Cooking is both an art and a science. You can create some of the most delectable dishes from simple ingredients in your own kitchen by learning one simple thing: how to season your food.
Seasoning is more than something to garnish a dish to make it look great – although it can certainly do that, too. However, it serves a grander purpose. It can fully impact how every bite of a dish tastes.
You might be asking, How exactly do you learn to season? You can do this by reading articles, guides, books, and blog posts – all of which can provide useful information. However, you can do it in a much more enjoyable way, too. You can learn by doing it.
Of course, it’s always good to start off with a basic understanding of the different available seasonings and what dishes they pair well with. Outside of this basic knowledge, though, you can learn much more by tasting and seasoning your food as you go.
What happens if I add too much, though? The truth is that you’ll make some mistakes as you go along – everyone does. However, nothing is unfixable. If you are seasoning as you taste, it limits the chances of adding too much. If you find that you overdid it somehow, though, you don’t need to throw out the dish. Just add some more ingredients to balance it out.
Over time, you’ll get comfortable seasoning your dishes. Until then, don’t be shy. Get creative and add some new flavor to your meals.