5 Secrets To Cook Like A Pro And Make Restaurant-Quality Meals at Home // Part 2

Cooking is like basketball, learn to shoot, pass, jump and dribble separately then combine to dominate and hang 51 points on the competition.

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Just brush citrus lemons, limes or oranges with oil and grill cut side down until caramelized. It’s a 1 ingredient, 2 minute sauce for anything and will make the best lemonade you’ve ever had.

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(Photo: Christine Gallary)

Microplane everything. Lime zest over fish, chocolate over ice cream, ginger into tea, frozen butter over steak, palm sugar over pad thai, bottarga over pasta. It’s a hell of a party trick and in 10 seconds can take a dish to the next level. Keep asking “Will It Microplane?

Throw panko bread crumbs in a food processor or a blender until it’s as fine as coarse sand. If you’re making anything from crab cakes to croquettes this will give you a perfectly crisp coating every time.

Why does any meat on a stick in Japan or Thailand taste so damn good? Proper charcoal. With a cheap grill rack, charcoal and a flame you can pretty much be a mobile Yakitori stand. We love Pok Pok’s Thai Style Binchotan Charcoal, you can check out lots of racks and cool grills here.

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No other ingredient will make more delicious food come out of your kitchen faster.

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