You do not have to be Gordon Ramsay to impress the guests on your dining table. A few clever tricks can achieve the exact purpose! You just need to know these five basics that can earn you the ‘Host of the Year’ trophy.
Impress Guests With Your Food Skills
1. GOOD PRESENTATION IS THE KEY
You know the phrase ‘feast thy eyes’, no? Before you actually indulge in the eating process, you take in food with your eyes and that is exactly where you need to score. Garnish your dish the right way, make it look clean, presentable and TEMPTING. Trust me, nothing turns off appetite like sloppy food presentations.
2. USE QUALITY INGREDIENTS
Two and two makes four. What you put in is what your food is going to taste like so use fresh and good quality ingredients; they go a long way. Ensure the ingredients you use are top notch for that lasting impression you aim to make on the guests with your cooking skills. It’s a steal deal!
3. KEEP A STASH OF SPICES HANDY
Spices really help amp up the taste of a dish, so it is always a good idea to keep them stocked. A versatile array of spices (or mixed spices, for that matter) not only adds flavor but also makes food look great and smell amazing. If you are a clueless newbie in kitchen, basic spices from National foods can be a great start. They offer maximum cooking convenience and high taste quotient.
4. MAKE YOUR OWN SAUCES
Sauces come together in just a few minutes on the stove top and can contain the simplest of ingredients. They are easy to whisk, delicious to taste and just the right condiment for your perfect dish. Ditch the store-bought sauces because the ones made from scratch at home makes all the difference in the world. Watch your guests lick their fingers from now!
5. BAKE UP TO MAKE UP
You simply cannot go wrong with baking. It saves up on time (and calories too sometimes!) and take your dish a notch higher in sophistication. Just fix your fails and practice enough times to leave no margin for mistakes on the big day but once the art is mastered, there is no going back. There is a lot of room for experimentation; baked potatoes, baked protein, baked greens…you name it! Although, ehem, whipping up sugary treats sound more fun.