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.
Marinara comes from the word marine which means it is a sauce for seafood. Many people like just marinara sauce on pasta without any seafood. This is an easy and fast recipe to prepare.
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.
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.
Thanksgiving is coming up within a matter of weeks, which means soon enough you'll be gobbling down truckloads of turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and stuffing. Not to mention copious amounts of butter, which is used to add flavor to nearly every dish.
In this clip, learn how to alter your vinnegarette so that it is not as greasy and heavy. Average dressings contain a lot of excess oil and in this quick tip from CHOW you will learn how to be healthier by cutting some out.
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.
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!
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.
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-...
Every few months I get together with a friend and we have a ‘masala making session’! We spilt the cost of the materials, the work load and then, split the masala. It takes a few hours but once it’s done, cooking is just so easy and so fast. All you have to do is add in the veggies or the meats and cook. Watch this how to video to learn how to make large quantities of masala sauce for all your Indian recipes.
Chef Jason Hill shares an authentic Mexican salsa recipe using 7 simple ingredients: cilantro, jalapenos, kosher salt, garlic, lime, onion, and of course, tomatoes. Your friends will BEG you for this recipe! Learn how to prepare this salsa by watching and following along with this video cooking tutorial.
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!
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...
Professional Raw Food Chef, Elaina Love, shows us how to prepare this raw vegan sour cream using coconut flesh. It sounds tasty already!
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.
Watch this simple recipe for homemade mayonnaise, presented as an easy to follow guide by chef Sarah Cook for the BBC.
This is a song with a quick history of avocado's birth into guacamole. Then there's the recipe sung by two mariachi. You need avocados, tomatoes, chiles, lime, salt, onion and chips to dip. This is a healthy alternative to cheese or ranch dips.
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.
Want an easy-to-make spread that makes a big impression at your holiday party? Then why not give tapenade a spin? This tapenade, which can be spread on crackers and bread, is made from salty anchovies and capers. It offers the perfect amount of bite to offset a bread base.
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.
Calling all meat lovers! This tutorial focuses on red meat, more specifically: baby back ribs! You'll find out how to cook the ribs as well as make a delicious looking pasta dish using the following ingredients:
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...
Yogurt is not a difficult thing to make in your own home kitchen! You don't even need a fancy yogurt maker! All you need is some whole millk and yogurt starter, plus some mason jars, an instant read thermometer and an insulated styrofoam cooler. Make your own creamy and delicious yogurt at home.
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...
Veggies can be, well, not the most appetizing foods to eat. Without adding tons of lard or oil and salt, all you really have is the raw vegetable taste, which many people don't find themselves drawn toward (that probably explains why french fries are our most commonly consumed "vegetable").
Jennifer DiDonato shows us how to make low sugar cranberry sauce in this tutorial. First, grab 1 bag of cranberries and place them into a saucepan with 1 cup of water. Let this simmer for about 7 minutes and now take 1 orange and peel the rind off of it. Now, throw the rind into the saucepan and pour the orange juice from the orange in as well. The last ingredient to add is 1/2 cup Splenda and mix together in the saucepan. Let this simmer for another 7 minutes, watching it to make sure it doe...
In this tutorial, learn how to make fresh and delicious Tahini with Dede. This is not tahini sauce, but actual thick and delicious Tahini paste that can be used in a ton of recipes. This dish couldn't be easier - it is essentially only two ingredients: sesame seeds and vegetable oil. Dede will walk you through the entire process and help you on your way. Enjoy!
Steve demonstrates how to make salsa for tacos, chips and dips. The salsa uses cilantro, 8 to 12 tomatoes, one lime, a couple of cloves of garlic, a couple of jalapeno peppers, a whole medium onion and salt. Set aside several tomatoes. Quarter the rest of the tomatoes, de-vein the jalapenos, dice half of the onion, chop the garlic and put them into the blender. Squeeze lime juice into the blender. Blend the mixture. Add a handful cilantro at the end of the blending cycle. Dump the salsa mixtu...
In this culinary how-to from ShowMetheCurry, you'll learn how to prepare a spanish and artichoke dip, which, apart from being delectable in its own right, is a great guacamole substitute for the avacado averse.
Hollandaise sauce is the perfect topping for poached eggs, asparagus, or filet mignon. This recipe is very easy, made in a blender instead of a double boiler.
Here are some tips for a basic salad dressing from Chow. They make a vinaigrette dressing which follows a recipe dominated by vinegar and spices.
This wonderful all purpose marinade uses lemon, garlic, and olive oil for its base. It is perfect for marinating any type of seafood, such as shrimp scampi and works great as a base for grilled Mahi Mahi or your favorite tilapia fish recipes. Use it on chicken or pork to brighten up the flavors while grilling. Just soak your meat of choice in the marinade for 30 minutes and prepare as desired. You'll find this an indispensable recipe in your kitchen. The ingredients are lemon, cilantro, garli...
What do college dudes need during game day? Beer and a great dip to go with tortilla chips ! OneBeerMeals.com has a great dip for your beer guzzlin' buddies. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a quick and easy ground chuck and cheese dip.
Homemade mayonnaise is one of those indescribable culinary pleasures. If you have a stick blender or regular blender, you CAN make your own mayo. So much cheaper, AND way more delicious, you must give this a try.
Browned butter enriches just about anything it touches with a warm, nutty richness. From fish to squash, Brussels sprouts, even frosting, browned butter makes even simple preparations seem extraordinary.
Bechamel white sauce is one of the most often used in French cooking, and is in fact considered one of the mother sauces of French cuisine since it's used as a base for other sauces like Mornay sauce. Best of of, Bechamel sauce is extremely easy to prepare.
The great thing about Thai food is that it's both good tasting and good for you. With ample amounts of spices like tumeric, cumin, red pepper flakes, and garlic, Thai food is choc full of antioxidants. And nowhere will you find more of these youth-promoting chemicals than in Thai curry.
In this video, we learn how to make homemade Kala Channa. Ingredients you will need are: 2 c Kala Channa, 5 c water, 1 tbsp oil, 1/8 tsp asafoetida, 1/4 tsp haldi, 1 tsp minced ginger, 1 tsp minced garlic, 14 oz pureed tomato, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 10 sprigs chopped cilantro and coriander leaves. First, soak your Kala Channa for at least 8 hours. Next, in a pressure cooker, add your Kala Channas with water and salt. Turn the pressure cooker on high then let...
In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates how to make meunirere sauce. A meunirere is a classic sauce that has stayed very true to its ingredients. All you need for this recipe is butter, parsley, and lemon juice.