A-Z of cooking skills

A-Z of basic cooking skills

There are many basic cookery skills you can learn to apply in the kitchen and make a wide range of tasty meals and snacks. Below is information on a wide range of cookery skills, many of which include simple step-by-step videos to guide you through. Simply click on the letter that describes the cookery skill you are looking for (eg. click on D for ‘Dicing’).

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N
O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

A

Almonds

Apples

Apricots

Asparagus

Avocado

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B

Bain marie

Beetroot

Beans

Blanching

Bouquet garni

Bread

Broccoli

Bun glaze

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C

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Celery

Chantilly cream

Cheese

Chocolate

Chicken

Chillis

Courgettes

Cous cous

Creme anglais

Croutons

Cucumber

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D

Deglaze

Dicing

Dumpling mix

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E

Eggs

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F

Fatless sponge mix

Flour

Frosting a glass

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G

Garlic

Ginger

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H

Herbs (chopping)

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J

Julienne (creating)

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K

Kitchen knives

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L

Leeks

Lemons

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M

Macedoine

Melon

Meringue mix

Mirepoix

Mushrooms

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O

Onions

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P

Pane

Paper piping bags

Parmesan cheese

Parsnips

Pasta

Pears

Pepper

Peppers

Pork medallions

Potatoes

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R

Raspberry coulis

Roux

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S

Slicing

Swede

Sweet chilli mayonnaise

Sushi

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T

Tomatoes

Tortilla crisps

Turkey

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V

Vanilla sugar

Vegetables

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W

Water chestnuts

Water icing

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Y

Yorkshire Puddings

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Chilli con carne

This chilli recipe is for chilli con carne, sometimes called chilli concarne. This chilli con carne recipe is nice served with fluffy plain white rice and an accompaniment of avocado salsa, extra soured cream and tortilla chips.

Lamb kebabs

This lamb recipe is for lamb kebabs and is served with a yoghurt dressing and red onions. These lamb kebabs will be great for barbeques.

Pork fillet with saute leek

This pork recipe is for a pork fillet with saute leek. This recipe for pork is served with a cream and Dijon mustard sauce.

Quiche lorraine

This quiche recipe is for quiche lorraine. This recipe for quiche is great served with new potatoes and a green salad.

Egg mayonnaise

This easy egg recipe is for egg mayonnaise. The combination of egg and mayonnaise makes a greater starter or snack at any time.

Prawn and avocado cocktail in an avocado skin

This prawn cocktail recipe uses prawns and avocado and is served in an avocado skin. If looking for recipes for prawn cocktail, this prawn avocado is great served with triangles of brown bread and butter.

Chicken tikka masala

This chicken recipe is for chicken tikka masala. This chicken tikka marsala is great served with fluffy white basmati rice and warmed naan breads.

Garlic mushrooms

This mushrooms recipe is for garlic mushrooms. This garlic mushrooms recipe looks and tastes great and is nice served with a salad.

Chocolate eclairs

This chocolate recipe is for chocolate eclairs. This chocolate eclair recipe makes for a great cake to enjoy with friends and family.

Chocolate tart

This chocolate tart recipe is a great chocolate recipe to try at home. If you are looking for chocolate dessert recipes, this choc tart will be ideal.

Melting chocolate

Melting chocolate is really easy skill to learn and can be used in a wide range of cakes and pastries. To start, look for good quality chocolate with at least 70% of cocoa solids, giving the chocolate an intense flavour. It may cost a little extra, but it’s well worth those few extra pennies.

Belly pork

This pork recipe is for slow roasted belly pork and is served with apple sauce. This pork belly recipe gives great crackling for you to enjoy.

Chocolate cupcakes

These chocolate and mint cupcakes have a hint of the refreshing taste of mint, look great and are easy to make.

Sage and onion stuffing

Sage and onion stuffing is a great accompaniment to any roast dinner meal, including your Christmas lunch. This uses a sage and onion mix for the stuffing.

Beef stroganoff

This beef recipe is for beef stroganoff. If looking for a recipe for beef, this classic beef stroganof is just for you.