Prep food like a gourmet chef with these simple hacks

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Organization is key — so is cleaning, storage, gardening and more. In this series, you’ll learn various tips and tricks to make gardening, grilling and even sewing easier. No matter the problem, there’s a Home Hack for that!

Cutting down preparation time in the kitchen is key to making meals easier and faster.

In the latest episode of Home Hacks, we’re providing you with tips and tricks to help you cut down on prep time.

If you love using fresh garlic in recipes but hate peeling it, you can simply shake garlic gloves in a Mason jar to peel the amount needed for your recipe.

If you’re a fan of lobster, and you need help de-shelling the tails, there’s a trick that involves only kitchen towels. Simply fold a kitchen towel over the lobster tail and push down to crack. You will then be able to easily pull the lobster meat out.

When preparing shrimp for dishes, you can simply use a fork to peel and remove the shells.

For a complete tutorial of all three of these food preparation hacks, be sure to watch the full video Home Hacks episode above.

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