Hot Sauces & Dips How-Tos

How To: Make your instant gravy taste like homemade

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!

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: Make jerk BBQ sauce

This recipe from the 10-Minute Cook explains how to make jerk barbecue sauce. She starts with half a pint of tomato ketchup and adds one teaspoon of tamarind paste, which gives it a sweet and sour fruit flavor. She then adds a teaspoon of mustard, the juice of one lime, two tablespoons of honey, and a tablespoon of the jerk marinade that is show in a previous 10-minute Cook video. Mix it all together to make the sauce. This is a recipe form a Caribbean island version of barbecue sauce that wi...

How To: Prepare tartar sauce

Making your own homemade tartar sauce can somtimes be better than buying it already made from the store. You can control what you put in it and how much, which in turn can make it much healthier for you and others. This tutorial will show you how to prepare tartar sauce in very little time. Enjoy!

How To: Make your own garlic butter

Healthy Kids Rock demonstrate how to make your own garlic butter. Making garlic butter is easy and requires only a few simple ingredients and techniques. To make the garlic butter first,roughly chop three large cloves of garlic. Then, sprinkle salt over the garlic and mince the garlic with a knife. The garlic should take on an almost pureed texture. Then add garlic puree to 500 grams of softened butter. Next, chop a handful of parsley and add it to the garlic butter mixture. Once the herbs ar...

How To: Make a simple garlic compound butter

Compound butter is just flavoured butter. LegourmetTV shows you how to make garlic butter, which is a good companion to fresh bread. One clove of roasted garlic is added to half a cup of unsalted butter to make simple garlic compound butter. You can also add cinnamon and sugar to butter for toast. Alternatively, you can even add any of your favourite herbs to melt down a steak. You can also shape the butter into a log, wrap it up in baking paper and keep it in the refrigerator for storage. Th...

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 Indian C yogurt chutney

This simple chutney (or Raita for some) is a dish that is packed with flavor, texture and color and and many more pleasant surprises along the way. A perfect compliment to tomato rice, khichadi, any pulao or for that matter any rice dish. Enjoy the crunch in your food! Watch this how to video to learn more about the C-chutney.

How To: Make a steak sauce with only 8 ingredients

Are you looking for the perfect Steak sauce but don't feel like using a lot of ingredients? Chef Jason Hill knows how to make a delicious bourbon steak sauce using just 8 ingredients. In this episode of Chef Tips, chef Jason will be showing you how to make the sauce as well as what type of ingredients will be needed to make it taste great. It is one of the easiest kinds of steak sauces to make and is also said to be one of the tastiest as well.

How To: Make homemade ranch dressing

If you love topping your salads with ranch dressing, then try making it at home! This make-ahead seasoning mixture allows you to stir some together in a snap. You will need saltine crackers, garlic salt, onion powder, dry minced parsley flakes, minced dry onion, dry dill weed, garlic powder, mayonnaise and buttermilk. Make a dry ranch by blending the crackers in a blender until it is powdered. Add parsley, minced onion and dill weed. Blend again. Pour mixture into a bowl. Stir in garlic salt,...

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 gravy with roux

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.

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 eel sauce

Eel sauce, or kabayaki sauce, is a thick, sweet Japanese sauce commonly served as a dipping sauce for Japanese seafood dishes. This eel sauce recipe is quick and easy... as well as delicious.

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 a mirepoix flavor base

Do you have onions, carrots, butter, and celery? Then you can make a Mirepoux, a handy vegetable base that can be applied readily to all manner of soups, sauces, and other dishes. Having something like this pre-made in your refrigerator makes preparing flavorful food quickly much easier.

How To: Make homemade garlic chili oil

For make garlic chili oil you need a big pot, a big glass jar, salt, oil, unrefined sugar and a garlic. Put in the pot two cups of oil and when this start to boil add a cup of chopped red chilies mix very well after add a tablespoon of salt and tablespoon of unrefined salt and nine chopped garlic tooth and mix very well. Forty minutes after turn off the heat and left ten minutes reposing. Add the mix in the jar carefully and put the lid on. The jar must to be sterilized with boiled water. Thi...

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.

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