3 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Steamed Crabs Jun13

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Steamed Crabs...

Cooking steamed crabs is relatively simple, but there are 3 critical mistakes that many people make that take easy to disaster. One of the biggest mistakes people make when steaming crab is that they boil them instead! Avoiding these three common mistakes will ensure that you get to enjoy a robust meal and this delicious. Mistake # 1 Overcooking Crabs are not the meatiest to begin with (depending on the size) so you do not want to cook away the meat. The goal is to cook the crabs until they turn a bright red (for blue crabs) which typically takes about 30 minutes. The other goal is to not cover the crabs with water when steaming. About an inch to an inch and a half of water is all it takes. Ideally if you have a steamer basket that would be best to use. Be sure to frequently check the crabs and use a tight covering lid for the pot. Mistake # 2 Not Seasoning You only really have one opportunity to season the crabs to enhance the flavor. You want to season the crabs BEFORE they go into the pot. You can also season the water for a lighter flavor. There are plenty of great seasoning pre mixes on the market that can be used to season your crabs. Mistake # 3 Not Dispatching before Steaming If you boil crabs you can put them in the pot live but if you are steaming crabs you want to dispatch them before you put them in the steamer. There are a couple of ways that you can dispatch the crab before they enter the pot. Boiling crabs in and of itself dispatches them and keeps the bacteria from their stomachs from tainting the meat. When...

How to use food coloring in baking Feb02

How to use food coloring in baking...

Food coloring is a wonderful food product that allows the baker to give their baked goods even more dimension, color, and pizzaz. When you want to add in colors to your food, natural food coloring is best. There are so many different options to consider when it comes to using food coloring in your baking and understanding the best ways to use it can make all of the difference. Different types of food coloring There is a wide variety of food coloring that can be used in baking to enhance your cakes, cookies, and other baked treats. Some of the options available when it comes to food coloring include gel paste colors, candy colors, airbrush colors, food decorating pens, powdered colors, edible sprays, petal disco luster and highlight, and natural food coloring. Natural food coloring offers many different health benefits for yourself and those who will be eating your creations. The benefits of natural food coloring Natural food coloring provides many different benefits which are primarily health related. Instead of eating baked goods that have food coloring that is artificially derived, the natural options allow you to eat healthily without sacrificing color or taste. Most natural food coloring is free from artificial dyes, free from artificial preservatives, and more. In addition, they are also safe for those who have allergies since they are also usually free from allergens such as shellfish, nuts, soya, wheat, fish, eggs, and milk. An added benefit of using natural food coloring is that it is often gluten free as well as GMO free as well. You can enjoy all that food coloring has to offer without needing to ingest any of the undesirable synthetic ingredients commonly found in the traditional food coloring option. Whether you are decorating cookies for...

Enjoy Donuts at Your Corporate Event Jan19

Enjoy Donuts at Your Corporate Event...

Donuts are an American favorite. It is no wonder that people are ordering more and more donuts for their various events. For some it is a birthday party, for others a corporate event, for other people, they just want donuts at their wedding. Donuts come in a wide variety of flavors. The classic glazed donut has been a favorite for decades but other flavors have come up that compete with it as well. When you have an event, you can choose to order in a box of classic donuts. Or, you can decide to go for an assortment of mouthwatering donuts, fresh beignets, and kolaches. If you simply want donuts for your office to go with your coffee, you can have them delivered or you can decide to pick them up at two Shipley Do-Nut locations. With technology making things a lot easier, many companies prefer to order their donuts online and then have them delivered at the office. This is ideal because you don’t have to waste time sending someone over, and you also save on the cost of transportation or fuel. Additionally, you can order donuts any time of day or night with the help of our 24 hour donut shop. A corporate event where donuts are served is an event where people’s taste buds will experience sweet and delicious flavors. With more than 60 different varieties of donuts to choose from, you can be sure that whether yours is a small and intimate gathering, a boardroom meeting, or brunch with many guests, each person will find something that they can enjoy. If you would like a taste of something different then the kolaches that come with different fillings and the heavenly fresh beignets will do the trick. Variety is the spice...

Using multi colored dragees to decorate your baked goods...

