicious side dishes you’ll be proud of. A steam basket should be used in the following way: bring water in a pot to a boil, place the veggies inside the basket, then into the pot, and don’t forget the lid. It’ll take just a couple of minutes for your vegetables to be all done, with no risk of getting overcooked.
Prepare a meal with more than one ingredient
Of course, making tasty chicken is a fantastic thing. You should know that veggies are your best friends as well, so pair these two and come up with a simple yet fabulous meal. The previous skill is particularly important in this case. Apart from the steamed vegetables, we believe that you love potato (who doesn’t?), so you can always cook it as a side dish for your tasty chicken breasts. Just be creative and remember that you don’t have to go for too complex meals to show off your cooking skills.
Beginner-friendly recipes for cooking in your 20s
Hot’n’spicy lamb noodles
If you’re a fan of any kind of noodles, you’ll absolutely adore lamb noodles. First of all, you’ll need about 300 g of linguine noodles. Cook them as the label directs. Then heat 2 tablespoons of oil over a medium heat. Add 300 g of minced lamb, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until brown, so that you can break it up with a wooden spoon. The best way to nail this dish is to get quality lamb, and you should know that in Australia you can even buy lamb online. Then whisk together 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, and 2 tablespoons of both balsamic vinegar and Sriracha sauce. Add this mixture to the lamb, together with 150 g of baby spinach. Cook for 2 more minutes until the spinach has wilted. Toss the lamb mixture in with the cooked noodles.
A good omelet is one of the most useful dishes you can prepare all by yourself. It’s actually quite simple and beginner-friendly as well. Omelets are usually made in non-stick pans with sloping slides. Don’t worry if you don’t have a pan like that – any other kind will do the trick as well. You might have to pay extra attention so that your omelet doesn’t stick. Just whisk 3 large eggs, 2 tablespoons of whole milk, and ¼ teaspoons of both salt and freshly ground black pepper. Then melt 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the egg mixture, and stir with a rubber spatula until the eggs form small curds. Shake the pan gently and spread the egg mixture all over the pan, sprinkle with freshly cut parsley, fold your omelet into half, and serve immediately!
As you can see, mastering the basic of cooking in your 20s and some simple recipes is something that has to be done. Of course, the above mentioned ones are the mere basics, but trust us – you’ll manage to master more complex ones once you become more experienced at cooking. Do your best and you’ll see an instant improvement!
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