As an instantly recognizable celebrity chef, Nigella Lawson knows how to whip up a delicious meal for any occasion. No matter how complicated or simple the dish is, however, there are a few crucial tips that Nigella insists that prospective chefs abide by no matter what they’re cooking. Here are Nigella’s tips that will be sure to help you the next time you’re in the kitchen.
Buy Some Orzo Pasta
In Nigella’s eyes, orzo pasta is a highly-versatile ingredient that can work with a wide variety of dishes, from salads to quick and easy pasta dishes. Also, orzo makes for a decent filler if ever you forget to pick up some ingredients the next time you go grocery shopping.
While cooking often involves many steps (some even at once), plenty of concentration is necessary. Still, while following all these steps, you may end up forgetting to taste your food as you cook. Don’t forget this step, Nigella warns, as at the end of the day, it’s important that you enjoy the dish, no matter what the recipe says.
Never Waste Your Mashed Potatoes
Once you’ve finished preparing a dish that involves mashed potatoes, don’t let the remainders go to waste. Instead, put some of the leftovers in your waffle maker for some crispy potato waffles. You can also put them towards your next shepherd’s pie.