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|How to reduce the heat from a hot food To reduce the heat from a dish that is too hot, add some dairy product (such as sour cream or yogurt), some sugar or pieces of potato. That should take care of some of the heat.|
|Preserving fresh chili peppers Wash chili peppers, place them in a glass jar, fill the jar with vinegar and place in the refrigerator. This will preserve the chili peppers for a long time.|
|How to reduce the heat from chili peppers To reduce the heat from chili peppers, slice them in half and remove the seeds and veins.|
|How to seed a chili pepper To seed chili pepper, hold it by the stem and using a small spoon or knife scrape out the seeds and veins |
|How to roast chili peppers Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (about 250 degrees Celcius). Place the chili peppers on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Make one slit on the the side of each of the peppers. Place the baking
sheet on the top shelf of the oven and roast the peppers for 8 to 10 minutes, turning them every 2 minutes so that they are baked uniformly, on all sides. Remove the peppers from the oven and put them in a plastic bag. Seal the bag and leave the peppers in there for 6 to 8 minutes. The peppers will "sweat" and this will make their skin come off easily. Take the peppers out of the bag and carefully remove their skin. The peppers are now ready to be used.|
Note: When finished, make sure you wash with soap and warm water your hands and any other areas (chopping boards, etc) that came in contact with the chili peppers. Chili peppers can be quite hot and may cause problems when in contact with your eyes.
|How to remove the seed from an avocado To remove the seed from an avocado, follow the steps below:|
Slice the avocado in half
- Twist the avocado halves to separate them
- Tap the avocado seed with the edge of a sharp knife
- Give the knife a quisk twist to disloge the seed
- Remove and discard the seed.
Cut tomatoes in half crosswise. Gently squeeze each
half to remove seeds. To keep the tomato juice, squeeze into a strainer that
is held over a bowl.
|Bell peppers in Mexican and Chinese dishes Use a combination of red, yellow, green and orange sliced bell peppers in Mexican and Chinese recipes to add a more colorful appearance to the final dish.|
|Storing beef cuts and ground beef Beef cuts will keep in the freezer in airtight containers or sealed plastic bags for up to 6 months. At 30 degrees Fahrenheit, beef cuts will last for up to 7 days. Ground beef on the other hand will keep the freezer in airtight containers or sealed plastic bags for a period of up to 3 months. If not frozen, ground beef should be used within 2 days, but is is always better to use ground beef immediately.|
|Cooking with dried beans To prepare dried beans for cooking, soak them in water to soften them and also to reduce some of the gas that is released by the beans, and thus to make digestion easier. Changing the soaking water several times will help more in reducing the gas that is released by the beans.|