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How To: Make Roux

Learn how to make roux. A roux is the traditional French way to thicken and enrich gravies, sauces, and soups. The technique dates back more than three hundred years. To make roux, you'll need flour, clarified butter, and a whisk.

How To: Make gluten-free gravy

Don't give up turkey gravy just because you're cooking for a gluten-free diet. Use these tips when preparing this Thanksgiving favorite. Gluten-free diets are proven to help digestion and ease a variety of ailments. This gravy will make your gluten-free meal savory.

How To: Brown garlic butter

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.

How To: Make easy applesauce

Apple sauce that is made at home is easy and good for you. It only takes about twenty minutes to whip up a batch. Golden Delicious, Fuji, or Rome apples will work great with this recipe. First off slice the apple into eighths. Don't peel them or remove the seeds. Heat the apples together with a half cup of apple cider or apple juice. Put one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice into your pot. Bring the mixture to a boil with high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for fifteen minutes. Pres...

How To: Use salsa as a sauce for cooking with Rachael Ray

Did you know that salsa is the most popular condiment in the USA? This is because it is so versatile! Salsa is not only for tortilla chips and tacos anymore! Use this delicious and spicy dip as a marinade or sauce for tons of other recipes. Top fish, chicken and meats with it on the grill or use it like a salad dressing. This clip with the Food Network's Rachael Ray will show you tons of insider chef tips for this spicy Mexican condiment.

How To: Make black bean sauce

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a Chinese-style black bean sauce. Black bean sauce is a flavoring most popular in the cuisine of China. The ingredients required for this black bean sauce recipe are: ground pork, dried fermented black beans, garlic powder, chopped garlic, chicken broth, dark thick soy sauce (not regular), sesame oil, oyster sauce and corn starch. This video provides step-by-step instructions and a visual demonstration that allows the viewer to easily understa...

How To: Clarify and preserve butter

Looking for a means of preserving a pound or so of butter? Make delicious ghee, or South Asian-style clarified butter. The clarification process is simple and only takes a few minutes. Become a veritable ghee whiz with help from this South Asian culinary how-to.

How To: Make guacamole in a bag

Try this fool-proof recipe for a wonderful guacamole dip. Just use a resealable plastic bag. Just dump all the ingredients into the bag and mush it all together. Cut one corner to pour to the fresh guacamole into a serving bowl.

How To: Make fresh fruit sauces

It is a waste when fresh fruits go bad. In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates how to make your own delicious fruit sauce. Use up fresh fruit you just bought or overripe fruit that has been sitting on your counter. Serve the fruity sauce over pancakes, waffles, ice cream or any other item of your choice.

How To: Make tamarind chutney

Tamarind Chutney is an Indian sauce with just the perfect blend of sweet and sour flavors. It is widely used in chaats and as a condiment for various appetizers such a samosas and pakoras. Try this simple recipe.

How To: Make Louisiana-style tartar sauce

Tartar sauce is one of the most commonly used garnishes for fish. It fits perfectly with it and makes it taste, sometimes, better. With this video, you will find out how to make a Louisiana-style tartar sauce using easy to find ingredients. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Make matcha green tea sauce

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.

How To: Make hot fanny sauce

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.

How To: Serve olive tapenade for a party or get-together

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.

How To: Make spaghetti bolognese with leftover hamburger meat

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.

How To: Make a simple sherry vinaigrette

Chef John shows you a fantastic, all-purpose salad dressing using sherry vinegar. The second is a technique that makes emulsifying a dressing a fast and easy process. The reason I like sherry vinegar so much is that combines the complex, tartness of really good wine vinegar, with the rich, sweetness of balsamic vinegar. The vinaigrette shown today literally goes great with everything; whether it’s under a delicate filet of poached fish, over a grilled steak, or with an avocado salad, as you s...

How To: Thicken gravy for holiday meals

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...

How To: Make tarragon walnut brown butter sauce for chicken

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...

How To: Make a southwest sauce

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...

How To: Prepare a fresh tomato relish for burgers

Tired of the same old burger toppings? Forget the pickled relish, ketchup and mustard. Top your burgers and dogs with something new. Follow along in this cooking how-to video to learn how to make fresh tomato relish. This tomato relish is simple and quick to do. Use red onions and fresh tomatoes for this recipe.

How To: Make ghee (clarified butter)

Many people who have trouble with dairy can eat ghee because it lacks the milk solids that give rise to problems. Ghee has a distinct and delicious taste to add to your healthy dishes. Watch this how to video and learn how to make ghee in your own kitchen.

How To: Make a white sauce for fish tacos

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.

How To: Make hollandaise sauce with an immersion blender

This video demonstrates a recipe for Hollandaise sauce, which is an egg based sauce similar to mayonnaise except that it's warm and made with butter. First he melts the butter in a sauce pan and lets it boil. He breaks some eggs into a tall glass and adds some vinegar. He pours the hot butter into the glass and uses a Bamix immersion blender to mix the ingredients, whipping it up until the mixture is thick and creamy in the glass. He then cooks a piece of salmon to go with the Hollandaise sau...