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: 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 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: Make mashed potatoes with Snoop Dogg & Martha Stewart

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...

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: 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: Properly cut an onion

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...

How To: Coal-roast potatoes wrapped in aluminum

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!

How To: Cut up a cabbage

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...

How To: Cook artichokes in a crock pot

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...

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: 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: 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: Cook bacon-wrapped green bean bundles

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...

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