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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: Prepare wasabi dipping sauce

This very simple (and fat free) dipping sauce is a great all-purpose condiment for many things. It is wonderful with spring rolls and it is delicious Asian dumplings, pot stickers, etc. The ingredients you will need are wasabi powder, seasoned rice vinegar, shiracha hot sauce and soy sauce.

How To: Prepare sweet and sour sauce

Sweet and sour sauce is tasty with stir-fried meats or as a dipping sauce. Learn how to make this flavorful sauce at home. Ingredients needed are rice vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, corn starch, water chooped green pepper and chopped pineapple. You can serve it over a stir-fry, or use it as a dipping sauce for dumplings or egg rolls. This is an Asian sauce.

How To: Make barbecue sauce with the BBQ Pit Boys

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.

How To: Make classic Italian marinara sauce with 6 ingredients

Six. It's the magical number for marinara sauce. A great sauce doesn't need a huge list of ingredients, only a handful, and six ingredients are all it takes to make Christine and Carla Pallotta's marinara. The nebo ristorante chef/owners' recipe makes a large batch of vibrant tomato sauce which is a great idea. Use what you need and the rest will freeze perfectly for up to 3 months. That way you'll always have a hearty red sauce available when you've got a craving for the Pallotta sisters' 5-...

How To: Make Santa Maria style salsa

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.

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: Make a Creole mustard sauce

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.

How To: Puree fresh garlic with olive oil

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.

How To: Thicken your gravy

Did you make a gravy for your holiday feast or just your usual dinner but it came out a little watery? Well there's a way to get it to thicken up using things such as cornmeal, a few gingersnaps, or other things! In this video you will get tips on how to thicken your watery gravy and make your feast that much better!

How To: Measure honey without making a mess

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...

How To: Cut and peel an avocado quickly

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!

How To: Make a kosher béarnaise sauce

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...

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: Make a vegan-style Italian pesto sauce

Pesto is a great sauce for things like pasta, pita bread or spinach salad, making it a healthy addition for any lunch or dinner meal. In this video, you'll learn a recipe for an Italian pesto sauce, vegan-style. It's made from fresh basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic and cilantro, and is best served fresh. It's delicious and easy to make.

How To: Make bacon-sherry beurre blanc sauce

This creamy sauce goes best with a pan-seared rainbow trout, but you could also find other uses for this elegant seafood sauce, it doesn't have to stop at trout. This video recipe will show you just how to make the versatile sauce with rendered bacon and shallots, deglazed with aged sherry and veal stock, and thickened with butter. Keith Pooler of Bergamot Restaurant shows you the trick.

How To: Make a meaty cheese dip

In order to prepare a meaty cheese dip, you will need the following ingredients: 1 cup of milk, 2 cups of Colby Jack cheese, 1/2 of a block of Velveeta, 2 T onion powder, 2 T of garlic powder, 2 T of Cajun seasoning, 2 lbs of ground beef, 2 cups of salsa, jalapenos, and black pepper.