cooking calculators

meat roasting calculator©


Avoiding a cold start:
Meat taken directly from the refrigerator usually has a temperature of 4°C ± 2. This can make it difficult to read more...

achieve the required internal temperature during the cooking process. Most meats should be removed from the refrigerator 1/2 an hour before you intend to start cooking. There are of course some exceptions. Mince should be cooked directly from the refrigerator and chicken should not be allowed to stand around for more than 15 minutes.</p>

Allow your roast a moment to relax:
Meat that has been exposed to high temperature is in a tense or stressed state. If you carve read more...

it immediately it is a bit like a squeezing a wet sponge, all the juices and most of the heat will run free and the result will be disappointing. Wrap your roast in aluminium foil, cover loosely with a tea towel and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. It will stay warm, have a moment to relax and the juices will be evenly distributed and reabsorbed.</p>

veg cooking calculator©

Cooking vegetables: Be gently on your vegetables, if they offer no resistance when you bite into them, then they are probably overcooked. Use as little water as possible when boiling and consider steaming, sautéing, stir frying or roasting as an alternative. Some people say that vegetables should be cooked "al dente", I couldn't agree more but, "al dente" should be reserved for pasta. Here is a link to a little vegetable cooking table which you can use as a guideline.