Hot Vegetable Recipes How-Tos

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: 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 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 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 perilla leaf kimchi and perilla leaf pickles

Perilla leaf is a great herb that has so many uses. For one, it can be mixed with different spices and seeds to make a great side dish, can be used to make tea, and contains plenty of vitamins and minerals. This tutorial will show you two ways on how to use the herb. One will show you how to make perilla leaf kimchi and the other perilla leaf pickles. Enjoy!

How To: Prepare carrots

In this video Skinny and Mini teach us how to prepare carrots. First, take a peeler and peel the carrot from the top to the bottom all the way around the carrot. After this, you will cut the carrot. To julienne the carrot you will cut the carrot into small pieces. Do this by cutting the ends off and then cutting it in half. After this, hold the carrot from the top and slice down. After this, stack it and work all the way down. You can also slice the carrots into small slices or cube it if you...

How To: Make Pakistani tarka daal

This is a recipe for tarka daal from carepdiem43. The ingredients are clearly explained in the video. She tells us to soak the daal for one hour before cooking. Then drain it and add 2-3 cups of water along with the spices over a high flame. Cook until the water boils and cover it until the daal becomes creamier. You want the daal to become creamy. Then you add some of the final spices it you're all set! This is a great video which so clearly explains how to make a great tarka daal! Even some...

How To: Make a great green bean side dish

Sometimes simple is the best way to do it, and what is simpler than green beans? Well, they aren't THAT simple, but the concept is easy to grasp. Green beans can make a fantastic side dish to any meal if you know how to cook them right. In this video, chef Jason Hill introduces you to a simple, but delicious green bean recipe with garlic and shallots.

How To: Make scalloped potatoes with onions and green peppers

This video shows you how to prepare Scalloped Potatoes with Onions and Green Peppers. For this recipe you will need the following ingredients: 4-5 potatoes sliced thinly, one whole onion sliced thinly, half green pepper (chopped), flour, salt, olive oil spray, pepper, Parmesan cheese, 2 cups medium cheddar cheese, ¼ cup of butter, and 4 cups of cream of mushroom soup.

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: Remove the fuzzy center of a fresh artichoke

See a quick and easy presentation on how to remove the fuzzy center of a freshly cooked artichoke. After you have cooked the artichoke, spread the petals of the artichoke to show the center petals. Take hold of the center petals with your fingers and then twist this to remove the choke. Take a spoon and scoop out the fuzzy center. You can use the middle of the cooked artichoke to serve a meal and the artichoke will add another dimension of flavor.

How To: Clean and roast beets

Love beets but now quite sure how to prepare them? Matthew Accarrino of Craft Los Angeles shows us how they do it in the back of the house. Watch as he shows you how to clean and roast beets the easy way. Roasting beets brings out the sweetness in them, follow his tips for a great recipe.

How To: Make carrot caviar

In this video watch Michael Zbyszynksi, explain how to make carrot caviar in this video. He starts with a beaker of ordinary carrot juice mixed with sodium alginate -- a derivative of seaweed -- at a ratio of 2 grams of sodium alginate to 250 grams of carrot juice (a 0.8 percent solution). He then uses a syringe to drop small beads of the solution into a bath of water with a couple grams of calcium chloride dissolved in it. The calcium chloride hardens the sodium alginate from the outside in,...

How To: Prepare an easy radish appetizer

Clinton Kelly teaches us how to prepare an easy radish appetizer in this tutorial. First, take a radish and cut off both ends. Next, scoop out a little bit of the center of the radish going in a circular motion with a pairing knife. Now, take softened butter and place it into a plastic bag and push into the corner. Snip off the corner of the bag, then fill the middle of the radish with butter and sprinkle with kosher salt. Next, place this on a platter with a bed of kosher salt on the bottom ...

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: 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...

How To: Cooked southern collard greens with turkey legs

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...

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: 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: Cook spicy green beans

Spicy green beans are a great source of nutrition that is very delicious. Learn how to make them in this cooking how-to video. This side dish of spicy green beans goes great with an Asian style dinner. Follow along as our host shows you how to prepare the beans, the spicy sauce and how to to cook them all together.

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