10 Timeless Tips to a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Written by Jon Butt

10 Timeless Tips to a Perfect Cup of Coffee

Few quests in human history have so captivated men and women from aroundrepparttar world thanrepparttar 137533 search forrepparttar 137534 perfect cup of coffee. Yes, believe it or not, coffee connoisseurs have dedicated entire lifetimes inrepparttar 137535 pursuit of finding that one cup ofrepparttar 137536 most heavenly coffee ever made. If you're like most people, however, you're just looking for an easy way to make a great-tasting cup of coffee to help get you started inrepparttar 137537 morning. The following 10 Timeless Tips to a Perfect Cup of Coffee should help you on you your mini-quest.

1. You Get What You Pay For

When it comes to coffee makers, quality counts. If you buyrepparttar 137538 cheapest coffee maker onrepparttar 137539 market, chances are you'll end up with an equally "discounted" flavor in your cup. To assure yourself of great tasting coffee day after day, check outrepparttar 137540 Bunn, Cuisinart, Mr. Coffee, Krups, and Senseo brands. Alternatively, check out a French press. For that personal cup of coffee, you can never go wrong with a French press!

2. Clean as a Whistle

You wouldn't cook your favorite entrée in a dirty pan, would you? So, why are so many people surprised by how bad their homemade coffee tastes when they userepparttar 137541 same coffee pot every day out without ever cleaning it? Try baking soda and water for great cleanse after every pot you make.

3. It's All inrepparttar 137542 Bean

If you aren't grinding your own coffee, where have you bean? The best tasting coffees come from freshly ground, top quality beans. You can savorrepparttar 137543 flavor of gourmet barista-style coffees right in your own home by simply grinding up small batches of your own brew. To top offrepparttar 137544 perfect cup, you'll want to use Arabica beans-simplyrepparttar 137545 best inrepparttar 137546 world! Store your beans and ground coffee in an airtight container in a cool, dark place at a temperature between 50º and 70º F.

4. Roasted and Toasted-Makingrepparttar 137547 "Most-est" Flavor

Once you've decided uponrepparttar 137548 highest quality beans, you'll want to consider how you like your beans roasted. Roasting releasesrepparttar 137549 flavor ofrepparttar 137550 bean and helps determine whether your coffee is mellow, rich, or smooth. Experiment with a variety of roasts and choose which one you like best!

10 Tips For Grilling Perfect Seafood

Written by Shane Bryan

Grilled seafood can be a delightful culinary experience if done right. Many people shy away from seafood because they don’t know what to do with it. Seafood makes a tasty, healthy meal onrepparttar grill. Did you know most fish has less than halfrepparttar 137294 fat of beef? I would rather put a nice salmon fillet onrepparttar 137295 grill any day. Grilling great seafood does takes a little practice. I’ve put together 10 tips to help you get started.

1. Always start with fresh fish if possible. You will have a better grilling experience. Previously frozen fish will also work; its just harder to work with. Plan on 6-8 ounces per person for fillets and 8-12 ounces per person when buying whole fish.

2. When grilling directly onrepparttar 137296 grill it is best to use a firm fleshed fish like grouper, marlin, salmon or tuna. A special fish and vegetable grid will make grilling easier. The finer mesh will help keep your food from falling through. You may even want to use a wire grill basket, especially for those more delicate fillets. This way you can turn your fish over without worrying about it breaking apart. You can even stick lemon slices betweenrepparttar 137297 fish and basket, if you wish.

3. Always make sure your grill is clean and well-lubricated with oil to prevent your fish from sticking. Fish breaks apart easily. If it sticks to your grill, you will have nothing but little pieces to serve. I like to saturate a paper towel with cooking oil and wipe down my grill before putting my food on. I haven’t tried it yet, but PAM also has a cooking spray made just for grilling.

4. If your fish came withrepparttar 137298 skin on, leave it on. Always place your fish fillet flesh side down first. This will searrepparttar 137299 flesh, locking inrepparttar 137300 flavor and moisture. Turn over one-third to halfway throughrepparttar 137301 grilling.

5. Always grill your fish over a hot to medium-hot fire. To test this, hold your hand about 5 inches above your heat source. Your fire is hot if you can only hold it there foe about 2 seconds. 3-4 seconds would indicate a medium-hot fire. When cooking whole fish instead of fillets, you will want a slightly lower temperature asrepparttar 137302 cooking time will be longer.

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