My itchy fingers had done something and I couldn’t post earlier. At the same time, my camera is acting strange and it is too much of a chore to get it working. So, no yummy food to share lately.
However, I just remember something that every cook-wannabe should know. Actually it is more like a skill.
Can you visualise how salty the salt is? Do you have that inner feel whether that pot of soup needs a pinch, a teaspoon or a whole tablespoon of salt? Most decent cooks, I mean normal people like us, should at least go through trial and error and be able to judge how much salt to put.
It can be disastrous if we don’t. Long time ago, when I was trying to impress an ex-boyfriend’s mom, I fried a plate of very salty kailan vegetable. She was very diplomatic about it but I was terribly embarassed. (love her for that ‘cos through her, I learnt many Cantonese dishes) Later on, my new mother-in-law also had the same kind of ‘guinea pig torturing’ but she wasn’t as diplomatic (grrrr).
Well, we learnt through trials and errors plus embarassing situations like those to be able to cook decently. So, why not go reflect if you have the inner instinct to cook with your feelings?
As a general rule, if you are cooking for older folks, it is always safer to cut down on the salt beause they may be used to low salt food due to health reasons. On the other hand, some can be very finicky and used to the bottle of soya sauce, salted fish and eggs and claim your food to be tasteless. Well, it is hard to please everyone, so please yourself! Scrimp on the salt for our health, of course.