Don't give up when your gravy clumps! There are four simple tricks you can use to smooth out lumpy gravy - use a wire whisk to break up large lumps, use a wire strainer to strain out the lumps, mix in a flour and water mixture, or run it through a blender.
Chutney is a classic side used widely in Europe and India. In this tutorial, discover how to make a classic Indian cucumber chutney. This refreshing dish is healthy and delicious.
If you've gotten the store bought instant gravy as a way to save time, but have found that the taste just isn't up to what you'd really like it to be, there's still a way to get that savory homemade taste with just a few extra ingredients! In this video you will learn how to combine things such as mushrooms, sherry, and other great things to make a great tasting gravy!
This thick and tasty tomato-based barbecue sauce recipe for dippin' and moppin' goes real well with most anything barbecued. Start with this basic BBQ sauce recipe and then adjust the ingredients and quantities to make it your own special sauce! It's real easy to do as demonstrated in this how to video by the BBQ Pit Boys.
Turn those store bought dips into designer party foods. Make a star dip stencil from a flexible cutting board. Make lemon peel stars with canape cutters. Serve your dips in stylish glassware to add that extra special touch. Turn store-bought dips into designer party food.
Learn how to make gravy with roux. Preparing smooth and savory gravy is easier than you may think. The trick to avoiding lumps is to use a roux as a thickener for gravy. To prepare the gravy, you'll need broth (turkey, chicken or a combination of broth and water), fat separator, roasting pan, all purpose flour and roux.
Sour cream makes just about anything taste good. What would baked potatoes be without it, or tortillas for that matter? We personally cannot live without this creamy, fluffy, sour confection.
Hummus is one of those rare foods that are both delicious and healthy. It's made mostly of beans and tahini, which means it's packed with belly blasting fiber and lots of antioxidants, which deccelerate the aging process.
Love kalamata olives? Love butter? Are you thinking what I'm thinking? In this cooking lesson from chef Jason Hill, you'll learn how to prepare a simple kalamata olive butter spread perfect for entertaining.
This dish is a popular one of the streets of India. It's a great dish that is easy to eat and can take one bite to devour. This tutorial will focus on one part of the dish, the pani in the panu puri dish. Enjoy!
Corinne Trang, author of Noodles Every Day, explains that contrary to popular belief, fish sauce doesn't last forever. As soon as you open the bottle, the air gets to it and it starts fermenting again.
Husking tomatillos can be a sticky business. By peeling off the papery husks under warm running water you can eliminate a lot of the mess. To learn how to peel, roast and blend tomatillos into a quick salsa.
Eel sauce, or kabayaki sauce, is a thick, sweet Japanese sauce commonly served as a dipping sauce for Japanese seafood dishes. This eel sauce recipe is quick and easy... as well as delicious.
Don't just make any barbecue sauce, try something different, try something "award winning". This BBQ glaze is pretty easy, and has a sweet, sour flavor with mystery ingredients that provide aromatics. If you're cooking meat tonight, this barbecue glaze is the perfect flavoring to add.
Toum, garlic sauce, garlic dip is a Lebanese side dish prepared using canola oil, garlic, lemon juice, and egg white. It is served with chicken and meat as a dipping sauce or mayonnaise. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make a Mediterranean garlic sauce.
In this how to video Chef Jean-Pierre's garlic puree is a great flavor enhancer for any recipe requiring garlic. Use it as you would use minced raw garlic in pasta sauces, salsa, stews, stir fry etc. Be sure to refrigerate it, or freeze it, in a tightly sealed container.
In this video Chef Jason Hill of Cooking Sessions shares his southwest sauce recipe which is used on burgers, sandwiches, salads and dips. For the southwest sauce you will require 1/4 cup of cilantro leaves, 1/2 a tomato, 1/4 onion, 1 Serrano pepper, 1/2 a teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 a teaspoon of kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a cup of mayonnaise, a cup of sour cream and a clove of garlic. Add the ingredients into a food processor and grind it to a puree as shown. After that add the...
Sometimes, in the case of a guacamole emergency, you just need to peel an avocado in a hurry. This video will teach you how to do. Using only a knife and making just four cuts, you can peel an avocado in less than two minutes. Your cinco de mayo party won't be without guacamole for long!
You can buy heavy cream or whipping cream at the grocery store, and then mix it in an electric mixer at home. Set your mixer to medium high (and make sure you've set up a shield of plastic wrap to protect against spatter!) and mix for five minutes. Then pour and drain, and you've got homemade butter!
In this tutorial, Chef David Ritter shows us how to make a kosher béarnaise sauce. You will need: white wine vinegar, white wine, dried tarragon, fresh tarragon, shallots (minced). First, place some peppercorn, the shallots, tarragon, white wine vinegar and white wine into a saucepan. Place this over high heat until it's reduced. Now, take pre-made hollandaise sauce and add the tarragon to that mixture. Once the heated mixture is done, pour it through a strainer into the hollandaise sauce. Wh...
Food editor Melissa Roberts shows a few different ways to thicken gravy. The first way that is shown is using either arrowroot or cornstarch. Both of these ingredients are gluten free and must be dissolved completely in cold water before adding to hot liquids as clumping will result if added straight. The next method to thicken your gravy is called a buerre manie'. A beurre manie' is French for needed butter. This method is a paste made by combining three tablespoons of butter and three table...
