Have you mastered the most important cooking skill?

When I was first getting into cooking, I always felt a little lost when I got to the part of the recipe that said ‘season to taste’.

I’d just add in some salt and pepper, cross my fingers and hope for the best.

Well, actually, I wouldn’t ‘literally’ cross my fingers.. but you know what I mean.

All that changed for me on a trip to Mexico…

Taking a class in Mexican cooking in a little place outside of the beautiful city of Oaxaca, I learned a lot more than the fact that fried grasshoppers are delicious.

I learned what is means to season properly.

And what a massive difference it can make to how things taste.

We made a pretty ho-hum fish soup. Then with the help of our instructor, seasoned it until it was a delicious soup. A soup that danced on our palates.

From that day on I’ve learned to take the time to season my food. I can’t tell you what a difference it’s made to my cooking.

It only takes a minute or so. And a few basic ingredients.

Time well spent..

This week in 15 Minute Meals, we’re looking at how to master the art of seasoning – to my mind the most important cooking skill.

To join us and get your own seasoning game up to chef standard go

Jules x

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