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How to cook without fat?  

 

 

This week we are going to talk about how we cook our meals.

 

Indeed, we can cook everything lightly. Here is a detailed list of the cooking modes you can use.

 

1. How to cook meat and fish?

  • Steam: in the steamer.

  • In court bouillon : in a large quantity of court bouillon (salted boiling water + bouquet garni).

  • In foil : in the oven in baking paper or aluminum foil or in the microwave in baking paper.

  • Grilled: under the grill of the oven or on the barbecue.

  • Stir-Fry : In a hot (non-stick) pan.

 

2. How to cook the eggs?

  • In water with shell: shell (3 min), calves (5 min), hard (10 min).

  • In water without shell : poached in lightly salted water and vinegar.

  • In a hot frying pan (non-stick coating): fried or in an omelet.

  • In a bain-marie (in a salad bowl placed on a saucepan of boiling water): scrambled with skimmed milk.

  • -  In the oven: casserole dish in an ovenproof ramekin.

  • In the microwave oven : in a suitable ramekin, casserole dish (about 1 min at medium power) or scrambled with skimmed milk (about 1 min 30, stirring during cooking).

 

 

3. How to cook vegetables and fruits?

  • Steam: in a steamer or in a pressure cooker.

  • In water : in a large quantity of salted boiling water.

  • Steamed : in a covered saucepan.

  • Grilled : under the grill of the oven or on the barbecue.

  • Stir-Fry : In a hot (non-stick) pan or in a wok.

  • In the microwave oven : in a suitable covered dish (add a little water).

  • En papillote : in the oven in baking paper or in the microwave oven in baking paper.

 

 

4. How to cook starches?

  • Creole style: in a large quantity of salted boiling water.

  • Pilaf without fat : brown in a very hot pan or saucepan (non-stick coated) or in a wok, add 3 times the volume of cold water and cook until completely absorbed.

  • Special case of couscous semolina : pour the semolina into a bowl, add 1.5 times the volume of salted boiling water. Let stand covered until completely absorbed. (You can add a drizzle of olive oil if you wish)

  • Special case of potatoes: steamed, boiled, grilled, sautéed, etc.

     

    To sum up, V A RATE YOUR COOKING MODES AND SPEND your dishes with herbs and spices (for a better taste).