Hell's Kitchen Gordon Ramsay's greatest cooking tips
By April MacIntyre Oct 11, 2010, 21:17 GMT
08/08/2010 - Gordon Ramsay and Family - 2010 Teen Choice Awards - Arrivals - Gibson Amphitheatre - Universal City, CA, USA © Bob Charlotte / PR Photos
Celebration begins as 100th episode of FOX hit reality cooking series "Hell's Kitchen" sees contestants from all eight seasons name 100 of their most useful cooking suggestions.
After enduring 99 culinary challenges, Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay has seen it all – from sloppy services and disastrous dishes to mouth-watering plates and passionate contestants.
To help celebrate the 100th episode of Hell's Kitchen airing Wednesday, Oct. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Chef Ramsay shares five of his favorite kitchen tips to help you prepare a successful meal of your own.
CHEF RAMSAY’S COOKING TIPS
· Prepare for Success – Before you begin cooking a dish, have all your ingredients prepared and ready to use.
· Patience Is A Virtue – When cooking a steak, be patient and make sure the pan is sizzling hot before adding the meat. This ensures a perfectly seared meat.
· The Spice of Life – Always keep garlic ready to use in the freezer. Blitz a few cloves in the blender and freeze them in an ice cube tray. They’re perfect for use in sauces and stews.
· Don’t Be Wasteful – After cooking chicken, fish or beef, don’t toss the leftover bones – they are key to making perfectly flavored stock! Simmer the bones in water with a carrot, an onion, several peppercorns and a bay leaf for one to two hours.
· Keep It Hot, Hot, Hot! – Never open the oven when baking. The cold air will sink your cake.
· Don't go cheap! – Always use high quality cookwear. It looks better, cooks better and lasts forever.
· Rinse the bitterness away! – Rinsing chopped red onions in cold water will help ease the sharp taste.
· Don't eat the schmaltz! – When making a soup, sauce, or casserole that ends up too fatty or greasy, drop in an ice cube. The ice will coagulate the fat, which you can then scoop out.
· What's in that container? – Keep masking tape and a permanent marker in the kitchen to label leftovers with a brief description and date (CHX STOCK 10/6). You can also label items, such as spices, with the date they were opened.
As part of the 100th episode celebration, current and past contestants from all eight sizzling seasons have compiled a list of 100 handy cooking tips to help prepare a HELL’S KITCHEN-worthy dinner service HERE.
On the two-hour milestone 100th episode, Chef Ramsay challenges the teams to shop on a budget and transform four classic ingredients into elegant dishes worthy of fine dining. Four special judges critique the teams’ creations, and HELL’S KITCHEN welcomes some special guests to the show’s most elegant dinner service to date. Find out which contestants achieve near perfection and who cracks under pressure and gets sent home.
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