Hot Sauces & Dips How-Tos

How To: Prepare delicious spinach and artichoke dip

This how to video shows you how to make a spinach and artichoke dip. This spinach and artichoke dip is a rich, and delicious dip that is easy to make, and sure to become one of your favorite recipes. Perfect as a dip or a side dish, it is just the thing for a potluck dinner or an hors d'œuvre party. Serve hot or cold with tortilla chips, bread sticks, or crackers and watch it quickly disappear!

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 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 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 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 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 smoked trout guacamole

In this installment of the wildly popular Food Network program Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Guy Fieri is in Cleveland to sample a smoked trout guacamole. This modern twist on the Mexican staple looks simply divine, and also not too challenging to make if you don't mind putting a little elbow grease into the mashing of the avocados.

How To: Make Santa Maria style salsa

This mild Santa Maria-style salsa recipe is adapted from one by Susan Righetti, an authority on the cuisine of California's central coast. Susan calls Santa Maria-style salsa, "the ketchup" of the Santa Maria valley, since it's always served along side the area's famous barbecued beef.

How To: Make matcha green tea sauce

You've heard of green matcha tea making a great beverage, but how about a sauce? This cooking how to video shows you how to make a delicious sauce using Japanese matcha tea. This green tea sauce is good goes great with oily dishes. Watch and learn how to make it.

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 French bordelaise sauce

In this tutorial, Chef John from Food Wishes shows us how to make a simple bordelaise sauce. First, take 4 shallots and peel and slice them. Place them into a saucepan with a little bit of butter and a pinch of salt. Slowly caramelize the shallots over low-medium heat. Once they are caramelized, add 1 cup of red wine to the pot and bring to a simmer. Keep stirring and once the wine is reduced, add 2 cups of veil stock. Now, reduce this to half and remove it from heat. Pour this through a stra...

How To: Make delicious salsa for tacos, chips, and more

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...

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: Thicken your gravy

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!

How To: Make guacamole from scratch

In this tutorial, we learn how to make guacamole from scratch. First, take an avocado and scoop the middle out into a mixing bowl. After this, finely chop up an onion and have someone else mash up the avocado in the bowl with a fork. Now, chop up a tomato into small pieces, then add into the bowl. After this, squeeze fresh lime juice into the mix and then chop up a jalapeno pepper, taking out all the seeds. Add in some garlic salt to the bowl, then mix everything together until it's combined....

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 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 a Thai marinade

This Thai inspired marinade is great for chicken strips, and shrimp just before cooking on the grill or BBQ. Peanut, coconut, and hot sauce flavor this great marinade sauce. Learn how to make a Thai marinade by watching this video cooking tutorial.

How To: Cook Indian spinach raita with yogurt

Spinach raita is yet another tasty way to prepare the ever popular green vegetable. Spinach is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, tocopherol, vitamin E, vitamin K and magnesium. It also contains several vital antioxidantS and folic acid. Watch this How-to video and try this spinach and yogurt combo with rice or chapattis. It’s a perfect accompaniment to any meal.

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