Learn To Use This Creamy Secret Ingredient For Your Food Experiments
You can add it to nearly anything!
Alaska Crema's all-purpose cream has a slight touch of acidity which helps accentuate umami flavors. To help you use it into your cooking, here are few tips on maximizing its use:
1 Infuse it with herbs and spices.
You can use this technique for soups, crème brûlée, or any recipe that uses a lot of cream. To infuse your cream with the flavor of herbs and spices, in a saucepan over low heat, combine the herbs or spices you want, like rosemary, cardamom, lemongrass, sage, or whole peppercorns with your cream then bring it to a gentle simmer.
Once it simmers, immediately turn off the heat and let it cool. If you didn't finely chop the herbs or grind the spices, strain or remove the whole herbs and spices if you don't want to eat it. Season as desired or use as the recipe instructs.
4 Use it to tame heat.
Is your dish too spicy? Add all-purpose cream. This will diffuse the heat without ruining your flavors. The buttermilk flavor note can even enhance the flavors.
5 Use it to diffuse saltiness.
If you accidentally added too many salty components to your dish, just like it can tame heat, all-purpose cream can also mute saltiness and save your dish from being overly salty.
It's easy to become used to old ingredients and old recipes, but there's always a way to make things new again, and maybe even improve them. So, take that leap of faith, experiment with the possibilities of using all-purpose cream, and you will be rewarded with a fantastic dish that's creamy and flavorful as a result.
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