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Do I wanna add spices to my food as its cooking, or after its done cooking?

I dunno...
whats gonna get the most robust flavor?
I am making tacos btw...
 

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I add stuff other than the taco mix...
cajun spicing...cayenne pepper....etc...
 

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A friend of mine made the best chili I have ever tasted, he would make it when a bunch of us would go on trips to an ORV park to ride quads. He let that stuff simmer all day long on the camp fire, and at suppertime, man it was heaven. I called it the "5 alarm ass blaster chili", a few bowls of that at suppertime, and watch out the next day, you would swear you were shitting out rocket fuel.....and the farts, they could melt paint off the walls.
So....I think cooking it into the food is the best way.
 

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Most spices should be added while cooking, and def. with enough fat to leach their flavor out into the food, but not so much fat as to be considered greasy.

Notable exceptions are dill, cilantro, and fresh basil.

Over cooking changes the flavor of dill dramatically, if you want it to be tangy and compliment a lemony or tart dish, leave it raw, if you want it to counter a sweeter food such as carrots, put it in durning the last few minutes of cooking.

Fresh basil has a particularly pleasant flavor, and is wonderful added to a fully cooked dish. It is nice cooked in a marinara, or added raw after the sauce is removed from the heat source.

I would actually never cook cilantro.

A great tip for basil, if you want to be fancy, make a simple sausage and potato Tuscan soup, and take a fresh basil leaf - cut the leaf into very thin strips, lay them in the bottom of the bowl, and ladle the hot soup over them. It infuses the soup with the aroma and flavor of basil.
 

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excessa said:
Most spices should be added while cooking, and def. with enough fat to leach their flavor out into the food, but not so much fat as to be considered greasy.

Notable exceptions are dill, cilantro, and fresh basil.

Over cooking changes the flavor of dill dramatically, if you want it to be tangy and compliment a lemony or tart dish, leave it raw, if you want it to counter a sweeter food such as carrots, put it in durning the last few minutes of cooking.

Fresh basil has a particularly pleasant flavor, and is wonderful added to a fully cooked dish. It is nice cooked in a marinara, or added raw after the sauce is removed from the heat source.

I would actually never cook cilantro.

A great tip for basil, if you want to be fancy, make a simple sausage and potato Tuscan soup, and take a fresh basil leaf - cut the leaf into very thin strips, lay them in the bottom of the bowl, and ladle the hot soup over them. It infuses the soup with the aroma and flavor of basil.

Hey look ... It's Martha Stewart! :redflip ;)
 

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i'm impressed....
 

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LeeNetworX said:
Definately during the cooking......a good meal shouldn't need any additional spice/flavor when brought to the table. IMO a table shouldn't need salt & pepper shakers...
I'm with you on this one :p
 

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Spice...I usually don't turn on Spice until I get into bed... :confused wut does porn have to do with cooking?
 

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JackInTheBox said:
Spice...I usually don't turn on Spice until I get into bed... :confused wut does porn have to do with cooking?
:lol you dirty bastid so is the spice channel scrambled at your house do you have to watch squiggly boobies:laughing
 

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:lol you dirty bastid so is the spice channel scrambled at your house do you have to watch squiggly boobies:laughing
Thats alright, I just turn it on, lights out, close my eyes, listen to the audio and imagine... (I'm gonna leave this WIDE open!) :redflip
 

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JackInTheBox said:
Thats alright, I just turn it on, lights out, close my eyes, listen to the audio and imagine... (I'm gonna leave this WIDE open!) :redflip
quick someone switch his lotion with superglue:redflip
 
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