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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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...
Do your sauces come out to thick and un-pourable? Adjust a mixture that is too thick, using stock. Watch adn learn.
In this video, Andrea Albin, Assistant Food Editor at Gourmet Magazine, explains an easy tip for measuring honey. She says that it can be difficult and messy to measure honey because it sticks all over the spoon when you try to get the spoon out of the jar. She suggests taking a small bowl of neutral flavored oil, such as vegetable oil, and dipping the spoon into the oil first. Next, pour the honey into the spoon. When you turn the spoon over, the honey slips out of the spoon easily without s...
De-fatting turkey stock is very easy. All you need to do is use a specially made measuring cup that is made to de-fat stocks. Take the pan juices and the pre-made turkey stock and pour it into the measuring cup. When you pour the stock or pan juice into the measuring cup the fat will rise to the top of the cup because it is lighter When you pour the stock out of the measuring cup, the stock will come out, and the fat will stay in the cup. If you don't want to get a specially made measuring cu...
Luci Lock shows you how to avoid the heavy price tag and unhealthy processing of commercial flavored olive oils. You'll love this simple and delicious recipe for garlic chili olive oil.
Serving fish tonight? Then you're going to need some tartar sauce, but not just any tartar sauce— tart and tangy tartar sauce. You can't buy this stuff in the grocery store! Betty shows you this sauce recipe that goes great with a catfish dinner.
In this tutorial, talk show host Jenny Jones shows you how easy it is to take store bought butter and a smidge of canola oil and mix them together into a healthier spread. This butter can be used like normal butter in recipes, on toast and anywhere else. Try this easy mixture out - you won't lose any of the taste and you just might live longer! Enjoy!
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.
In this installment of the wildly popular Food Network program Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Guy Fieri is in Cleveland to sample a smoked trout guacamole. This modern twist on the Mexican staple looks simply divine, and also not too challenging to make if you don't mind putting a little elbow grease into the mashing of the avocados.
In this how to video Chef Jean Pierre's shares his recipe for pesto. Pesto is very versatile sauce and should be made to taste. Most basil pesto recipes call for pine nuts, but you can easily substitute walnuts, almonds, or any other nuts you may prefer. Be creative! The best thing is you can freeze it, so it is available whenever you need it.
Pesto recipes keep summer going all year long. Rita Heikenfeld, from AboutEating.com, had a bumper crop of basil this year. And one of her favorite ways to keep that basil on her table year round is this pesto recipe for the freezer. Pair this basil pesto recipe with pasta for a fresh and delicious dish that will keep you thinking of your garden all year round. Watch this how to video and learn how easy it is to make homemade pesto with fresh basil. All you need is basil, olive oil, garlic, p...
In cooking, a Roux is used to add thickening to either a soup or a sauce and are a crucial base to both for certain recipe's such as a gumbo sauce or a Alfredo/cheese sauce. In this video you will learn how to make a basic roux to get started with melting butter in a pan and stirring in equal parts flour.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make London broil with Chef John. If your meat is frozen, slowly defrost it in the fridge for two days. After it's thawed, cut the meat in half so you have two thick pieces. Next, find the half that has fat on each side, and cut off the part with fat. Now, add balsamic vinegar, black pepper, olive oil, and dried Italian herbs into a pan and marinade your meat in it on both sides. Now preheat your oven on high broil and place your meat on a rack with foil unde...
Bethenny doesn't like to let any food go to waste, like some hamburger patties she grilled the day before. In this cooking how-to video, Bethenny Frankel shows you how to make quick and easy spaghetti bolognese using the leftover hamburger meat. Follow along and see how tasty the spaghetti bolognese can be with items you probably already have in our fridge.
Sometimes the simplest sauces are the best, and this recipe for Creole sauce sure is simple. In this how to video Chef Paul show you how to make a great tasting Creole sauce. What makes it Creole style is the mustard. Gather some cream, mustard, pepper sauce, sugar, and spices to make this special sauce.
A must for any alfredo dish - make your own white pasta sauce from scratch! You will need some milk or cream for the base. Then add in some onion, garlic, butter and any other spice you want. You will also want some corn starch or flour as a thickening agent.
