Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
Kitchen tips
Page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing
Author 
 Message
sean
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41910
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 04 8:39 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

We could run how to be a bloke courses. Cookery to gas valves and pipe bores in 4 steps.....

Gervase



Joined: 17 Nov 2004
Posts: 8655

PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 04 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Kitchen tips and pipe bores - I thought this was a dig at the state of my kitchen and my penchant for droning on and on...!
Griddles and tuna will defeat any but a restaurant-standard extractor, in my experience. The whole house reeks of tuna for a couple of days afterwards and confuses the cats terribly. - so now I'm forced to fire up a small petrol stove and do the whole thing alfresco, which can be interesting if you've invited friends for dinner and the heavens open! Still, it does provide a conversation point (along the lines of "What's that f***wit doing outside in the pissing rain?")

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 23924
Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 04 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I bought a gas barbeque with a cast iron griddle. It sits outside the back door (we have a porch at the back) and is perfect for anything fishy

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14964
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 04 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Has anyone tried putting essential oils in the grill pan to get rid of fishy smells. I've heard of it, but thought it might taint the fish. In these enlightened days, I thougt it might be quite nice (depending on the oil....)

Snowball
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 6191
Location: swindon
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 04 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lemon or lime juice is good to get rid of fishy smells on griddles, frying pans etc.
Hopefully, they will enhance the flavour and not detract from it.

jema
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 26621
Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 04 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When cooking Indian Breads don't substitute the recommended flour with whatever alternative they recommend.

You will get a much better result on say Rotis with Chappatti flour.

jema

sean
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41910
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 04 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you're using dried chick-peas, instead of soaking them overnight in cold water, pour boiling water over them and let them stand for an hour. Obviously you still need to boil them for ages afterwards.

jema
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 26621
Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 04 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This has to be one of my favourite tips

Forget oven gloves, they are expensive and crap.

Get a pair of riggers gloves from ASDA, they are under 2 and intended for building work. At least as heat proof and you can manipulate things and get a better grip.

I would not be without them.

jema

tinyclanger



Joined: 27 Dec 2004
Posts: 190
Location: in the kitchen, baking
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 04 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My tip is to fry fish in the oven, all the smells go up the chimney

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44144
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 04 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How'd you do that then?

tinyclanger



Joined: 27 Dec 2004
Posts: 190
Location: in the kitchen, baking
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 04 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

put the frying pan on the floor of the oven to get hot.....add fish...shut the door...turn over half way through....eat fish. All cooking smells go up the chimney cos you cook it in the oven and not on top, no fat splashes on the hot plate either

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44144
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 04 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blimey I didn't know clangers could be so clever, top tip

tinyclanger



Joined: 27 Dec 2004
Posts: 190
Location: in the kitchen, baking
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 04 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cheers
I do all my frying activities like that....fry up breakfasts, browining meat, cooking steak....anything that needs frying really

alison
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 12908
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 05 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I love the smell of frying fish or browning other foods. If they get too bad then add half a lemon to a pan of water and boil and this will absorb the smell.

tinyclanger



Joined: 27 Dec 2004
Posts: 190
Location: in the kitchen, baking
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 05 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah, but, very small kitchen and small house = big smell, especially if I burn stuff
I do keep the oven door open if I'm doing breakfasts, gets everyone out of bed

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing All times are GMT
Page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright 2004 marsjupiter.com