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How To: Make a delicious homemade tartar sauce perfect for fried seafood

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...

How To: Make homemade rhubarb chutney

If you like Indian cuisine, then you have to love chutney! But you don't have to go out to eat in order to enjoy chutney, you can make your own right at home. And in this video, you'll get the recipe for a delicious rhubarb chutney, great for anything, but perfect for desserts.

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 homemade barbecue sauce

Here is a basic BBQ sauce that's quick and easy to make, and goes real well with most kinds of BBQ. Start with this recipe and then make it your own "secret sauce" by adjusting the ingredients and quantities. That's what BBQ is all about. Watch this how to video and let the BBQ Pit boys show you how to make this homemade barbecue sauce.

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 yummy guacamole

Follow these easy steps to make a delicious homemade guacamole from scratch. Follow these easy steps for a delicious guacamole: Scoop out the insides of a large avocado into a medium sized bowl. Add one diced tomato, a small amount of jalapeno if desired, cilantro, garlic, about a half diced onion and some fresh lime juice. Add a little bit of garlic powder, salt, and pepper and mix well.

How To: Make kala channa or black chick peas 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...

How To: Make delicious barbecue sauce with ketchup and honey

Making your own barbecue sauce can be fun. It doesn't take long to prepare and each batch by adding different ingredients will have a different taste. The sauce made today is called #93 by Pit Master Matthew Whiteford. Put a large pan on the stove with no heat on. In the pan put 2 1/2 cups of ketchup. Add 1/2 cup of molasses, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of honey and a splash of whiskey. Now turn the heat on the stove to medium and add the rest of the ingredients: a ...

How To: Make homemade Indian yogurt (dahi)

Homemade yogurt is so simple to make that you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it before. Watch this how-to video and try this recipe. You will agree that Indian style homemade yogurt has a delicious flavor that is very different from store bought ones, not to mention how much cheaper it is to make versus buying.

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: Make salsa with 7 simple ingredients

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.

How To: Make an easy homemade caramel sauce

Is caramel one of your favorite condiments ever? Then you should definitely teach yourself how to prepare a homemade caramel sauce for two reasons: 1. To save money since you eat caramel often, and 2. To eat fresh and healthy, since most stores carry caramel sauce in jars that have been sitting on the stands for who knows how long.

How To: Make the perfect creamy Caesar salad dressing

In this video, you'll get the recipe for classic, creamy Caesar dressing. Best of all, it doesn't involve raw eggs, but there are eggs in it. In Kevin Carey's version of this classic dressing, the eggs are boiled for one minute, which is a process called coddling. Then he blends them with garlic, red wine vinegar, fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, a blend of olive oil and corn oil, and, of course, awesome anchovies!

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 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 beurre blanc butter sauce

Never heard of beurre blanc is? It's a tasty French butter sauce. Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to make beurre blanc butter sauce. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time with sauces.

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 savory crepes with fresh bechamel sauce

In this clip, Chef Beau MacMillan (with some help from Chef Anne Burrell) teaches you how to make absolutely amazing crepes that are smothered in fresh, homemade bechamel sauce. These savory, creamy crepes make a delicious dinner or even breakfast and you will enjoy seeing the yummy smiles on the faces of everyone you serve them to. Enjoy!

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 low sugar cranberry sauce

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...

How To: Make chimichurri sauce

Chef John from foodwishes.com shares his recipe for Argentinian Chimichurri sauce and is assisted by his wife Michelle. He lists the ingredients as garlic, spices, and herbs including italian parsley, cilantro, and oregano. Chef John suggests shaving the leaves of the herbs off the stems and then throwing them into a blender with all his spices, oil, and vinegar. Chef John uses a long spatula to push the herbs down. He purees the sauce slowly in the blender, scraping down the sides of the ble...

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.