Top Plating Tips

  • By The Chew Crew
Ever wonder why food always looks better at a restaurant?  It’s because they know the tricks for making dinner look decadent.  Here are some easy ways to take your every day meals to the next level.

Dish 1: Salmon Cakes with Rice and Spinach

To make this dish look perfect for a dinner party just follow a couple of top tips.  Firstly, make the cakes smaller because they look more elegant when they are sbite size.  Then stack components in a row.  We layered the spinach, then the mashed potato, and then smaller salmon cake.  Next pipe some flavored mayo on the cakes – its tasty and it will make the plate look more professional.

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Dish 2: Chicken Burritos

While burritos are tasty they aren’t always the most elegant dish.  However, there are a few simple tricks you can use to make them look more appetizing.  Start off with a colorful plate. Then cut burrito in half on diagonal, this way you can see all the delicious fillings.  

Use a squeeze bottle to make swirly design on colorful plate.  You can do this with whatever garnish you like best – sour cream or salsa will work well.  Next place each burrito half on top leaning against the other.  Then make a quenelle of guacamole using two teaspoons.  Finally, add dots with hot sauce and garnish with lime and cilantro.

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Dish 3: Honey Mustard Pork Chops with Rice and Green Beans

To make this dish look beautiful use a coffee mug to mold rice.  Then take pre-made honey mustard sauce and smears it on plate with spoon.  Next slice the chop and fan the pieces out over sauce.  Lastly, place the green beans between chop and rice.  

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