It's easy to make Italian parsley gremolata. First you start off with chopped parsley in a small bowl. Next add some pressed raw garlic and some lemon zest using a microplane grater. After that, add just enough olive oil to blind the ingredients. Now you have a sauce that can be used to spruce up meats and stews.
In this clip, learn how to use the right technique so that you can come up with a lump free sauce every time. Most people are afraid of making their own sauces because they are afraid of lumps but if you follow a few simple steps you will get a smooth roux or topping every time.
Hot sauce exists to add a little spice to your meal. That, and to just be as hot as possible for no real reason. This recipe falls in the latter of the two camps. In this instructional video, learn how to turn bonnet peppers into a very hot sauce mix. Do you dare enjoy?
This mild Santa Maria-style salsa recipe is adapted from one by Susan Righetti, an authority on the cuisine of California's central coast. Susan calls Santa Maria-style salsa, "the ketchup" of the Santa Maria valley, since it's always served along side the area's famous barbecued beef.
Cranberry sauce is one of the most important side dishes to any Thanksgiving dinner—even Christmas dinner! And if you're like me, you usually buy a can of cranberry sauce for the holidays because you don't have the extra time to go homemade with the turkey stealing the show.
Do you have a couple of almost empty wine bottles that you don't know what to do with? Then watch this how to video to learn a great way to make vinegar from wine. Just throw in all the leftover remnants of wine into a jar, set it a side and within a few days your wine will turn into a wonderfully flavorful vinegar.
Watch this video to learn how to make dijon mustard pan sauce from pork tenderloin drippings.
Thanksgiving is coming up in a matter of weeks, which no doubt means you'll be consuming lots of pumpkin pie. And while pumpkin pie is heavenly on its own, adding a dollop of whipped cream on top makes it simply godly. But don't waste your time on those yucky whipped cream cans you can buy at the store.
Mexican food (triple cheese enchiladas topped with avalanches of sour cream aside) is some of the healthiest in the world thanks to the generous usage of tomatoes, hot sauce, spices, and other veggies.
You can't have fried fish without the tartar sauce! For that matter, you can't have fried any-seafood without tartar sauce. So, if you want to whip up a batch of your favorite fried clams or shrimp, let Chef Keith Pooler shows you the recipe for a just-spicy-enough tartar sauce that pairs perfectly with anything fried - fish, shrimp or potatoes. Keith starts with a mayonnaise base, then adds chopped pickles, onions and Worcestershire. Sriracha chili sauce gives a little touch of heat that goe...
Did you know that people who live in the Mediterranean - including Greece - are reputed to have the longest life spans of anyone on earth? Is genetics involved? Probably. But we're thinking it also has something to do with their diet, which is composed mostly of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fish.
In this clip, learn how to make a tapenade for your party or get-together that you can serve as an appetizer or a first course. This classy dish is also great for cocktail parties and can be served on little individual pieces of bread or crackers. Present this healthy and delicious treat to your guests and they are sure to love every bite.
Healthy Kids Rock demonstrate how to make your own garlic butter. Making garlic butter is easy and requires only a few simple ingredients and techniques. To make the garlic butter first,roughly chop three large cloves of garlic. Then, sprinkle salt over the garlic and mince the garlic with a knife. The garlic should take on an almost pureed texture. Then add garlic puree to 500 grams of softened butter. Next, chop a handful of parsley and add it to the garlic butter mixture. Once the herbs ar...
This video describes the process of making homemade apple sauce. You start out with apples which are for cooking, such as granny smith, something with a little tartness. Apples then have to be pealed and cut into eighths. The apples are then cored and made to be about the same size. Next, its time to cook the apples in a sauce pan; for each apple use 1/4 - 1/3 cup of water. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes and flip them half way. Each apple will require 1/8 cup of brown sugar along with a sprinkle of...
Make London broil grilled steak by following these easy steps! Enjoy cooking! London broil is a preparation, not a cut of meat. It is a steak that is pan-fried (and therefore not grilled) over high heat only to medium rare, beyond which point it becomes inedibly tough. It is a useful preparation for lean, tough cuts of meat, such as flank steak, shoulder, and round. To the less pure, London broil is a preparation that involves marinating a flank steak, then grilling, broiling, or pan-frying i...
A delicious pasta basic is tomato sauce. A perfect, homemade tomato sauce can turn a typical spaghetti dish into a gourmet dinner. In this video, our friends at the Pasta Channel teach us exactly which tomatoes to select and which spices to add to come up with an amazing, authentic sauce that is sure to impress even the pickiest eaters!
Want to transform your butter into something more complimentary to your meal? In this Curbly video tutorial, learn how to make simple and delicious compound butters. Specifically in this video, we learn how to make Chipotle Lime & Cilantro Butter. Ingredients you will be using include: butter, lime juice, one can of chipotle chile, 2 teaspoons of adobo, fresh cilantro, ground cumin, zest of one lime, and salt & pepper to taste. In the later half of this video, more ideas for compound butters ...
Humus is healthy and vegetarian and is mostly eaten as an appetizer. This cooking how to video tutorial shows you how to prepare a simple base recipe for hummus. Serve it as a snack, for dinner, with pita bread or other breads.
Have you ever read a recipe that asked for browned garlic butter? Let Chef Paul explain the preparation of a secret restaurant ingredient. Brown garlic butter is very easy to make. All you need is browned butter, parsley and garlic. Add a little glaze for a completely different sauce.