How To: Prepare leeks for soups

Leek's are related to the onion family. They are sweet like onions when they are cooked, but unlike onions make your eyes water when you cut them, they have long straight white stalks with tough green leaves. Select white fresh stalks with bright looking green leaves, and avoid damage. To prepare the soup cut the stalk of the green leaf and reserve them to make stock and trim the surface of the base.Under running water cut the leek for two halves and wash thorughly between the layers. Slice t...

How To: Cook fresh pumpkin flowers

To cook pumpkin flowers you need some pumpkin flowers and some of the smaller more tender leaves from the pumpkin patch. First thing is to take off the little spiny things from the base of the flower. Then you want to pop the top of the flower off at base of the stem. Remember to save the stems, open up the flower gently and pluck out the thing in the middle. You want to pick off the spinets on the back of leaves, wash them rubbing them to soften the leaves up. Then you would take the stem an...

How To: Microwave an artichoke

Ocean Mist Farms shows you how to quickly cook fresh artichokes in a microwave. You'll learn a few simple tips and techniques to properly cook an artichoke using ingredients such as lemon, water, salt, and olive oil. After following the preparation tips, microwaving the artichoke will take approximately 18 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the artichoke and the power of the microwave. You'll be shown what to look for to know when the artichoke is ready to eat, and saving the leftovers i...

How To: Make candied yams like a pro

Learn to make candied yams with Professional Chef Gordon Drysdale. Weirdly, candied yams aren't usually made with yams, but with sweet potatoes. In any case they're delicious. You'll need sweet potatoes, tin foil, butter, brown sugar, walnuts, and spices of your choice. Learn how to bake candied yams by watching this video cooking tutorial.

How To: Make Korean apple kimchi

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish that is as tasty as it is spicy. This video tutorial demonstrates how to make apple kimchi in your own kitchen. Follow the provided guidelines or add a few delicious changes to suit your taste.

How To: Deep fry kimchi (aka kimchee & gimchi)

This video is about how to deep fry kimchi. The first step that you will have to do is to pour 1/2 cup bread crumbs in a bowl. Then just simply add 1/4 cup flour. After adding the flour, the next step is to add 1/4 cup corn meal. Then after adding corn meal, just add 2 teaspoons of cayenne, 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper and a teaspoon of Korean red pepper. After adding all the ingredients, you have to do some mixing. After mixing, the next step is to make some egg wash in a separate bowl. In the...

How To: Choose and cut with ginger chef Ming Tsai

This instructional how-to video, hosted by Simply Ming’s chef Ming Tsai, specializes in authentic Asian cuisine. A large number of Asian dishes call for ginger, whether it be as an ingredients or garnish. Watch this cooking lesson as Ming shows you how to choose ginger, dice and slice fresh ginger root. Ginger adds a delicious spicy flavor to any dish, try it today.

How To: Bake a Mediterranean spinach pie

Fatayer or Spinach Pie is a pizza-like foods eaten by the people of the Mediterranean. simboseh and fatayer are baked or sometimes fried doughs stuffed with minced meat and cooked onions or snobar (pine nuts).Fatayer is usually folded into triangles and unlike simboseh, it could be filled with spinach or za'atar. For this recipe, you will need dough, spinach, salt, onion, tomato, lemon juice, olive oil, citric acid, cayenne pepper, sumac, and corn meal. Watch this video cooking tutorial and l...

How To: Make a healthy alternative to pasta with squash

This video demonstrates how to make a healthy squash spaghetti. First, bake the spaghetti squash in the oven for about 45 minutes or until it is soft. Meanwhile, pour some olive oil into a pan and add some diced onion, sliced tomatoes, a chopped carrot, crushed garlic, some basil, oregano, thyme and salt and pepper. Mix this all together and add some water and a little vinegar; cover the pan and let it simmer for five minutes.

