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...
Preserving lemons can sometimes take weeks to accomplish, especially if you want the marinade to absorb well. But what if you want to make preserved lemons as a gift for a hostess in a few days and you simply lack the time?
Sarah East from Grocery School gives a lesson on how to buy fresh asparagus. Look for straight, firm stalks with dark green or purple tips. It is best to choose stalks the same size so they will cook uniformly, though the size does not affect the flavor.
Daniel Duane removes the stalk in the fastest way possible. He shows you how to remove the ribs of leafy greens by stripping them like a zipper. Follow along with this cooking how-to video to learn how to remove the ribs of leafy greens without a knife.
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...
In this video, he takes us through the process of preparing the Santa Fe Spring Rolls. The recipe was done from the Hard Rock cafe, New Delhi. The video contains the explained way about how to prepare the Spring rolls step by step.
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.
Radish rosettes are an elegant and beautiful way to garnish any savory dish - and fortunately, they are also easy to make! This video shows you a quick and easy method to carve a few rosettes out of large radishes, using a small paring knife. Dress up any salad or veggie platter with this technique!
Watercress is an extremely healthy plant when consumed, however it can also be deadly if you select the wrong plant! How exciting. This video will teach you how to recognize the good and bad kinds of Watercress in the wild and use them as an effective wilderness food source.
It's quite unfortunate, but most of us don't possess a french fry press at home (you know, the big clamping machine with square cut shapes on the bottom to produce perfectly cut french fries at fast food joints).
Sweet potatoes are served by the ton on Thanksgiving, but these juicy and candied root vegetables are just as enjoyable the rest of the year with the right recipe.
If you are in the mood for a quick dinner, check out this video. In this tutorial, learn how to eliminate all of that mess and waiting that comes along with using your oven and make a super fluffy baked potato in your microwave!
Tarka dahl is an Indian dish of curried lentils. Watch this how to video tutorial and learn how to make authentic Punjabi curried lentils with UKTV Food's New British Kitchen.
There are a lot of variations to stuffed peppers. Try this recipe for our version of peanut stuffed peppers made with mild and flavorful Anaheim peppers. They are great appetizer or snack idea. Roll one up in a Chapati and enjoy it on the go! Watch this how to video to learn how to stuff them.
What goes great with eggs, bacon and toast for breakfast? Hash browns of course. You will need:
In order to make Collard Greens, you will need the following: greens, salt, bacon, minced garlic, and hot pepper flakes. You can substitute other types of greens (e.g. kale, mustard, etc.), if you prefer. In a pan over medium high heat, add chopped bacon.
CHOW member Eric Higgins uses whole canned tomatoes to cook. As their seeds spoil the food by giving a bitter taste, he gives us step-by-step instructions to remove them using a salad spinner.
Caramelized vegetables make a great addition to any dish. In this how to video Chef Paul demonstrates the caramelization process of certain vegetables. Watch and learn how to bring out the sweetness of onions, bell pepper and garlic.
Mmmmmm. We all wish it was Thanksgiving every day with this delectable baked sweet potato. Betty puts a great spin on a traditional side dish with her unique toppings.
In this video, we learn how to make mashed potatoes with Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart First, skin your potatoes until the skin is completely off of the potatoes. Then, cut your potatoes into chunks and place into a mixer with a stick of butter. Then, add in 8 oz of cream cheese to the mixture while keeping the mixer going. Add in 1/4 cup of milk and 1/4 c of cream along with salt to taste. Keep beating the mixture until they are really soft and creamy. These are great to serve during the hol...
Intro to Camotes Older Filipinos love eating camotes, also known as sweet potato fries, for breakfast. Aside from filling your stomach completely, it also has fewer carbs than regular white rice.
If you're lived in the South, you may already know this next dish. If not, then prepare for a southern classic. It's called chow-chow or pickle relish. It takes a variety of different veggies (cucumbers, bell peppers, cabbage, onions) and you basically cook it to look almost like a liquid mixture, but it can be it's really fine. It's actually a great tasting dish that goes well with many meals and is something that you should try today. Good luck and enjoy!
Michael Andrew, from Meals Americana, gives us some interesting tips on dicing an onion without tears.
DivasCanCook shows us how to make some delicious collard greens with turkey legs, starting with washing the greens well and stripping them from the stem. Nest she tears them up and adds olive oil, half an onion and 3 cloves of garlic. Sautéing onions and garlic is next, adding 3 cups of chicken broth and a whole smoked and salted turkey leg. This is simmered for about 30 minutes. She added one teaspoon of red pepper flakes to zip it up a little! After simmering, cut the turkey from the bone a...
