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Grilling Trout

Fish are the best source of proteins and many other nutrients. They are low in fat and contain omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2. Fish is rich in calcium, phosphorus, and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium. That is why you must include them in your diet, having a fish once in a week is very beneficial for the health. They will help you to maintain a healthy diet. There are so many varieties when it comes to fish; we have fresh water fish and saltwater fish. The fresh water fish are more enriched in flavor but are quite expensive than seawater fish. Trout is one of the tastiest freshwater fish; they are very famous because of their ability to swim against the flow of water. They are expensive but there taste will make you forget the price.

Today we will learn the recipe to grill trout, it is simple recipe but I promise you will the astonished with its taste. As trout itself is very tasty, it does not require any marinate or special sauce to increase its flavour.

The best way to enjoy trout is eating your catched trout along the river, but it’s difficult to do this so often. You can also grill them at home and enjoy the taste. First of all, go to the supermarket and buy the ingredients. You will need a large whole trout that will weigh approximately two kilo gram, fresh and cleaned, then red onions, two large lemons, bunch of parsley, some basil leaves, a small bunch of chives a stem of leek, a garlic bulb, extra virgin olive oil, a bottle of favorite soda or beer, salt and pepper.

Once you have brought all of these ingredients, start the gas grill if you want to cook straight away. Make sure that the trout is fresh and at room temperature. Now check for the gas supply of natural gas or if you have a propane tank, make sure it has enough propane for the whole cooking process. Now turn on the knobs of gas and light the fire with the help of lighter. Once this is, done make sure to set the gas grill few inches apart from the flame, but must be on a direct heat. Now clean the grates and apply very little amount of oil on them. Let the grates of the grill the heated on a high heat for about ten minutes.

While your gas grill is getting ready, prepare your fish, cut the onions, lemon and leek in slices and place them under the belly of the trout. Score the fish and drizzle very little amount of extra virgin olive oil on the skin of the trout. Season the vegetables in the belly and the skin with salt and pepper. Now add chives, parsley and basil leaves in the belly of the fish. Place the fish on best gas grills under a medium flame and let it cook for about ten minutes on each side. Meanwhile, add butter in a bowl along with chopped parsley, red onions and two cloves of garlic. Mix them properly, stuff some of them in the belly, and then brush some of them on the both sides of the trout.

There you go your trout is ready to serve.

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Three food processors for kneading dough

If you have ever tried kneading dough by hand you will know what a laborious task it is especially so when cooking for a large number of people. All thanks to the advancement in technology, we can be relieved of all the hard work by our trusty kitchen assistant, the food processor.  However, not all food processors are designed to be able to knead dough. You will have to read the specifications of food processors to be able to tell if it comes with this functionality. Here is a comparison of the best food processors for kneading dough.

Cuisinart DLC-8SY Processor

With its 625 watt motor, it is the same quality of food processor as you would find in a professional restaurant kitchen. Although smaller in size to a restaurant food processor, it is just as powerful. It can manage heavy, laborious tasks including kneading dough with ease. With its 11-cup work bowl it offers sufficient capacity to cook for a large number of people. In addition to kneading dough, it can be used for shredding cheese, slicing vegetables and fruits, mincing herbs, mixing batters and making purees. Cuisinart DLC-8SY has an extra large feed tube which is ideal for processing whole fruits and vegetables. All its parts are dishwasher safe. The product comes with a 5-year motor warranty and a 3-year whole unit warranty.

Braun FP3020 Processor

It has a rated 600 watt motor but can deliver a peak power of up to 900 watts when needed during laborious tasks such as kneading dough. Even with its strong motor, it is best known as being the quietest food processor. It offers a 12-cup capacity bowl for processing dry ingredients (like dough, fruits and vegetables) and a 9 cup capacity bowl for wet ingredients (for making purees, smoothies etc). The product offers 11 different speed settings for the user to choose from. This food processor comes with a range of attachments for shredding, slicing, kneading, whipping and also a citrus press for making juice. All its parts are dishwasher safe. The manufacture gives a 1 year warranty with the product.

Breville BFP800XL Processor

It has a strong 1200 watt motor which makes it ideal for strong tasks such as kneading dough. Along with its 16-cup work bowl, the product comes with a 2.5-cup mini bowl as well with a mini blade to work with it that means you can use it as mini food processor too.. It offers a large capacity to cook for large number of people. Also, if you want to prepare a meal in a small amount, you have the choice of using your mini bowl as well. It can perform tasks like kneading, making nut butter, slicing, chopping and shredding with ease. Its slicing disc offers 24 different thickness settings. The product comes with a 25 year motor warranty and 1 year whole unit warranty.

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The advantages of using a rice cooker

Rice cooker is a very convenient tool to have in a kitchen if you cook rice for your family on a regular basis. As most families consume rice almost on a daily basis, rice cooker which is specially designed for cooking rice makes it much simpler and faster than any other conventional method. The advantages of rice cooker in your kitchen are many. Robert Ebert loved his rice cooker so much that he wrote a complete book about it. Some of the great benefits and advantages are listed below that you can get by having a rice cooker in your home.

  • With conventional stovetop cooking you have to constantly check the texture of rice grains while it is cooking as rice can easily overcook or be left under-cooked. With rice cookers you do not have to check or worry. It will neither be overcooked nor under-cooked. You will get a perfect texture every time.
  • With conventional cooking of rice the big question is how much water to add. If you are not an expert, chances are great that you will not get it right. Rice cookers eliminate the possibility of this error. They generally come with indications and levels on how much water to add.
  • Most good models have pre-programmed settings for different types of grains like white rice, brown rice, wild rice etc. They enable you to select an appropriate setting without the need to manually adjust temperature and time so that even amateur cooks can cook any type of rice with expertise.
  • Many models do more than just cook rice. They have different settings for cooking other types of meals as well. You have the option of steaming vegetables or meat. You can also prepare different varieties of soups and stews. Fish and meat can also be prepared using the same appliance.
  • They also have a keep warm setting. This will keep the rice at an appropriate temperature until it is ready to be served.  This keeps your meal warm and fresh even if you cook it hours ahead of the desired meal time.
  • It saves time of the cook by making the meal ready faster. Their time is also saved since cooking with a rice cooker does not require any supervision. You do not have to keep rushing to the kitchen to check for the texture of the rice while it cooks. The cooker will cook it to perfection and then turn off automatically. Instead of supervising the food, you can utilize this time doing something else. Rice cooker Buyer’s guide is a must visit before making an online purchase.
  • Rice cooker prepares healthier meals than those prepared by other conventional methods. By cooking food faster it prevents heat sensitive nutrients from escaping your meal. Hence you are served with a healthy meal that is packed with vitamins, minerals and all the necessary nutrients.

If you have kids and are striving to provide them with a healthy, delicious and fresh meal every day but are too busy to waste a lot of your time in the kitchen, rice cooker is the ideal solution to your problems. It cuts your efforts in half while enhancing the taste and the nutrition of the meal.

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