Monday, October 1, 2007
Did you know that I was the head chef of a restaurant that I helped open in LA? Well I was.
I would have job interviews for a line cook. It was amazing to see how many people could not cook but say they could.
The test... to cook one piece of salmon.
The Trick.. I would give them a choice of 3 different types of saute pans (old, nonstick, and regular) , and 3 different types of kitchen tools (plastic spatula, fish spatula, and tongs) they would also have the option to use...salt, pepper, and oil.
All of these things were there to create the perfectly cooked and seasoned piece of fish.
I was always amazed to see what they came up with.
The fish never looked, or tasted the way I wanted, and most times it looked and tasted awful.
Just remember if you are cooking fish better be safe than sorry. Always cook with non-stick, and when you are using such an expensive pan use the plastic utensils. Everybody wins!