How to Sear a Steak
Searing is a crucial step in cooking steak. It creates a caramelized crust that seals in juices. Here, Family Circle food editor Julie Miltenberger walks you through the process.thumb and your index finger are that??s rare. You second finger is medium rare . Your ring finger is medium, and your pinky is well done. So you can now just test right into the middle of your steak and feel how that feels and this, we??re right on the medium rare . Thanks so much for joining me today on Family Circles Kitchen Basics. This is how you sear your steak.
How to Roast a Chicken
Learn how to season, tie and roast a chicken in this step-by-step how-to Kitchen Basics video.-Roasted chicken is a favorite comfort food . Today, I'm going to show you how to make a perfect one every time. First, you need to select a chicken. Make sure it weighs 3 to 3-1/2 pounds. Remove the giblets often found in a bag inside the cavity and set them aside for another use. Let the chicken dry inside and out with paper towels . It's important the chicken comes to room temperature before roasting. Season the cavity with salt and pepper. If desired, place a couple
How to Wash Leeks
Learn how to cut, wash and prepare leeks for cooking in this step-by-step how-to Kitchen Basics video.in half lengthwise to about an inch from the base. Rinse under cold water to wash away dirt, making sure to fan out the leaves to clean thoroughly. Chop the leeks and place them in a bowl of cold water . Whirl them around so that any sand will sink to the bottom of the bowl. Lift the leeks out with your fingers
How to Select, Peel and Pit an Avocado
Learn how to select, peel and pit an avocado in this step-by-step how-to Kitchen Basics video.Grab each half of the avocado in a hand and twist in opposite directions to separate. Hold the half with the pith in your nondominant hand and carefully tap the pith with your knife. Twist the knife and the avocado half in opposite directions , pulling knife and pith out of the fruit. Discard the pith. Now, either slice the flesh or cut in a crosshatched pattern