How to Use Leftover Ingredients

Follow these four kitchen rules and catapult the quality of your cooking.
recycle rinds

Watermelon
is super-cheap by the pound this time of year. The peeled rind bulks up a gazpacho beautifully.
Try it with: Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho with Shrimp

Slab bacon
lets you slice to your desired thickness and shape. The rind imparts an irresistible rich smokiness to chowder, beans and stew.
Try it with: Bacon and Crab Chowder

Lemons
freshly squeezed, taste like the real fruit, unlike the bottled stuff. Rinds stuffed into a chicken cavity flavor the bird from the inside out.
Try it with: Lemon-and-Herb-Roasted Chicken

Parmesan
is more flavorful grated fresh, and the rind stirred into a simmering pot of potatoes, risotto or polenta adds a cheesy tang.
Try it with: Parmesan Polenta Pie with Sausage and Broccoli

 

 

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