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About Cooking

October 31st, 2006 at 06:02 am

I sometimes get brain farts and can't think of what else to write. So I'll write about cooking and some tips I've discovered:

-Use garlic. In everything. Even when cooking veggies.
-The microwave can be used to steam fish. My mom taught me to rub fish down with some salt, cover it with scallions, ginger, and gaaaaaaaarlic, cover with saran wrap and then nuke it. Yummy! (and healthy)
-The rice cooker doubles as a steamer; sometimes there will be an insert pan that sits on top, Other times, just improvise by putting a plate on top of an overturned bowl
-That big pile of veggies you cut up, esp. spinach or cabbage, will end up shriveling up and reducing in size by about half once you cook it. So don't be afraid to "over estimate" veggies
-A quick sauce for veggies that my family used for veggie dishes was simply some cornstarch dissolved in water with salt. It forms that viscous, clear sauce that you see in some Chinese dishes

3 Responses to “About Cooking”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    AiYa - thanks for the cooking tips. I think I will try the fish trick sometime!

  2. tinapbeana Says:

    oh yeah, garlic and onion both make everything better!!! salt and black pepper, too. these 4 go into everything i cook (except sweets)*grin*

  3. miclason Says:

    I have to try the fish thing! - thanks!

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