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Crab Mentality: The Best Way To Reheat Crab
Mar 28

Crab Mentality: The Best Way To Reheat Crab

By Rose | Storing Tips

Crab is an ingredient that I just can’t get enough of. The sweet and juicy white meat sends my tastebuds into a frenzy. So when I create a set menu for a dinner party, I almost certainly include crab in it. The appetizers could be crab risotto or the main course crab ravioli. And don’t get me started on how many crab cakes I have made during my life. I even once tried to make bread pudding with crab (which I have to admit got very mixed reviews from my family). Whatever the occasion or the reason, it is certainly great to cook with crab.

One problem I have is that I tend to buy a bit more crab than I can chew (pun intended). So whenever I make a crab dish, there’s a big chance my freezer will be full of the fantastic crustaceans the following day. And while that may seem to be a fun problem to have, the hard truth is that reheating crab is not an easy task (and it can also fill up precious fridge space quickly). Unlike meat and poultry, crab has a much more delicate texture, so if you don’t reheat it the right way, your dinner will be spoiled.

Luckily for you, I have been reheating crab for a very long time now, and have had my fair share of reheating disasters. However, through a combination of research and a little experimentation in my kitchen, I have finally found the most effective methods to reheat crab. There are three ways you can do this, and I will later tell you which one of these methods is best at retaining the crab’s texture and flavor.

However, before we proceed any further, always remember that you should store your cooked crab the right way. I will be giving you a guide near the end of the article that will help you to store crab in your fridge. Be sure to check this out because it is just as important to store crab correctly as it is to reheat it properly (or even more so).

So here we go. Let’s take a scrumptious and rewarding journey that will reveal the best ways to reheat crab. Enjoy!

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Kingly Tip: How To Store Royal Icing The Right Way
Mar 20

Kingly Tip: How To Store Royal Icing The Right Way

By Rose | Storing Tips

Who likes those sugary little cookies with sweet hard frosting on them? If you do, then you’re clearly a big fan of royal icing.

If you are wondering what else royal icing is used for, then just look around your local bakery and you will find out that it’s just about everywhere, including the figures and flowers on cakes, those magnificent gingerbread houses, and the intricate patterns that bakers draw on wedding cakes.

Royal icing is one of the ingredients that I find difficult, so I make sure I make a lot when I am presented with a recipe for it. This means I always have too much left over. That is why I needed to learn how to store royal icing properly, so that I wouldn’t have to waste anything.

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Heat On! The Five Best Ways To Reheat Tamales
Mar 07

Heat On! The Five Best Ways To Reheat Tamales

By Rose | Storing Tips

Tamale is a classic dish derived from Mesoamerican cuisine. While there are plenty of variations on this dish, the recipe is made of dough that’s steamed inside a corn husk or banana leaf. This gives the dough a distinct flavor and fantastic corn (or banana leaf) aroma.

The history of tamale is a rich and interesting one. It originated thousands of years ago, and the first pictorial reference to it was found in 100AD in Guatemala. The tamale was also used by the Aztecs and Mayas as a means of taking food along with them on long journeys. Apart from being the perfect lunchbox meal in South America and Mesoamerican areas, it was also considered to be devine food.

As you can see, tamale is a very well-traveled dish that crosses cultures and is extremely popular!

So today, I want to help those of you who love munching tamale (which includes me, of course!). If you have cooked too much and have a lot of leftovers, then reheating them the next day again is a big no-brainer (nothing could be sadder than wasted tamale.) However, heating tamales the right way is no easy task, as they can end up dry and starchy if you are not careful. So today, I want to help you learn how to heat tamale properly.

So get your Mexican hats and fiesta face ready, because here are the five best ways to reheat tamale.

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Can You Freeze Sauerkraut And How Should It Be Done?
Feb 20

Can You Freeze Sauerkraut And How Should It Be Done?

By Rose | Storing Tips

Freezing is a strongly recommended option that you can use to extend the lifespan of any ingredient. Although this preservation method does not work with all foodstuffs, it is suitable for a myriad of ingredients.

One particular kind of food that has taken people’s interest is sauerkraut. In fact, my email inbox has been full of queries about it, and there is one particular question that many people seem to want to know the answer to: can you freeze sauerkraut? It is a peculiar inquiry, but I have to answer it, nonetheless.

The answer is, yes, you can always freeze sauerkraut. The food won’t be harmed or altered by the process, even if you subject it to extremely low temperatures. You should try this, even it’s just the once, as you will learn how to prolong the lifespan of sauerkraut without using any chemicals or artificial food preservatives.

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Can You Freeze Brie Cheese To Preserve It?
Jan 14

Can You Freeze Brie Cheese To Preserve It?

By Rose | Storing Tips

Oh, Brie! Who can resist this delicious delicacy? Not me! And I bet you can’t keep it off your platter either!

The name is derived from the Brie region of France, and there is a good chance that this cheese was first manufactured there, so we have to thank the ingenuity of the folks there who first made this cheese.

Brie is a soft cow’s milk cheese that is just as creamy and tasty as its succulent appearance would suggest. You can identify this cheese by its pale color and white and yellow hue. Brie also has a white rind and most of the cheese that is sold today has wheel cuts.

Brie is delicious and extremely tempting but not that easy to acquire, so it is slightly pricey, and its availability is pretty limited.

Once you can get your hands on this cheese, you will immediately cherish it. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to preserve it. But can you extend its shelf life by freezing it?

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