Wednesday, February 22, 2012

TARTAR SAUCE RECIPE. WHITE SAUCE RECIPE.. TEN GREAT COOKING TIPS –

TARTAR SAUCE RECIPE
WHITE SAUCE RECIPE
10 GREAT COOKING TIPS –
COOKING TIPS
This is the 7th post on cooking tips plus recipes,already published in series
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1-How many minutes per pound do you cook beef? If it's roast beef and you want it medium rare in the middle and cooked on the ends then put the oven up to 400 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes and then put it down to 330 - 350 (basting every 15 minutes in it's own juices).  It would 15 - 20 minutes per pound
How best to cook beef? - Researchers at the National Cancer Institute found that human subjects who ate beef rare or medium-rare had less than one third the risk of stomach cancer than those who ate beef medium-well or well-done
2-Why use water in tomato soup? Condensed soup means that it has had the water removed, so for the proper consistancy one adds back the water that was taken out..

3-What is and how to use a natural enzyme tenderizer ?-

One way to tenderize food especially meat, is by adding natural enzyme tenderizers before cooking.. Examples of such enzymes are- papan from papaya (use leaves and green unripe fruit) , bromelain from pineapple and actinidin from  kiwifrui


4-What is the best way to skin a chicken?
The head and the legs are chopped off first. The tail end is slit or torn with the fingers and the skin forcefully peeled toward the neck.

5-How to boil chicken carcass for soup?
If you are making the stock for the soup first… Don't forget to brown the carcass in the oven for an hour before making...
6-What are the parts of a meat tenderloin?
The tenderloin is the tender cut of beef that comes from the animal's loin near its buttocks. It is a long round piece of meat...

7-How do you cook beef tenderloin?
Beef tenderlion is generally cut into steaks. One end of the tenderloin is thicker than the other which is called the Chateau...
8-What is the thickness of sirloin steak?
1-1/4" for grilling medium rare sirloin cooked more done will be tough. Good idea to let the steak get to room temperature
9- Which is the best for stir fry?
 The very best is rump, but I've seen butchers use topside and round. Of course rib and eye fillet would both be pricey, but OK.

10-How long do you grill your beef ribs?
Till they are done on the INSIDE, close to 1/2 hour or more, depending on thickness. The thicker the meat, the longer it takes 
BASIC TARTAR SAUCE RECIPE
Ingredients:
16 ozs mayonnaise
2 tbsp finely chopped pickled gherkins
2 tbsp finely chopped pickled capers\lemon juice
1 tbsp  minced fresh chives
1 tbsp minced fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all of the above in a medium mixing bowl and mix weel using a wooden spatula.
Cover top with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour to chill the sauce.
Service with prawns, fried calamari or other seafood
HOW TO MAKE WHITE SAUCE  RECIPE
This recipe makes 1 cup of white sauce. Can be glazed over meat and casseroles. Use in any recipe calling for a white sauce. Another name for whit sauce is is Bechamel and is considered a "mother"sauce in cooking.
CAPERS
Ingredients:
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 1/2 cup milk
¼ tsp salt
A dash of white pepper
Melt butter. Whisk in milk, flour, salt and pepper until smooth
Cook until bubbly for about one minute.This called roux
Tips:  
Heat the milk in microwave-safe cup. Whisk into  the flour mixture 
TIP FROM THREE COOKIES: please note her link is at comment box-
"Interesting tips. I heard about using pawpaw skin for tenderising from a friend but never tried it". 

47 comments:

  1. white sauce look so rich,thick & delicious....great tips too

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    1. hi amy, thanks and have a nice day. love your comments

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  2. White sauce is really looking so delicious and yummy.Thank you so much for sharing such nice tips regarding cooking and also the recipe.

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    1. HI JENNY, MANY THANKS FOR COMING OVER... REGRET I COULD NOT LOCATE YOUR BLOG, THERE IS NO URL.
      MAY BE YOU DON'T BLOG, BUT I WILL GIVE YOU AN EMAIL REPLY,
      HAVE A NICE DAY AND THANKS FOR YOUR SWEET COMMENT.

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  3. Hello Wan..I have always loved tartar sauce used as a dressing for fish fillet sandwiches..I bought them but now thank you for giving me the recipe heheeeeeee..thank you for your tips too..it is really useful for me *hugs* ;)

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    1. hi sie, thanks for passing by, you learn how to make tartar sauce from me...yay yay have a nice day

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  4. Oh! Bechamel! I love Bechamel sauce! Apparently, it's not really good for my waist. haha...
    Good cooking tips, wan!

