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.
CHOW Video Intern, Lauren Stenmoe, shows the quick and tasty way to make your own fake blood for special occasions, such as Halloween. Don't settle for the pricey, disgusting fake blood! Instead, make your own and avoid the nasty taste and costly price.
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!
It's easy to make Italian parsley gremolata. First you start off with chopped parsley in a small bowl. Next add some pressed raw garlic and some lemon zest using a microplane grater. After that, add just enough olive oil to blind the ingredients. Now you have a sauce that can be used to spruce up meats and stews.
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!
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.
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.
Jenny Jones shows you how to make a quick and healthy salad dressing in 30 seconds. If you're looking for a quick-and-easy salad dressing, the 30-second recipe demonstrated in this 44-second video cooking lesson is pretty hard to beat. For details, and to get started making your own thirty-second salad dressing, watch this quick culinary clip.
Serving fish tonight? Then you're going to need some tartar sauce, but not just any tartar sauce— tart and tangy tartar sauce. You can't buy this stuff in the grocery store! Betty shows you this sauce recipe that goes great with a catfish dinner.
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.
Chefs George Germon and Johanne Killeen demonstrate how to make hot fanny sauce. Intensely browned caramel, onions and a jalepeno pepper are combined to create a spicy sauce; perfect on steak, chicken or ribs. Make hot fanny sauce.
Making your own barbecue sauce can be fun. It doesn't take long to prepare and each batch by adding different ingredients will have a different taste. The sauce made today is called #93 by Pit Master Matthew Whiteford. Put a large pan on the stove with no heat on. In the pan put 2 1/2 cups of ketchup. Add 1/2 cup of molasses, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of honey and a splash of whiskey. Now turn the heat on the stove to medium and add the rest of the ingredients: a ...
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.
Bethenny doesn't like to let any food go to waste, like some hamburger patties she grilled the day before. In this cooking how-to video, Bethenny Frankel shows you how to make quick and easy spaghetti bolognese using the leftover hamburger meat. Follow along and see how tasty the spaghetti bolognese can be with items you probably already have in our fridge.
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.
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.
Turn those store bought dips into designer party foods. Make a star dip stencil from a flexible cutting board. Make lemon peel stars with canape cutters. Serve your dips in stylish glassware to add that extra special touch. Turn store-bought dips into designer party food.
You know how some chefs refuse to barbecue on anything but a wood chip grill? Wood chips, especially mesquite wood chips, add a distinct flavor to any food you cook, the missing ingredient, if you will.
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...
The perfect sauce for grilled chicken, hot wings, legs and thighs. Jalapenos, beer and butter makes for some real tasty barbecue sauce. And it's easy to make. So, put on your Barbecue Shoes because in this how to video we're making jalepeno beer barbecue sauce.
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.
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 ...
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 two part series, learn how to avoid a summer filled with soggy buns, dry burgers and store bought salads or condiments by making your own from scratch! Forget those disappointing BBQ eats and have a delicious summer full of picnics. Memorial Day, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and every sunny day in between will taste so much better with these recipes. The best part? All of these meals cost less than 8 bucks a person! Delight your tastebuds AND your wallet! Enjoy!
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...
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.
Luci Lock shows you how to easily and quickly make your own rosemary flavored olive oils. Its a great way to avoid the hefty price tag and often questionable processing of commercially available flavored oils.
Learn how to stop a skin forming on sauces, gravy or custard, no matter how long they wait in the pan with a cartouche.
The versatile glaze topping not only makes the perfect complement for a number of cakes and desserts but is also quick to prepare. Sample this Raspberry Glaze recipe. Make raspberry glaze.
Infused oils are oils that have the taste of either herbs or spices combined with their own flavor. They are simple to make but add another dimension of flavor to many dishes. For parsley oil you will need parsley leaves picked from stems and vegetable oil. For curry oil you will need curry powder, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, a crumbled cinnamon stick, and canola oil. You will also need a saucepan, frying pan, tea towel, sieve, cheese cloth, blender, bowl of iced water, spoon, bowls, and cl...
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!
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...
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...
Here is a basic BBQ sauce that's quick and easy to make, and goes real well with most kinds of BBQ. Start with this recipe and then make it your own "secret sauce" by adjusting the ingredients and quantities. That's what BBQ is all about. Watch this how to video and let the BBQ Pit boys show you how to make this homemade barbecue sauce.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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.