Cooking on the Stovetop
Good for vegetables, potatoes, rice, fish, and seafood
- Put a small amount of water in a sauce pan.
- Bring the water to a simmer.
- Place food in a steam basket over the water and cover saucepan with lid.
- Steam until food is done or desired tenderness.
Good for meats, onions, and peppers
- Preheat skillet at medium-high heat.
- Add one Tablespoon of oil to pan.
- Add food to pan.
- Stir until lightly browned.
Good for onions, apples, and carrots
- Use a pan or skillet.
- Set the stove to high heat.
- Add oil to pan.
- When pan gets hot, add the food.
- Once you begin cooking, keep the temperature at low.
- Stir often to make sure it does not burn.
- Cook until food is deep golden brown.
Good for vegetables, soups and stews, and even large cuts of meat
- Cook food in skillet or sauce pan in liquid at medium heat.
- Food has bubbles gently rising to the surface, but not fully boiling.
Good for pasta, some grains, and green vegetables
- Use a large pot with water or other liquids.
- Cook at high heat until bubbles break through and pop on the surface.
- Add food to the water or liquid to cook it.
Good for vegetables in salads so they will be softer to chew and to get fresh vegetables ready for freezing
- Food is put in boiling water just a few minutes.
- One you take it out, food is put into a mixing bowl with an ice water bath to stop the cooking process.