Things you’ll need: Sharp kitchen knife Cutting board Onion Step 1 Leave the root side of the onion intact. Step 1 Leave the root side of the onion intact. Slice off the other end of the onion. Step 2 Remove the papery skin as well as the first layer of the onion. Cut the onion in half, and place one half on top of a cutting board with the side flat down. Step 3 Make a series of vertical slits in the onion from the root down, making sure not to cut through the root end. Leave about 1/2" at th...
If you're not a fan of warm or hot carrots, it's probably because you haven't tried the right ones. These oven-roasted carrots are sure to change your mind about warmed up carrots. This recipe from Katie Barszcz is almost dessert-like, which makes it the perfect side dish for a Thanksgiving feast.
One of the easiest ways to cook potatoes is by simply throwing them on the fire. Okay, you don' want to throw them directly in the flame, but in the coals, it cooks them perfectly. What better time to roast potatoes than when you've got something cooking on a grill or in your smoker? Mark Patuto shares his tips for foil-wrapping your spuds and tossing them on the fire. Doesn't get any easier. They'll pick up the smoky-scented goodness from whatever you've got cooking. And clean-up? None!
Onion rings or French fries? The debate for which American-food side dish is superior will rage on until the end of cooking. This video makes a very convincing argument for the supremacy of the onion ring, presenting a recipe for them using unconventional ingredients to create what the chef in the video insists are the most delicious onion rings on Earth.
This video is a demonstration of the proper way to cut up a cabbage. Large vegetables like cabbage can be hard to cut up because they are so big and tend to move around on the cutting surface. The first thing to do is to create a flat surface, so make it safer to cut. Cut the whole cabbage in half holding the end of the core on top. Cut the core out of each half in a big V shape. Cut it in half again to make quarters. Take the cabbage apart so that you can flatten it out and cut thin slices f...
YOUTUBE This video will show you how exactly it is you can cook fresh artichokes. The first step is spreading the pedals of each and every artichoke open for seasoning. The vegetables are then placed into the crock pot stem down. Between the pedals of each artichoke add lemon, olive oil, and salt for seasoning. The next step to the seasoning process is adding stuffed garlic inside each of the pedals. Pour half a cup of white wine and fill the bottom of the crock pot with two inches of water i...
Ingredients: Assorted vegetables (I use cabbage, button and shitake mushrooms, baby corn, bean sprouts, and water chestnuts)
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...
Your onion deserves better. And even, parallel slices are the way to clean onion geometry. Follow along with this cooking how-to video to learn how to chop an onion the right way, into nice even squares.
Pickled peppers are a great way to preserve your garden harvest. From spicy to sweet, this recipe will be a great treat on a cold winter day. Pickling jalapeño peppers, Anaheims, bell peppers really, any pepper is good for pickling. This how to video shows you an easy pickling recipe that requires very little time and won't keep you in the kitchen canning all day.
Many regions in India have their own style of cooking kadhi, a yogurt based curry (or soup). Punjabi kadhi is easily recognizable because it has pakodas, fried dumplings made of chickpea flour. Punjabi Kadhi can be enjoyed with plain white rice or chapati. Try this tangy and delicious recipe for Punjabi Kadhi.
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.
Sautéed mushrooms and boiled green peas simmered in creamy, spicy onion-tomato gravy. Mushroom mutter gravy is typical a North Indian gravy. It is made from onion and tomato. it is spiced up with regular spices. Just like other vegetables, these mushrooms are also healthy and nutritious, good for our body.
Most recipes usually don't call for whole vegetables, which means that if you're learning to cook, you'll eventually have to learn how to cut vegetables.
Souffles are culinary works of art. But if you've ever made one - or tried to do so - you know that achieving the perfect flaky consistency and puff is a task only the Martha Stewart cooks/bakers among us can accomplish.
In this video, we learn how to cook bacon-wrapped green bean bundles. First, purchase a large can of French style green beans. Drain the liquid from them and then bunch up a small amount in a bundle. Then, take your favorite kind of bacon and let it thaw. From here, wrap the bacon around the green beans, cutting the bacon in half if it's a small bundle. Put a toothpick in the middle to keep it all together, then place on a baking pan lined with foil. Bake in the oven at 300 degrees for 15 min...