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    1. hi nash, thanks for coming over. you can omit the cheese and your waist will be ok.. ha ha have a nice day dear

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    1. hi tulpar, thanks for coming over...
      happy working
      have a nice day

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  6. Nice and let me tell one thing that it not my hobby to post comment on other blogs but you written it very well so i made up my mind to post comment.
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    1. hi EIM and thanks for the compliment. have a nice day.
      would be great to have you back ..

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  7. This article just in time for me...

    Yesterday I spent almost an hour scrubbing my "3yr sleeping untouched since I bought" BBQ-pan plate.. hahaha hmmm, we were planning to do some meat n seafood BBQ!

    TQ, TQ for all the tips..

    Cheers

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    1. hi katrina, many thanks for being here,
      wish i can go over and join your bbq... must have lots n lots of foodies..
      you can serve a few sauce varieties-refer my earlier posts..they r great to follow .
      do bbg some prawns for me, oh yes, some broccoli too.
      happy friday and have a great weekend
      and a great party.

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  8. Nice tips n thanks for sharing tartar sauce recipe. will try sometime soon :-) I make the white sauce almost the same way for pastas as well since my kids love them more than tomato sauce..

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    1. hi julie, how are you, thanks for being here and have a nice day

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  10. Great post from begining to the end...Learned a lot today (again). Thanks Wan, have a good weekend

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    1. hi .. jasna, thanks for coming over ..glad you appreciate my post.. i must admit there many interesting facts that most FOODIE Blogger dont know.
      have a nice day and a great weekend to you too

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  11. I was in search of tartar sauce. They look perfect and thanks for sharing.

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    1. hi zareena, how are you. thanks for your visit and for liking my post. have a nice day

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  12. Thanks for sharing the tips on how to tenderize meat because at times I find the cuts sold over at my place rather tough. So I need this sharing so that the meat becomes soft and tender after cooking.

    I like the tartar sauce and its perfect for fish and chips.

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    1. hi nava, you are welcome and i am happy to note that you always have great ideas on what to do my my recipes. thanks for visiting and have a great weekend

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  13. Hmmmm, another cooking tips for me,,yeheey!!:)Muaaahhh!! Would you mind if I copy your recipe and print them out for my own collection, souvenir from you?? Pleaseeeeeeee?? I would like to make clippings of recipe from you..:) Yes, because I really want to learn more in cooking,hehehe.. All I know is eating..hahahha :))

    Thank you so much..muaaahhh!!:) Smile..:)

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    1. hi linda, thanks for being here..wow i am flattered,but thats good, i am also inspired to give more cooking tips and more common and simple recipes for daily meals..

      ok, will email you some of my latest posts. you cant copy, function disabled. have a nice day heh heh to you too

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    2. Good morning!:) passing by..:) Thanks a lot Wan!:)

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    3. hi linda..hi hi smiles..you are welcome.. happy weekend for you dear

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  14. Hi Wan, you sure know your stuff. I guess lots of people enjoy cooking and to each his or her own, and their own styles, preferences.....
    Good tips here, Wan. I like my beef well done. But rarely have it.....I'm more a seafood person.
    You have a pleasant weekend, keep a song in your heart.
    Lee.

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    1. hi Lee, thank you for coming over with your sweet comment, i also like mine well done, yummy... i prefer mutton to beef and i prefer beef twenty times more than chicken(tasteless).. yes, sea food is best.
      have a wonderful day to you.

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  15. Interesting tips. I heard about using pawpaw skin for tenderising from a friend but never tried it.

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    1. hi three cookies. thank you for your visit and great tip, which i have now published it in this post-end of page,
      have a nice day.. i have not heard of paw paw before..
      must try

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  16. never tried tartar sauce before...surely loved it...thnx for sharing the recipe n great tips as alwyas :-)

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    1. hi sonali, glad you came by and hope you try my recipe, its great for fish too. with lemon wedge at the side.. have a nice day

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  17. Just looks awesome......very nice pics..... yum n delicious!

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    1. hi maha, thank you for being here. Glad to know you and appreciate your sweet comments.have a nice day

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  18. I love tartar sauce with fish fillet and gravy for my steak. Have a great weekend!

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    1. hi peachkins, thanks for your visit. have a nice weekend to you too.

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  19. Mmmm...love tartar sauce. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. hi diana, thanks for your visit and sweet comment. have a great weekend

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  20. Great sauce recipes and thanks for those useful tips you had posted!

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    1. hi treat and trick, thank you for coming and comment. have a great weekend

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  21. Great tips, very informative post. Tartar sauce & white sauce both looks great. Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. hi ambreen, thank you for coming over with your sweet comments. have a great weekend.

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  23. Ahh..wow..this looks tasty & adorable..;)

    Tasty Appetite

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  24. Tartar sauce is my favourite and so now I will be able to do it myself!
    Once again very good cooking tips dear Wan!

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