Whether it's learning to salt properly (don't worry, it's okay in moderation!) or incorporating spices and herbs into your repertoire, these easy techniques will bring more excitement to everything you cook.
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Amp Up Your Flavor: Tip 1
Salt is a necessary flavor enhancer. Add it in stages during cooking, tasting the dish along the way. For best results, pour salt into the palm of your hand or a small bowl and pinch between your fingers to add.
Amp Up Your Flavor: Tip 2
Spices are great on their own, or combined into a mixture known as a dry rub. To create a balanced mix, include each of these elements: salt, sugar (granulated or brown), pepper, and a spice or a combination of spices.
Amp Up Your Flavor: Tip 3
Herbs come in many textures and flavors. Sturdy herbs, like rosemary and thyme, can be added before cooking. Tender herbs, like basil and parsley, are better added at the end.
How to Season
Originally published in the December 2013 issue of Parents magazine.