That Thanksgiving turkey isn't anything without the right kind of gravy to accompany it. A great turkey gravy makes your feast better for everyone. It's especially great to have if your turkey is dry— it's a lifesaver. But like we said— you need the right kind of gravy!
In this tutorial, we learn how to make gravy with a quick and easy recipe. First, grab a 1/2 stick of butter and melt it in a saucepan. After this, turn the heat down to medium and add three spoonfuls of flour. Stir this together until well combined, smashing out any lumps. Now, add 1 c of chicken broth by slowly stirring into the saucepan. Wait for this to heat up, then spoon out 1 c of drippings out of whatever meat you have cooked. Once your saucepan mixture has gotten thicker, slowly stir...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make guacamole from scratch. First, take an avocado and scoop the middle out into a mixing bowl. After this, finely chop up an onion and have someone else mash up the avocado in the bowl with a fork. Now, chop up a tomato into small pieces, then add into the bowl. After this, squeeze fresh lime juice into the mix and then chop up a jalapeno pepper, taking out all the seeds. Add in some garlic salt to the bowl, then mix everything together until it's combined....
In this tutorial, we learn how to make tarragon walnut brown butter sauce. You will need: 3 tbsp unsalted butter, 1/4 c freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon, 2 tbsp chopped walnuts, salt and pepper. First, throw the chunk of butter into a sautee pan on medium heat until it foams up. Cook this for about 6-10 minutes until it turns a light brown color, then add in the walnuts. Be careful not to burn your walnuts, just swish around in the butter for 1 minute. After this, c...
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.
Learn how to make a mouth-watering BBQ sauce from BBQTalk in just four easy steps! BBQTalk shows us how to make an easy, homemade BBQ sauce from scratch. You will need: 2 cups of ketchup ; cup white vinegar (apple cider vinegar can be used) ; cup of your favorite premium brand molasses, 1 tsp. seasoned salt (Lawry's brand recommended, plain salt can be used if seasoned salt is not available); 1 tsp. allspice, 1 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. paprika; 1 tsp. hot sauce; cup brown sugar; 1 tsp. mace ...
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.
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.
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.
You've heard of green matcha tea making a great beverage, but how about a sauce? This cooking how to video shows you how to make a delicious sauce using Japanese matcha tea. This green tea sauce is good goes great with oily dishes. Watch and learn how to make it.
Store bought teriyaki sauce can be loaded with salt and weird artificial ingredients. Fortunately, teriyaki sauce is easy to make at home. You will need organic soy sauce, unrefined sugar, garlic, ginger, honey, and water. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make a fresh teriyaki sauce from scratch.
This great coconut peanut sauce goes well with spring rolls, noodles, or over chicken. You will need peanut, almond, or cashew butter, maple syrup, tamari soy sauce, brown rice vinegar, grated ginger root, hot pepper sesame oil, and coconut milk. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make a coconut peanut 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.
Next time you grill up our fish taco recipe, try it with this fish taco white sauce. Chef Jason Hill shows you how to make this delicious, easy condiment. The ingredients are mayonnaise, yogurt, chipotle hot sauce, and lime juice. Learn how to prepare this white sauce recipe by watching this video cooking tutorial.
Learn how to properly add oil or butter to an egg or cream base to create a mixture that won't separate. This cooking technique is called emulsifying.
Italian salsa verde is a parsley-based sauce flavored with salty seasonings like anchovies and capers. You can enjoy this easy salsa verde over pasta, meat, or fish. You will need anchovy filets, capers, canned tuna, olive oil, parsley, lemon, pepper and a galic clove. This sauce is like a parsley-based pesto and can be served with meat, fish, or pasta. You can store extra salsa verde in the freezer.
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.
Chefs George Germon and Johanne Killeen demonstrate how to make hot fanny sauce. Intensely browned caramel, onions and a jalepeno pepper are combined to create a spicy sauce; perfect on steak, chicken or ribs. Make hot fanny sauce.
Ghee is also known as clarified butter and is an integral part of cooking and a must have in most Indian kitchens. It is made from fresh butter that is melted and simmered to get a clear golden liquid. You can use the ghee to season lentils, vegetables, to make parathas, sweets or even use it as a spread.