Archive for December, 2009
Before you do the cooking of beets, it has to be cleaned. Wash them and trim the ends first. Keep them in a pan and add some water so that you get some steam when cooking. Roast them at 425 deg F for about ½ an hour to ¾ of an hour. Remove the skin and then you can slice them up or dice it up. If you are going to boil it, you can do so for up to a maximum of 30 minutes. You can see if it is cooked by piercing a knife into it. If it is easy to pierce then it is cooked. In a microwave oven you can cook for 8 to 15 minutes. Once the beets are cooked you can add some sweet onion, hard-boiled egg pieces, and parsley to make a good salad. You can also cook the beet greens separate as you would cook other greens and eat them also. You can mix beets with other vegetables to eat. To eat them separately, you can mix it with some vinegar and sugar or mix it with boiled cornstarch and sugar.
There are many ways by which you can cook the corn on the cob. You can Grill, Steam, Microwave, or Boil it. It all depends on your taste. Before your cook it by any of these methods you have to remove the leaves and the silky things that you find in it. If you are going to boil it, then put the corn on the cob in the water and boil it. You might add some salt to your taste after sometime. The duration for which you boil it depends on the taste of the people who eat it.
If you are going to microwave it you can cook it for 6 to 9 minutes in the microwave by keeping the microwave on high. Or you can even cook it in the microwave until your smell the corn. If you plan to grill the corn on the cob, you can either remove the husks or grill it with the husks. You can even soak it in water for about two or three hours before you grill it. Now grill it evenly on all sides for about 8 to 15 minutes. This duration also depends on the tastes of the person.
Salmon is a great meal any time during the week. How to cook salmon is up to you. There are quick and easy recipes if you are in a hurry too. Salmon is a fish that cooks quickly and is easy to tell when it is done. In order to keep the fish in the best order for eating make sure you keep the fish cold (or refrigerated) until it is ready to cook. By keeping the skin on it also prevents the delicious meat from curling. You will know the fish is done when the meat becomes “flaky” and changes color. Finally make sure any leftover salmon is immediately placed in the refrigerator and consumed within two days after cooking. The easiest way to tell if the fish is done is by simply inserting a fork into the thickest part of the fillet. Broiling is a popular method when folks are considering how to cook salmon. To grill the salmon, general cooking time for a whole fish is 20 minutes for each half pound.