Friday, 22 April 2016

Ashton Cobb - Cooking Techniques You Need to Know

Ashton Cobb learned to cook watching his parents cook for his ten brothers and sisters. His parents were both good cooks and ensured that the eleven children always had delicious home-cooked meals. Here are some cooking techniques you can use at home.

Ashton Cobb Slow Roast

Slow roasting meat and vegetables in the oven is a great way to enjoy a delicious meal. But to ensure your meat and vegetables stay moist and juicy, you will need to cook it slowly, increasing the heat will make the food dry. Slow roast requires time, make sure you don’t rush the cooking process or you will end up ruining the dish.


Poaching is different from boiling and they are not the same. Poaching is an art that requires practice and skill. Poaching is cooking fish or chicken breast fillets in a pan with just a few bubbles around the pan. The broth slowly flavors the fish or meat as it cooks. Remember to add sufficient seasoning such as fresh herbs, spices, and chopped green onions to the dish.


There are a few things more delicious that a perfectly seared piece of meat or fish. To get a perfect sear, remove the meat from the refrigerator, at least, 30-minutes before you start cooking, and let it come to room temperature. Use a paper towel to pat dry the meat making sure there is no moisture on the meat. Preheat a pan and add oil or butter when the pan is hot and place the meat on the pan. Let it cook until it comes off easily from the pan. If it sticks to the pan, wait a minute and then flip it on the other side and cook it. When it has a crisp, golden brown texture, you know it’s a perfectly bit of seared meat.

Ashton Cobb enjoys cooking and inviting his friends over for dinner.