Hot Sauces & Dips How-Tos

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 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 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: 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 and freeze pesto using fresh basil

Pesto recipes keep summer going all year long. Rita Heikenfeld, from AboutEating.com, had a bumper crop of basil this year. And one of her favorite ways to keep that basil on her table year round is this pesto recipe for the freezer. Pair this basil pesto recipe with pasta for a fresh and delicious dish that will keep you thinking of your garden all year round. Watch this how to video and learn how easy it is to make homemade pesto with fresh basil. All you need is basil, olive oil, garlic, p...

How To: Make your own butter from heavy cream

You can buy heavy cream or whipping cream at the grocery store, and then mix it in an electric mixer at home. Set your mixer to medium high (and make sure you've set up a shield of plastic wrap to protect against spatter!) and mix for five minutes. Then pour and drain, and you've got homemade butter!

How To: Make hollandaise sauce with an immersion blender

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...

How To: Make a mellow garlic cream sauce

Make the perfect sauce for any meal needed a little garlic flair. But you don't want it to be a strong garlic taste, which means you're going to have to blanche the garlic three times. Yes, three times. Watch this video recipe to see how to make a mellow garlic cream sauce.

How To: De-fat turkey stock

De-fatting turkey stock is very easy. All you need to do is use a specially made measuring cup that is made to de-fat stocks. Take the pan juices and the pre-made turkey stock and pour it into the measuring cup. When you pour the stock or pan juice into the measuring cup the fat will rise to the top of the cup because it is lighter When you pour the stock out of the measuring cup, the stock will come out, and the fat will stay in the cup. If you don't want to get a specially made measuring cu...

How To: Make raw vegan tamale-enchilada sauce

Elaina Love, a Professional Raw Food Chef teaches how to make Tamale-enchilada sauce. Ingredients: 1 1/2 Tbs. Mexican chili powder blend, 1/4 tsp. cocoa powder 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, 1/2 cup water (more or less to make an enchilada sauce consistency), 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes soaked in enough water to cover 2 tsp. olive oil (used as an emulsifier), 1/2 tsp. salt. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour inside a squirt bottle. Refrigerate. Foll...

How To: Make a southwest sauce

In this video Chef Jason Hill of Cooking Sessions shares his southwest sauce recipe which is used on burgers, sandwiches, salads and dips. For the southwest sauce you will require 1/4 cup of cilantro leaves, 1/2 a tomato, 1/4 onion, 1 Serrano pepper, 1/2 a teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 a teaspoon of kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, a cup of mayonnaise, a cup of sour cream and a clove of garlic. Add the ingredients into a food processor and grind it to a puree as shown. After that add the...

How To: Make fresh fruit sauces

It is a waste when fresh fruits go bad. In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates how to make your own delicious fruit sauce. Use up fresh fruit you just bought or overripe fruit that has been sitting on your counter. Serve the fruity sauce over pancakes, waffles, ice cream or any other item of your choice.

How To: Make masala in bulk for Indian recipes

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.

How To: Make Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Ghee is also known as clarified butter and is an integral part of cooking and a must have in most Indian kitchens. It is made from fresh butter that is melted and simmered to get a clear golden liquid. You can use the ghee to season lentils, vegetables, to make parathas, sweets or even use it as a spread.

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 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 your own roasted garlic hummus at home

Hummus is a delicious, creamy condiment from Asia Minor. It goes well with flatbread and fresh vegetables. Make your own out with: 2 cups of chickpeas, pinch of baking soda, carrots, onion, roasted garlic, fresh garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, salt and pepper. Make your own roasted garlic hummus at home.

How To: Make a zesty red bean and chipotle dip

Sure to be a hit at your next party, serve with toasted pita bread, corn chips or veggie slices. You will need: 1 can of red kidney beans, 2 garlic cloves, 1/4 cup of orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, a pinch or more of chipotle chili powder or cayenne pepper, lime juice and fresh cilatro. Make a zesty red bean and chipotle dip.

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