Hot Sauces & Dips How-Tos

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 a low fat spinach and artichoke dip from scratch

In this tutorial, learn how to create a lower fat version of that delicious spinach and artichoke dip from scratch. Your local sports bar does not want you to see this clip because you'll see just how easy it is to make it on your own at home. This dip is great for a party, an appetizer, the big game or any other time you need something ooey and gooey to munch on.

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 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 bacon-sherry beurre blanc sauce

This creamy sauce goes best with a pan-seared rainbow trout, but you could also find other uses for this elegant seafood sauce, it doesn't have to stop at trout. This video recipe will show you just how to make the versatile sauce with rendered bacon and shallots, deglazed with aged sherry and veal stock, and thickened with butter. Keith Pooler of Bergamot Restaurant shows you the trick.

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: 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 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 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 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 healthier, lower fat Cajun roux

In this tutorial, Chef Andre Robin shows us how to make a homemade roux. A roux is a basis for soups, stews, gumbos and much more. You can make a roux in as little as three minutes and do it easily. First, take 1 cup of powdered roux mix. Once you've done this mix it with 2 cups of cool water and put it in a saucepan over medium heat. Once it's dark and gooey you have your very own roux. You can add onions, celery, green pepper, chicken, sausage, rice and many other different items to make yo...

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 ghee (clarified butter)

Many people who have trouble with dairy can eat ghee because it lacks the milk solids that give rise to problems. Ghee has a distinct and delicious taste to add to your healthy dishes. Watch this how to video and learn how to make ghee in your own kitchen.

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: 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 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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