How To: Cook your green beans so they keep their color

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook your green beans so they keep their color. The secret ingredient you can add to your boiling water while cooking your green beans is ice! This will help the green and yellow colors from appearing in your green beans! It will keep the color a beautiful green and not mix in any other colors. To start, put enough water to cover the green beans in a saute pan and then heat it up, put in the green beans and as you cook them add in ice cubes. When finished, ad...

How To: Make Indian tindora vegetable

Tindora is a green vegetable which is popular in many parts of India and is known by many names (ivy gourd, kovakai, tondli, giloda…just to name a few). It resembles a watermelon but is only the size of your little pinky. Tindora can be cooked as a subzi all by itself or mixed with other vegetables like potato. Tindora are also used in many sambar recipes. When you’re running out of vegetables to cook, don’t pass up Tindora in the grocery aisle and try this simple, yet delicious subzi recipe.

How To: Cook sautéed kale with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper

When you sauté kale, it tends to retain all of its nutritional value, whereas boiling and steaming kale will kill the vitamin-enriched goodness. So, this simple kale side dish should be in every cook's recipe box. Kale by itself has a rather bitter flavor, but when cooked in soup or even just briefly with garlic and oil, it's delicious. Harvard University's Martin Breslin shares a quick side dish that's good for you, goes with fish or meats, uses only one pan, and clean-up is a breeze. Best o...

How To: Cook with long stem artichokes

Oceanmist presents a way to cook with long stem artichokes, which will provide you, the customer and consumer, more bang for your buck. To begin preparing the artichokes, you want to cut off the bottom of the stem, and then peel the stem with a vegetable peeler until you reach the pale green flesh of the stem. Once done, you can choose to either cut the stem into large pieces or bite size coin pieces. Also, you can grill the stem or cut it up and use it in stir fry, salads, or stews just as r...

How To: Make crispy cassava chips

These are way better than normal potato chips, big chunky cassava chips is one of the simplest recipes you can do with the cassava root. This is a delicious and simple to make Brazilian Cuisine recipe. Cassavacan be used as a replacement for potatoes, into the dough of several kinds of bread, it makes great moist cakes other desserts. And the fresh cassava is only the start. A lot of Brazilian recipes also used the dried roast cassava flour. Cassava is one of the only plants cultivated by Bra...

How To: Make Pakistani phalli (green beans) aaloo sabzi

How to make, Phalli Aaloo Sabzi, (or for English speakers, this translates to Green Beans), has instructions from beginning to the serving of this Pakistani vegetable dish. There are more than beans to this dish, including onion, tomato, garlic, and assorted other middle eastern spices. This is quite a spicy dish, as it includes ground red pepper as one of the seasonings. The ingredients are all cooked in one pan which makes it quite simple, and a novice cook should have no problems making th...

How To: Cook Thai sweet potato fritters

In Thailand sweet potato fritters are served as a snack or dessert. You can can find this at your nearest Thai's restaurant or you can learn how to make your own! You will need yam or sweet potatoes, coconut milk, sesame seeds, sugar, salt, flour, tapioca flour, and cooking oil. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make Thai sweet potato fritters.

How To: Store ginger, garlic & green chili paste

Bhavna shows us how to store ginger, garlic and green chili paste. The demonstration is done with ginger. Cut the ginger into small pieces. Skin can be left on or if you prefer you can remove the skin. Put the pieces of ginger into the food processor and blend. After the ginger has blended, remove and put into a bowl. Add lots of salt for freezing. Fold the salt into the ginger. Place into plastic containers for freezing. The same process is done for garlic and green chilies. When you are rea...

How To: Prepare deep fried sweet banana peppers

This video from Betty's Kitchen is a demonstration of how to cook deep fried sweet banana peppers which are popular in restaurants. She shows how to clean the peppers by cutting off the top, cutting around the core from the top, and pulling out the core. Cut the pepper in half the long way and remove the seeds. To make the batter, she uses one well-beaten egg and adds one cup of skim milk, 1/4 cup of canola oil, and one cup of self-rising flour. She heats up oil in a deep fryer, dips the pepp...

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