Monday, January 05, 2009

Cooking Terminologies

Whenever we go to a fancy restaurant with a fancy menu, don't get intimidated with words appeared before the real food... like... grilled lamb chop, smoked salmon and etc... those words are actually telling you how the food is being cooked...

Let see the real meaning for all those fancy names...

Grilled Salmon

Grilled Chicken

This is a more common term that many will already know, even if they don’t often cook. When a recipe requires you to grill a food item, it will basically mean that you need to cook over an open flame, whether it is by gas or charcoal. Obviously the most ideal place to do food grilling is over a grill.

Deep Frying in the process

Frying and Deep-frying
These are terms that are often confused, but they are actually quite different. Frying can be done using a frying pan and with oil or butter, whereas deep-frying on the other hand means that the food needs to be submerged in boiling oil until it is cooked. This can often be seen in fast food chains where the food is placed in a basket and submerged into the boiling oil, often to produce french fries, tender breaded chicken, and funnel cakes.

Sauteing garlic

An alternative to frying is sautéing, to produce strong flavours from your food. To sauté food, cook quickly using a small amount of fat (oil or butter), and use a frying pan to receive best results when using this cooking method.

Broiled Salmon

When a recipe calls for the food to be broiled, it means that the food should be cooked by direct exposure to a flame or heat element. You may find the “broil” setting on many ovens, although it is important to place the food on the top rack when using this setting.

miszsensei: broiled n grilled,I just got confused with the definition.. hmmm.. what do you think?

In Europe, broiling is considered virtually synonymous with grilling, but in America, the term "broiling" is usually applied to cooking in an oven, while "grilling" usually denotes the use of an outdoor or indoor grill.

owhh...ok.. now I understand. :)

Then, what about smoked? What's the difference between smoked salmon and grilled salmon??

Smoking is the process of flavoring, cooking, or preserving food by exposing it to the smoke from burning or smoldering plant materials, most often wood. Meats and fish are the most common smoked foods, though cheeses, vegetables, and ingredients used to make beverages such as whisky,Rauchbier, and lapsang souchong tea are also smoked.

Now.. fret no more... just go ahead and order what you have in mind confidently...

1 comment:

l i e y n said...

buat aku lapo je.....

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