Hot Sauces & Dips How-Tos

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 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 a BBQ-glaze

Don't just make any barbecue sauce, try something different, try something "award winning". This BBQ glaze is pretty easy, and has a sweet, sour flavor with mystery ingredients that provide aromatics. If you're cooking meat tonight, this barbecue glaze is the perfect flavoring to add.

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 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: 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 a London beef broil

In this tutorial, we learn how to make London broil with Chef John. If your meat is frozen, slowly defrost it in the fridge for two days. After it's thawed, cut the meat in half so you have two thick pieces. Next, find the half that has fat on each side, and cut off the part with fat. Now, add balsamic vinegar, black pepper, olive oil, and dried Italian herbs into a pan and marinade your meat in it on both sides. Now preheat your oven on high broil and place your meat on a rack with foil unde...

How To: Make a basic roux with butter and flour

In cooking, a Roux is used to add thickening to either a soup or a sauce and are a crucial base to both for certain recipe's such as a gumbo sauce or a Alfredo/cheese sauce. In this video you will learn how to make a basic roux to get started with melting butter in a pan and stirring in equal parts flour.

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 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 an authentic alfredo sauce

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an authentic alfredo sauce. First, you will want to add some soft butter into a bowl and break it apart. Then, mix in some grated cheese (your choice) and mix together until you have a creamy paste. Once this is a paste, add in your cooked pasta and mix everything together until the pasta is coated. Add in some of the pasta water to the bowl if you would like, then add in the vegetables to the dish. You can season this with some more seasonings if you wo...

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 traditional beef bolognese sauce for your pasta

An Italian classic, this sauce is sure to be popular whenever you make it. For this recipe (big enough to serve a whole family), you will need: 5 pounds ground beef, 12 ounces chopped carrots, 8 ounces chopped celery, 6 ounces yellow onion, 2 ounces fresh garlic, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 bottle Burgundy wine, 1 pound tomato paste, 28 ounces pureed tomatoes, salt and pepper. Make a traditional beef bolognese sauce for your pasta.

How To: Make tartar sauce with real homemade mayonnaise

For those looking to make something from scratch at home, check out this tutorial. Tartar sauce is one of the most commonly used garnishes when it comes to eating fish. It fits perfectly with it and can even be used when eating fries. So in the video above, you'll find out how to make tartar sauce at home using real homemade mayonnaise. So good luck and enjoy!

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: 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: Make a vodka sauce with the BBQ Pit Boys

One of our favorite sauces for dippin' in at the Barbecue. All you need is some premium vodka and a few added spices in this tomato based sauce for a taste and flavor that is second to none. In fact, you better double up on the ingredients because you'll want to keep a jar of it handy in the refrigerator. Check out how to make this mouth waterin' vodka sauce with this video from the BBQ Pit Boys.

How To: Make caramel sauce

In this video, Alton Brown demonstrates how to make a delicious caramel sauce. First heat up sugar, light corn syrup, cream of tartar, and water in a large cooking pan. Then turn the stove on to high heat and be sure to use a silicon spoon. Check the heat of the mixture to ensure you know when to turn the stove down and to add the cream. After the sauce is finished you will see how to store the sauce for a good month worth of enjoyment.

How To: Make delicious cream gravy

This video teaches how to make some creamy gravy to go with fried chicken or even biscuits. She recommends using some of the drippings of a fried chicken or some other type of fat. The fat makes the gravy rich tasting and improves the flavor of the gravy so much more. She puts the fat, some flour, and some cream into a pan and lets it cook. You can substitute cream with milk or 2% milk as you prefer. Follow the instructions and you'll have great gravy!

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 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.

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