If you are steaming, braising, poaching or planking your food, why not add some flavour to it? Using flavoured liquid in the cooking process can add some wonderful results.
- Soak your planks in tea or beer before you barbeque. It will add a subtle flavour to your protein that is key in layering flavours in your mouth.
- Steam your food using coffee, tea or coconut milk.
- Braise your food. Braising is when you cover your protein in your chosen liquid (wine or stock) and cook at a low temperature over a long period of time. The liquid never boils. When the meat rests it will soak up all that great flavour too.
- Add maple syrup to your recipe instead of milk for more calcium.
Customize your flavours to your family’s favourites. There are no mistakes, just learning experiences. You can start tonight: In the Butter Tuna recipe try cooking your rice in coconut milk.