Now is a great time to focus on enhancing the flavors of those foods you will be cooking for this holiday. Here are quick and easy tips that you can use that don’t require changing preparation times or styles.

Meat, Poultry, and Fish: Cook these items with high heat like pan-searing, broiling, or grilling. These processes help to brown the outside of the meat and add a tremendous amount of flavor.

Vegetables: Brush them with oil and sprinkle with herbs. Roast them in a hot oven (450° F). This method will create a sweet, smoky flavor that will leave you wanting more.

Citrus Fruits: Use tangy citrus juice or citrus zest on just about anything. Using citrus in this fashion will boost the flavor profile and enhance the taste of what you are making.

Condiments: Do not be afraid to experiment. Try things like horseradish, chutney, chipotle pepper, wasabi, or flavored mustard to spice up the flavor of your traditional dishes.

Experiment and enjoy it! Try these and other flavor enhancers listed here for both your holiday dishes and your everyday meals!

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