Prepping ingredients with seasonings before cooking is an easy way to enhance food’s natural flavors. From salty to sweet to spicy, seasonings add complimentary flavors to enhance flavor profiles, textures, and appearance.
Our Three Favorite Flavor-Boosting Techniques
Marinate: to coat proteins or vegetables with a mixture of an acid (typically vinegar, citrus, or wine), combined with a base (typically oil, yogurt, or honey), and spices for at least 30 minutes to 24 hours.
Rub: to coat proteins with a dry mixture of salt, spices, and herbs to add flavor and create a crispy exterior.
Brine: to add juiciness to proteins by submerging them in a salt-based solution for 12-24 hours prior to cooking.
Our Six Favorite Marinate, Rub, and Brine Recipes
Our Five Favorite Kitchen Prep Tools
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