Multi colored dragees pronounced (Dra-jeys) are small, colorful metallic balls that are used to decorate cakes, cookies, and other baked treats. They add a wonderful finish to any baked creation and make each baked good look much more intricate and expensive. The multi colored dragees are typically used to decorate wedding cakes, holiday cakes such as Easter cakes, birthday cakes, and more. These non-toxic additions are used only as decoration for your baked treats. If you are looking to give your baked goods a little extra shine, then these offer the perfect solution. Avoid melted sprinkle syndrome One of the main advantages of using multi colored dragees is that you can avoid the messy melted sprinkle look that often occurs when sprinkles are used. Because sprinkles are softer and respond to high temperatures by melting, they often leave a bit of color to the area where they are placed. If you are looking for a much more clean and polished look in the end result of your cake decorating, then multi colored dragees offer the perfect solution. Although casual baking can accommodate messes that melted sprinkles leave behind, professional baking doesn’t leave much room for this. This is why dragees are often used in cake decorating applications. Easy to apply Multi colored dragees are simple and easy to apply to decorate baked goods. They can be used simply by placing them onto icing or fondant before it has dried. The finished look appears as though the multi colored dragees are sticking right to the cake instead of the icing underneath. Experimenting and exploring with this creative tool allows one to be very creative in making spectacular finished baked treats. When purchasing the dragees, make sure to buy Kosher certified ones if this will be...

Chinese Dining in Los Angeles for Bridal Showers Jun29

Chinese Dining in Los Angeles for Bridal Showers...

When people think of Chinese food, they often consider cuisine they eat with their families around the kitchen table on winter nights or on the living room couch while watching a scary movie. However, instead of just relegating Chinese Dining in Los Angeles to the domestic sphere, individuals can consider the benefits of having a bridal shower at one of these venues. People can look at more info here so that hosts can see the options for rooms. Party hosts will likely be surprised at the amount of space available to hold a group event. Choosing Chinese Dining in Los Angeles for a bridal shower is a good idea because most people like Chinese food. Going to showers means some individuals will not find any cuisine they like, so providing options that are pleasing to many individuals is a good idea. Also, many people have food allergies, sensitivities, or restrictions. If the shower is held at a generic restaurant, they may not know what the meal options are until they arrive. At that point, they may discover they cannot really eat anything. When the shower is held at a Chinese restaurant, guests know what type of food will be offered. If they need to request accommodations, they will know in advance that they need to do so and can plan ahead. While many people do love attending bridal showers in support of their relatives and friends, they also find these celebrations become a bit rote. People who have never attended bridal showers might not realize they are all virtually the same. The same activities take place and, in many cases, the cuisine does not vary much from one shower to the next. Therefore, hosting a shower at a Chinese restaurant allows the guests to...

Would a Gourmet Food Store in Philadelphia Have Farm-to-Table Food? Nov19

Would a Gourmet Food Store in Philadelphia Have Farm-to-Table Food?...

As the world has become increasingly globalized, many people are finding that they have increased access to food from around the world. Exploring the different types of food from different cultures near and far can be very exciting. However, sampling food from around the world is not without its considerations. For example, if you are buying South American food from a gourmet food stores at Philadelphia, that food has to be shipped all the way from South America. The thousands of miles that the food has to travel involve several considerations. If the food is perishable, which it likely is, it will probably have to be refrigerated. Refrigerating food over such a long journey requires a lot of natural resources. The trucks to ship the food have to be built using non-renewable resources like petroleum. Then the food has to be shipped from South America. These trucks generally run on gasoline or diesel which is non-renewable as well as harmful to the environment. Also, buying food from farmers in South America could mean that less food is available in the communities that grow it. What solution is there? A growing emphasis on the farm to table or farm to fork movement can solve some of these problems. Overview In a gourmet food store, you will probably find food that is labeled as local. Local food tends to differ, but it generally means that the food has been grown near the store where it is sold. In a restaurant, this is sometimes called farm-to-table. Typically, it is also associated with organic farming techniques and sustainable agriculture techniques. Some of these stores even buy their food directly from the farms where it is produced. In some instances, the farm or farmers themselves actually own the gourmet...

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