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 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 teriyaki sauce from scratch

Store bought teriyaki sauce can be loaded with salt and weird artificial ingredients. Fortunately, teriyaki sauce is easy to make at home. You will need organic soy sauce, unrefined sugar, garlic, ginger, honey, and water. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make a fresh teriyaki sauce from scratch.

How To: Make a lump free sauce the easy way

In this clip, learn how to use the right technique so that you can come up with a lump free sauce every time. Most people are afraid of making their own sauces because they are afraid of lumps but if you follow a few simple steps you will get a smooth roux or topping every time.

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 a Mediterranean garlic sauce

Toum, garlic sauce, garlic dip is a Lebanese side dish prepared using canola oil, garlic, lemon juice, and egg white. It is served with chicken and meat as a dipping sauce or mayonnaise. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make a Mediterranean garlic sauce.

How To: Make creamy blue cheese dressing from scratch

There's nothing better than homemade dressing, and this blue cheese dressing recipe is sure to stay in your recipe box. Watch and learn how to make this dressing from scratch, in just minutes, with Kevin Carey of Verrill Farm. He'll show you how to make this tangy, creamy yet textured, versatile blue cheese dressing. Pungent blue cheese mixes with mayonnaise, sour cream, scallions, red wine vinegar and a pinch of seasonings. Serve with chicken wings, as a dip for crunchy vegetables or simply ...

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: Make easy applesauce

Apple sauce that is made at home is easy and good for you. It only takes about twenty minutes to whip up a batch. Golden Delicious, Fuji, or Rome apples will work great with this recipe. First off slice the apple into eighths. Don't peel them or remove the seeds. Heat the apples together with a half cup of apple cider or apple juice. Put one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice into your pot. Bring the mixture to a boil with high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for fifteen minutes. Pres...

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 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 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 a simple sherry vinaigrette

Chef John shows you a fantastic, all-purpose salad dressing using sherry vinegar. The second is a technique that makes emulsifying a dressing a fast and easy process. The reason I like sherry vinegar so much is that combines the complex, tartness of really good wine vinegar, with the rich, sweetness of balsamic vinegar. The vinaigrette shown today literally goes great with everything; whether it’s under a delicate filet of poached fish, over a grilled steak, or with an avocado salad, as you s...

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: 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 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 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: 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 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 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 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.

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