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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Chocolate brownies

This chocolate brownie recipe is for those that love chocolate. This recipe for brownies makes around 12 chocolate brownies for you to enjoy.

Chocolate cake

This cake recipe is for a chocolate cake decorated with flaked almonds. Chocolate cakes make great birthday cakes and this choc cake recipe will fit the bill nicely.

Melon and Parma ham

This parma ham recipe is served with melon and makes a great starter. This melon and proscuitto recipe is quick and easy to make.

King prawns in tempura batter

This prawn recipe is for king prawns in tempura batter. This prawns in batter recipe makes a great starter or snack and is great served with sweet chilli mayonnaise.

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.

Smoked salmon sushi style

If looking for salmon recipes, this recipe with smoked salmon is worth a go. This salmon recipe is served sushi style with sushi dressing and sushi rice.

Pumpkin and chicken vol au vents

Pumpkin vol au vents are a great recipe for cooking pumpkin. This pumpkin recipe uses chicken and vol au vents to make a great tasting snack or meal.

Liver and bacon

This liver and bacon recipe is a great tasting liver recipe. Served with champ potatoes and darkened butter, this liver & bacon dish will be a firm favourite.

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.

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.

Recipe for sprats

This starter recipe shows how to cook sprats. This sprats recipe is served with a horseradish sauce and you could use whitebait instead of sprats if you wish.

Stir fried duck

This stir fry recipe is for stir fried duck with broccoli and cashew nuts. This stir fried duck is served with noodles.

Quiche lorraine

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

Mains recipes – cooking tips

Main courses come in all shapes and sizes to suit different tastes and appetites. Here, are some great tips for cooking main courses.

Chicken goujons

This chicken recipe is for chicken goujons. This chicken goujon recipe is served with baby corn and pomegranate seeds.