Here at Smoke and Roast, we believe that cooking with essential oils is the wave of the future. Not only are they more convenient than traditional herbs and spices, but they also pack a powerful flavour punch. If you're new to cooking with essential oils, never fear! We've put together this quick guide to help you get started.
The Toothpick Method
One of the simplest ways to use essential oils for cooking is the toothpick method. Simply dip a toothpick into the oil of your choice and then add it to your dish. This method is great for adding a subtle flavour to your food without overpowering it. Keep in mind that essential oils are very concentrated, so a little goes a long way!
When using the toothpick method, it's important to start with just one dip in the oil and then increase the amount as needed. It's also important to wait until the dish is almost finished cooking before adding the oil so that the heat doesn't evaporate the oil's flavour.
Experimenting with Flavours
One of the best things about cooking with essential oils is that there are endless flavour possibilities. If you're feeling adventurous, try mix-and-matching different oils to create your own unique flavours.
Some of our favourites include:
- Rosemary and lemon for chicken
- Basil and oregano for spaghetti Bolognese
- Thyme and oregano for potatoes
- lemon and orange for desserts
- Ginger, garlic and Chilli for Asian-style dishes
The list goes on and on! So have fun experimenting until you find a combination that you love.
We hope this guide has been helpful in getting you started on your journey of cooking with essential oils. Remember to have fun and get creative with your flavour combinations! If you have any questions or need more tips, don't hesitate to reach out to us at Smoke and Roast. We're always happy to help.