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The fun part of preparing a food item is garnishing it with something on top. So let’s see, with what things can we garnish your favourite food.
Usually consisting of an edible component, garnishes brighten the plate, give a clue to the flavor of the meal, complements the taste of the dish or fill empty space on the plate. Garnishes can take many forms depending on the food they are decorating.
Herbs like parsley, basil, thyme and rosemary or dill are among the most common garnishes because they are fresh and often brighten a dish or cut through rich, dense flavor palates. Herbs can be chopped to sprinkled over top of finished salad for flavor and eye appeal.
Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cranberries and blueberries can be typically used for garnishing cakes and puddings.
Grapes, pineapple, and watermelon are the most common fruits that are used as garnishes. They can be used as slices, twists, wedges, or used for their zest. Other ingredients that can be used as garnishes include slices of citrus like lemon, lime or orange.
Thin slices of vegetables like julienne of carrot, slivers of spring onion, tomatos, slices of radish. Deep fried shaving of vegetables.
Various kinds of chocolates can be used for garnishing like milk or dark chocolate grated for pastries and cheesecakes. Chocolate chips for soft serves. Truffles for chocolate magical bombs. A drizzle of chocolate syrup on top of cheesecakes. Chocolate Sauce with french fries. Choped chocolates on ice cakes.
Nuts, roasted and chopped to add flavor. Various types of nuts can be used for garnishing a soft serve, like pistachios, almonds, roasted peanuts, cashews and walnuts.
Contrast colour garnishes
For light coloured foods, green coloured garnishes can be used as a contrast colour garnisher. And for dark coloured foods items, yellow colour garnishes can be used as a contrast colour garnisher.
Green: Asparagus, celery, gherkins, green peppers, lettuce, olives, parsley, pepper grass, pickles, watercress.
Yellow: Cheese, egg yolk, grated lemon rind, pears.
Coffee powder can be dusted on top of cold shakes or refreshing cold beverages like dalgona coffee. Coffee seeds can be used for empty spaces on a plate with respect to the contrast colour of the dish.
Gadgets used for garnishing
Tools often used for creating food garnishes include skewers, knives, graters, toothpicks, and parchment cones.
There is a variety for garnishing your ideal food with your preferred gadgets. Just hack it and proceed ahead to devour your favourite food!