Seasoning adds interesting elements and diverse flavours to your dish, taking it to a whole different level of deliciousness. It’s adding the cherry on top or the icing on the cake. However, the trick is to first understand the different ways to season dishes, and why we do it.
What exactly is seasoning?
Seasoning is the art of adding flavour to your dish while it cooks, simmers, boils or is being plated. The most common form of seasoning is adding a crack of pepper and a sprinkle of salt, but this is just the surface of an ocean of tasty ways you can season dishes. Here is our list of other great ingredients you can use to add delicious depths of flavour to your meals.
From dried chilli flakes to freshly chopped chilli, this versatile ingredient adds a bite to your dishes. The great thing about chilli is that you can add it to your dish at any time you want. You can simmer it up with some garlic during the beginning stages, chop it up and add it at the end, or mix it with some olive oil and drizzle it over your dish.
This flavoursome herb tends to be hit or miss with many people, but can add a fresh and earthy zing to your dish. Perfect when used as a garnish or even in curries while you leave your ingredients to simmer and soften.
Tart, fresh and zesty - lemon brings an edge to your dish or cooked ingredients. A squeeze of this bright and versatile fruit is great over chicken, fish or calamari or even as a dressing for garden salads. Top tip: Chop your lemon in half, shake some cayenne pepper onto the surface you are working on, and rub the fruity part of the lemon all over the spice. Squeeze this moreish amalgamation of flavour over your raw meat ingredients before cooking or tossing it over the flames.