Garnishes are an interesting fashion trend, sometimes the aim is vast complex extravaganzas, some are more simple or indeed nonexistent! Here’s how to prepare a simple range of good garnishes.
1. Citrus Garnishes
Take lemons and make lemonade, or create beautiful decorations for your table. You can dress up anything edible — from a simple glass of water to a glazed pork main entree. Not only is citrus colorful, it also smells nice and is easy to work with. In this section, we’ll teach you how to create citrus knots, scored citrus slices, citrus loops, and candied citrus peels.
2. Fans, Flowers, and Butterfly Garnishes
These garnishes are really creative. Transform a regular lemon or lime into a butterfly that will flitter along your dinner plate. Give the beautiful butterfly a flowery place to land by creating cherry flowers. Or, get even more creative with sugared flowers and fruit. There are always strawberry fans to cool off your shortcake or frosty beverages. Learn how to make these fun fruity garnishes in this section.
3. Carrot Garnishes
Bugs Bunny was famous for eating carrots. Carrots have been proven to be good for your eyes. They can also improve what your eyes see, especially with these great carrot garnishes. Learn how to turn a regular root into a variety of popular flowers. You can also curl carrots and make carrot stars. You can even use a tiny bit of caviar in one of the garnishes. Find out which one in this section.
4. Cucumber and Zucchini Garnishes
Cucumbers and zucchinis are versatile. Their deep green colors add a lot of panache to everyday meals. Keep their outer green peel on the strips you peel — this line of color looks really good on the plate. Most cucumber and zucchini garnishes can be used interchangeably. Learn how to make cucumber and zucchini twists, ribbons, and flowers in this section.
5. Vegetable Garnishes
Keep veggies in a bunch by tying them together. Garnishes aren’t just fun to look at — they’re also practical. Vegetable ties are great for buffet meals so guests can easily pick up as many carrots as they want. In this section, we’ll show you how to make different kinds of vegetable garnishes. The vegetables and techniques vary: from radish fans to julienne carrots and turnips, so you’ll want to read it to know how to do a little of everything.