Husking tomatillos can be a sticky business. By peeling off the papery husks under warm running water you can eliminate a lot of the mess. To learn how to peel, roast and blend tomatillos into a quick salsa.
Don't give up when your gravy clumps! There are four simple tricks you can use to smooth out lumpy gravy - use a wire whisk to break up large lumps, use a wire strainer to strain out the lumps, mix in a flour and water mixture, or run it through a blender.
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.
In this tutorial, learn how to get that party started in about a minute with Bobby Flay's famous Mexican guacamole recipe! This guac is the perfect addition to any party and goes great with chips, tacos, burritos - anything!
This dish is a popular one of the streets of India. It's a great dish that is easy to eat and can take one bite to devour. This tutorial will focus on one part of the dish, the pani in the panu puri dish. Enjoy!
In this tutorial, we learn how to make spaghetti pasta sauce from homegrown tomatoes. First, pick out your favorite tomatoes from your garden. next, you need to wash them and they remove the skins by first boiling the water. After this, cut your tomatoes into small chunks, then chop up garlic and onions. Now, place olive oil into a pot on low heat and add in the garlic and onions. SautŽ these, then add in the cut up tomatoes and stir. Let these cook on medium heat, then chop up any other vege...
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.
Does your recipe call for ghee, or clarified butter? Watch how easy it is to make this healthy alternative to traditional butter.
Luci Lock shows you how to avoid the heavy price tag and unhealthy processing of commercial flavored olive oils. You'll love this simple and delicious recipe for garlic chili olive oil.
A delicious pasta basic is tomato sauce. A perfect, homemade tomato sauce can turn a typical spaghetti dish into a gourmet dinner. In this video, our friends at the Pasta Channel teach us exactly which tomatoes to select and which spices to add to come up with an amazing, authentic sauce that is sure to impress even the pickiest eaters!
In this video, you'll be learning how to make a delicious guacamole. Not just any guacamole, though. This guacamole is crunchy, and it's made with a tool called a molcajete, which is the Mexican version of a mortar and pestle.
Learn how to make gravy with roux. Preparing smooth and savory gravy is easier than you may think. The trick to avoiding lumps is to use a roux as a thickener for gravy. To prepare the gravy, you'll need broth (turkey, chicken or a combination of broth and water), fat separator, roasting pan, all purpose flour and roux.
In Thai cooking, fish sauce and Thai chili peppers are a staple. This is always placed on the table just as we put salt and pepper on the table. If you go to a Thai restaurant and this is not on the table, you are not at a true Thai restaurant. Prepare Thai fish sauce with chili peppers.
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!
In this tutorial from Dede, learn how to make this fantastic dip. This garlic sauce is nice and thick and goes great with pita bread, sandwiches, and many other dishes. Follow along with this recipe and add a little something extra to your next dinner table. You can even put it on fish! Yummm!
In order to make Clarified Butter, you will need the following: butter, a saucepan, knife, measuring cups, and a spoon.
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.
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!
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.
Sweet and sour sauce makes everything taste better. You can add this tangy dip to fish, chicken, meat and even tofu for an Asian flair. In this tutorial, Betty will show you how to use simple household spices to whip up your own easy batch. Enjoy!
In this clip, learn how to alter your vinnegarette so that it is not as greasy and heavy. Average dressings contain a lot of excess oil and in this quick tip from CHOW you will learn how to be healthier by cutting some out.
Looking for a means of preserving a pound or so of butter? Make delicious ghee, or South Asian-style clarified butter. The clarification process is simple and only takes a few minutes. Become a veritable ghee whiz with help from this South Asian culinary how-to.
Corinne Trang, author of Noodles Every Day, explains that contrary to popular belief, fish sauce doesn't last forever. As soon as you open the bottle, the air gets to it and it starts fermenting again.
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without gravy. In this how to video Chef Paul shows you how to make turkey pan gravy. All you need for the turkey pan gravy is: flour, turkey drippings, stock and seasonings.
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.
This lemon vinaigrette is a very simple yet tangy and tasty, it will keep in your fridge for a while. You can put it on just about anything. Watch this how to video to learn how to make a preserved lemon vinaigrette.
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.
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.
A gastrique is a classic French sauce made with a reduction of fruit and vinegar. This black currant and balsamic gastrique goes well with any meat.
Do your sauces come out to thick and un-pourable? Adjust a mixture that is too thick, using stock. Watch adn learn.
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.
This popular tomato and corn salsa dish is easy to make and on the eyes! The colors and flavors really pop, and all you need are the right ingredients to compliment each other. Ingredients
Ingredients 1/2 cup lemon juice
Ingredients 1/2 cup tightly packed cilantro leaves
Ingredients 1 small onion (4 ounces), cut in 1-inch pieces
Ingredients 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
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!
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.
Yogurt is not a difficult thing to make in your own home kitchen! You don't even need a fancy yogurt maker! All you need is some whole millk and yogurt starter, plus some mason jars, an instant read thermometer and an insulated styrofoam cooler. Make your own creamy and delicious yogurt 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.