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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Chicken goujons

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

Roast turkey

This turkey recipe is for roast turkey and shows how to cook a turkey.

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.

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.

Stuffed chicken breast

This chicken recipe is for stuffed chicken and is served with balsamic syrup. This stuffed chicken breast is cooked in a steamer.

Chicken and bacon pie

This chicken recipe is for a chicken and bacon pie. This chicken pie recipe is a great combination of chicken and pastry.

Quiche lorraine

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chocolate sauce

This chocolate recipe is for a chocolate sauce, making a great chocolate dipping sauce. This chocolate sauce recipe is quick and easy to make.

Braised brisket with dumplings

This beef recipe is for a brisket of beef with dumplings. This brisket recipe is also a great way of slowly cooking a shoulder of lamb. If looking for recipes for brisket, this beef brisket will be ideal.

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.