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Steaming Basics | My Halal Kitchen

Steaming Basics

Steaming is universally known as a healthy method of cooking because little fat, if any, is needed in the process. One of the oldest known methods of cooking, water vapor produced during steaming is even hotter than oven heat because steaming transfers heat so efficiently. It’s also one of the quickest cooking methods at our … Read more

Oven Roasting to Perfection | My Halal Kitchen

Oven Roasting to Perfection

Larousse Gastronomique: The World’s Greatest Culinary Encyclopedia, defines roasting as “cooking meat, poultry, game or fish by exposing it to the heat of a naked flame or grill (spit-roasting) or to the radiant heat of an oven (oven-roasting).”  Sounds like something we all love to enjoy. There’s no doubt that roasting meats and vegetables brings … Read more

How to Poach Eggs and Other Foods | My Halal Kitchen

How to Poach Eggs and Other Foods

If you’re trying to avoid foods cooked in oil and want something a bit different from steamed foods, poaching is a great option, especially for a quick egg breakfast that is light and healthy without sacrificing flavor or a poached fish or meat dinner that will leave you enough room for dessert. To poach food … Read more

How to Perfectly Saute Any Food | My Halal Kitchen

How to Perfectly Saute Any Food

In the culinary-filled language of French, the word sauté literally means “to jump”.  That’s exactly what some foods do when heated in a pan, turning a beautiful shade of brown on the outside and cooking to perfection on the inside.  It’s a favored method of cooking for the resulting taste as well as the beautiful presentation appeal … Read more

How to Store & Preserve Olive Oil Properly

Olive oil is a staple in my house. I use it for everything from salads to cooking (lightly, not deep frying or anything intense like that). I don’t use one particular brand all the time because I like to try different things, but there is a method I like to use to keep it fresher longer and to make sure that what I’ve bought is actually the real thing. Have you heard about all that olive oil fraud lately?

How to Store & Preserve Olive Oil | My Halal Kitchen There is some debate on how to figure out if olive oil is pure and 100% what you think you’re paying for. Some say if the olive solidifies when refrigerated that it’s a pure oil; others, like the folks over at The Olive Oil Times, disagree. They suggest looking for harvest date on the packaging and checking for a seal of certification by the California Olive Oil Council.  

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Baked Salmon en Papillote (Parchment Paper)

Salmon is one of the easiest types of fish to make on a regular basis. It’s thick texture stays together nicely when cooking, so whether you’re frying, grilling or baking it, it tends to stay together really well.  This is great news for novice cooks or those who are a little intimidated to cook fish at all.  And winter is a great time to have salmon because it’s super high in Vitamin D.

Baked Salmon with Dill & Thyme | My Halal Kitchen

If you watch enough of the news or programs like the Dr. Oz Show, you’ve probably already seen recent reports that so many people are low in the ever important Vitamin D that protects our bodies and our immune systems from all types of diseases. 

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Baked Salmon with Dill & Thyme Recipe

By Yvonne Maffei Published: February 24, 2013

  • Yield: 3-4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Ready In: 45 mins

Salmon is one of the easiest types of fish to make on a regular basis. It's thick texture stays together nicely when cooking, so …

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How to Preserve Fresh Parsley | My Halal Kitchen

How to Preserve Fresh Summer Parsley

It’s always been intriguing to me that despite how often our weather fluctuates, many of my summer herbs seem to shake off the temporary freezes and just keep on going for weeks into the fall. Some years I’ve experimented to find out how long they would last in certain temperatures; other years I wait to see if they’ll actually go to seed so I can collect them and plant in the next spring, experimenting with their viability.

My later summer garden herbs

Safe to say, however, that when the cold remains for days at a time, it’s the moment to salvage what you have left of certain herbs before they turn bitter, or worse yet, die.

This is the best way I’ve found to preserve fresh parsley. My aunt taught this preservation method to me and made me watch her carefully so that I didn’t miss a step, insisting that if I did it the right way, I could have wonderful parsley all winter long to use in soups, stews, and more.

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