Friday, 12 August 2011

Plate it like a pro! ~ Hasmita

It’s quite easy to just spoon some food into a plate, but if you want to do it like a pro, it involves a little bit of technique.
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If you’re having a formal dinner at home, it’s always a pleasant surprise when guests arrive and your table is already set and the food is cooked and ready to be served. Make sure you have your wine glasses out, as well as the cutlery and your essential condiments. This will prevent you from darting up and down and being between the kitchen and the dinner table, instead of enjoying the occasion. To add thats omething extra, for a special occassion, add a treat or small "gift" on to each place setting.

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Now to serve:
Plain white dinner plates are always a classic good option; white plates often accentuate the beauty and rich colours of a dish. If you are having a themed dinner, like an eastern meal, it’s always great fun to serve the dish in something that is unique to its origin. For example, a chicken korma in a kadai.

Be odd!
If you are plating a dish like meatballs, stuffed mushroom or prawns, it always looks more interesting with odd numbers, like 3 or 5.

Play with height, texture and colour.
To create height, consider piling the protein on top of the starch. This adds to creating a bit of interest, or even stacking the chicken breasts on top of each other and then on the salad. Playing with colour and texture of your napkins, you can bring a new dynamic to setting.

On the top!
Always garnish, using fresh ingriedients.

Happy cooking!

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