5 ways to boost flavour when cooking

Our favourite fresh-food chef shares his top picks for boosting flavour in the kitchen

5 ways to boost flavour when cooking

Source: Best Health magazine, March/April 2014

1. Neal Brothers Tomatillo Salsa

We always have a bottle of this salsa (Neal Brothers‘ newest) in our fridge. It has zero fat, and is low in sodium and high in flavour. We enjoy it with tortilla chips, omelettes, wraps and roasted meats.

2. San-J Tamari Lite gluten free soy sauce

I have this product on hand for sushi and stir-fries. Though tamari is a type of soy sauce, this ‘lite’ version that I use has less sodium, is wheat-free, and is thicker and richer than other soy sauces.

3. Patak’s Tandoori Paste

You need only a little of this tandoori curry paste to pump up the flavour of exotic recipes or soups.

4. Spectrum Organic refined Coconut Oil

I use coconut oil for pan-frying. It’s great for high-heat cooking, and it’s heart-friendly. (Note: For more about the health benefits of coconut, click here.)

5. Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices

I love to add fresh herbs to recipes, but buying bunches of them can be a waste. These pastes, which come in tubes, are full of flavour and last three months in the fridge, or six in the freezer.

This article was originally titled "Fink’s five" in the March/April 2014 issue of Best Health. Subscribe today to get the full Best Health experience’and never miss an issue!