We have spices to thank for making foods look colorful and taste divine, but they can also help eliminate strong post-cooking odors, like those that come from your favorite fish recipe. And the secret is in using a slow cooker, according to southern life.
Farm and Chill states that simmering pots can be made with water and a range of natural ingredients, some of which are spices you probably already have in your pantry: rosemary, thyme, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and star anise. You can also use citrus peel or zest, fresh cranberries or apple slices for a fruity note, or even pine if you have it. Mix them in a pot of water and simmer for at least 15 minutes to eliminate unpleasant cooking odors.
If you’ve cooked your fish for dinner and just want to relax (or if that fishy smell won’t stop and you’re tired of sitting in a hot, smelly kitchen) Apartment Therapy says you can use a slow cooker for your slow cooker instead of the stovetop, which will give you a few minutes of peace. Remember to keep the jar at least half full, filling it as the water evaporates.
So don’t be afraid to let those fishy smells wreak havoc in your kitchen, because it’s nothing a few spices can’t handle.