Nifty Parmesan Rind Cooking Tip

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Since the soup season is officially here, here is a fantastic little tip that will make your autumn and winter dinners taste even better:

From now on don’t bin your leftover hard cheese rinds (especially from parmesan). Just freeze them and use them to jazz up your hearty soups, sauces, stews and everything that you’d normally use parmesan cheese for. Somehow if you stick a cheese rind in a pot of soup or a spaghetti sauce while cooking it, it will transform your regular dish into a deeper and creamier pot of goodness. Try it!

Also, we just discovered this little dipping sauce recipe for fresh bread: put your rind in a jar and add a slug of good olive oil and a clove of garlic. Let it sit for a few hours and start dipping your bread. So good!

P.S: Also, this ginger peeling trick and 4 awesome apple tricks.
P.P.S: The best way to keep lemons fresh for up to 5 weeks!

(Photos by Smitten Kitchen and The Pioneer Woman. Dipping sauce recipe via Fantastic Man)

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I always felt bad for throwing them away but I never knew what to do with them. Thx for this. I cannot wait to try it. Jill

Sara Veroni Johnson said...

That's an old school Italian cooking trick! My grandma used it for minestrone in particular...

Jillian Manesh said...

yummmm what a great idea! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Claudz said...

I love this! Can I use this a guest post for tablesandthyme.co.za?

Diana Mieczan said...

Jill, you will love this! They make everything taste so much better.

Diana Mieczan said...

How awesome, Sara. I am totally craving a bowl of minestrone right now:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Claudz, sure! You totally can. xo

Art Farm said...

Mmm! We do this when we make minestrone. So tasty! xo, Katie

Diana Mieczan said...

Katie:)

I.-I. said...

I tried your tip last night for my sugo al pomodoro fresco and the smell from the pan was simply AMAZING! Thanks :)

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

Wow, I like both of those ideas! I love dipping bread in olive oil, I can imagine this would be extra tasty :-)

Diana Mieczan said...

I.-I, I am so happy about that! Yay:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Marieken :)

Elsa de Diego said...

Awesome trick! Taking note! ;) XOXO

Diana Mieczan said...

Yay Elsa:)

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