Hot Vegetable Recipes How-Tos

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: Pickle jalapeno and Anaheim peppers at home

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.

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: Make dill pickles from cucumbers

In this tutorial, we learn how to make dill pickles out of cucumbers with James. First, take your cucumbers and wash and scrub them. Cut them in the dill pickle shape and cut the ends off. Next, put 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup canning salt into a sauce pan over the stove. Turn on the heat and add in 1 qt of white vinegar and 1 qt of water. Bring the mixture to a simmer for 15 minutes and heat up your jars to 180 degrees. Now you will take one of your hot jars and put pickles into the jar, leavi...

How To: Make a healthy eggplant parmesan dish

Eggplant is a delicious and nutritious veggie that goes great with pastas and other Italian dishes, but it is very difficult to cook. You can under cook and over cook eggplant and the results will be a weird tasting dish that will turn you off. But if made properly, it 's a great veggie to have! So in this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to cook a yummy, and healthy, eggplant parmesan dish for you and others. Good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!

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: Make an old fashioned chow-chow or pickle relish

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!

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: Clean and used dried chiles

In this video from Gourmet Magazine, Ian Knauer shows us how to clean and use dried chilies. Chile de arbol is the spiciest. To make a great hot sauce, boil about 40 of these with the seeds in and blend with some garlic and water. Next is the chipotle chili. You can often find these in a can but they are more potent when fresh. The larger the chili, the less heat it contains. An ancho is like a poblano. A guajillo is often paired with an ancho in a recipe or an adobo sauce because they comple...

How To: Remove corn kernels from the cobb easily

We all love nomming on fresh corn in the summer. But despite the heavenly, sweet taste of freshly cooked corn, we always get a bit ticked off at getting the stuff stuck in our teeth from chewing at it from left to right like one of those old typewriters. So how do you saw off the corn kernels without also sawing off a finger in turn to make the eating experience easier?

How To: Cut an onion without tearing up

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut an onion without tearing up. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. It is recommended that users use a large knife to cut the onion. Begin by peeling the skin off of the onion. Then cut off the bottom root in a circular cut to remove the bulb. This will prevent the onion from releasing the gases that cause eye tearing. Now finish by making vertical and horizontal slices to the onion. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy cooki...

How To: Make hash browns with tomatoes

Nicko demonstrates how to make hash browns using tomatoes. The ingredients used are potatoes, grape tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil. The potatoes first must be grated while the spinach and tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper are combined and fried so they are wilted down. The excess moisture in the grated potatoes must be squeezed out in order to allow them to be easily fried. A flat, palm-sized lump of hash browns must be put into the oil to help seal them together unti...

How To: Make easy baked artichokes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Open tomatoes and drain liquid. Pour tomatoes into a mixing bowl. Add parmesan cheese and mix well. Crack two eggs into the bowl and incorporate into the tomato/cheese mixture. Add onion dip and garlic. Open can of artichokes and drain. Slice artichokes and mix into the bowl. Spray baking dish with cooking spray such as Pam or Mazola. Pour into the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes. Remove baking dish and add croutons to the top. Put back into oven and bake for ...

How To: Make cream cheese filled fried potato balls

Watch this video to learn how to prepare these sumptuous potato balls with cream cheese center perfect for vegetable lovers. 1. In a casserole, place chopped Serrano peppers and grated ginger. Add salt and garam Marsala. Then put chopped potatoes to boil. 2. Remove and drain potatoes when tender. Transfer to another casserole. Put in bread crumbs, Garbanzo flour, ground brown Coriander then mash everything. Transfer to a pan to spread to cool. 3. Get your yogurt cream cheese. Place some at th...

How To: Make dry spicy okra or sukhi bhindi

This video teaches us how to make Dry Spicy Okra Recipe (Sukhi Bhindi). It is an Indian vegetarian dish and is taught to us by Karishma P. The ingredients are clearly shown and explained. They are 2 pounds of fresh okra (not frozen), 2 medium onions, half a lemon, cumin, turmeric, chili powder, and Garam Masala. Karishma goes through the steps very clearly on how to make this dish. First chop the onions, then add to pan and brown them. Then add cumin, turmeric, chili powder. Mix thoroughly an...

How To: Keep okra from getting slimy

Poppy Tooker, author of the Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook, says that the secret to preventing slimy okra is to slice it thinly and cook it in quick batches in very hot oil. Prepare your okra first by slicing it into thin pieces. Prepare a large frying pan with just a fine coating of oil. Put the frying pan on a stove and turn up the temperature so that the pan is hot. Once the pan is at the desired temperature, add your thinly sliced okra. Once the okra has a brown edge, you can stop ...

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: Prepare hot peppers

Learn how to prepare hot peppers. Hot chili peppers like jalapeños and chiltepin can add depth to a recipe, but they can also set your mouth on fire. Reduce their heat by removing the seeds and veins. To prepare hot peppers, you'll need a sharp knife and your choice of red hot chili peppers.

How To: Grill a vegetable medley with Giada De Laurentiis

Grill this vegetable medley and liven it up with fresh herbs and vinaigrette. This cooking how-to video is part of Everyday Italian show hosted by Giada De Laurentiis. Italians are masters at transforming simple, everyday ingredients into dishes that are quick, healthy and satisfying. On Everyday Italian, Giada De Laurentiis shares updated versions of homey recipes from her Italian family. She'll show you easy dishes that are perfect for every occasion: a weeknight meal, dinner party or cozy ...

How To: Roast cherry tomatoes with balsamic vinegar

There is nothing tastier and simpler than roasted cherry tomatoes. Follow along in this cooking how-to video to learn how to roast cheery tomatoes with balsamic vinegar. Start by seasoning the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Drizzle the cherry tomatoes with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Bake them at 200 degrees centigrade for 6 to ten minutes or until soft.

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