If you know you have salmon and beef, decide how you want to prepare them with 2 or 3 alternate ideas. Then have a list of possible starches and their preparations that fall under the same category. Same with veg and sauce, garnish etc. For instance, for root veg, think of a preparation that would work for most root veg. Organize your preparations to keep all of the variables from rolling around in your head too much.
3/28/16 at 6:35pm