Black Garlic

News : The Many Wonders of Black Garlic

Garlic: almost every cuisine in the world considers it a staple, and for good reason. Its pungent flavor gives depth and character to food. Dishes made without it seem bland and forgettable. And on top of all that, it's been studied for its potential anti-cancer properties (an ...more

How To : Use black garlic in different types of recipes

Black garlic is just fermented normal garlic, but most people don't realize just how valuable it can be to their cooking. This handy video will give you tips for incorporating black garlic into all sorts of dishes, from risotto to cheese dip.

How To : These 10 Garlic Hacks Don't Stink

Garlic is a key ingredient in many delicious meals, and if you've been a fan of our site for even a short while, it's no secret that we love to share tricks and tips to make cooking with garlic even easier than you first assumed. Here are just 10 of the many ways to both prep ...more

Cook for Garlic & Onion Haters : Alternatives & Substitutes

Hard as it is to imagine, there are people out there who loathe garlic and onions. Some might have allergies or medical conditions like IBS, or are supertasters (i.e. people who carry a certain gene that makes them extremely sensitive to how certain foods taste). Others might ...more

How To : Easily Peel Garlic Using the Twist & Snap Method

Peeling garlic is one kitchen task that every cook, from the newbie to the experienced, is always trying to make easier. Methods vary, from shaking heads of garlic inside a container to using the microwave to help peels slide right off. I love all these techniques, which work ...more

How To : This Quick & Easy Shortcut Minces Garlic in Seconds

Don't like mincing garlic into tiny pieces with a knife? No matter how you mince garlic, it will never be as easy as this kitchen trick. You won't even need a knife—just a fork! It's a great hack for kids just learning how to cook or if you only need about one or two cloves fo ...more

Weird Ingredient Wednesday : The Alien Melon from Star Trek

Mother Nature's creativity is infinite, especially when it comes to fruit. We've got black sapote, which tastes like chocolate pudding, and Buddha's hand citron, which looks like Freddy Kreuger's digits merged with a lemon. How could she possibly top herself? Well, check out ...more

News : This Cauliflower Is Fractal-ly Delicious

One of the best things about talking to other people who love food is that they point you to weirdly beautiful ingredients, like this: No, that's not an escapee from Middle Earth you're seeing. It's one of Mother Nature's best attempts at making fractals come alive into a gold ...more

News : How Chemistry Creates the Ultimate Cheese Dip

I have a weird fondness for the texture, if not the taste of Velveeta (and Kraft American cheese slices). No other cheese has quite the same amount of slip or smoothness and manages to stay that way, undoubtedly because Velveeta contains sodium alginate, an algae derivative th ...more

Weird Ingredient Wednesday : It's Marmite Time!

Marmite: either you love the stuff or hate it. ("Love" meaning you are British and grew up eating it, and "hate" meaning you are everyone else.) Yet even though Marmite is an acquired taste, it's an ingredient a surprising number of people keep in their kitchen cabinets. Why? ...more

How To : Take the Bite Out of Garlic

Garlic is magical. It fends off vampires (or so I hear), helps lower blood pressure, reduces the production of cholesterol in the body... oh, and it's also freaking delicious, of course. Garlic is a culinary staple in countries all over the world. That lovable stink and sharp ...more

News : The Fantastical, Flavorful Fiddlehead Fern

Fiddlehead ferns look like something from Alice in Wonderland, or something that you might see when you close your eyes while listening to Pink Floyd and enjoying some herbal refreshment. What they don't look like is a tasty vegetable that's perfect for any spring or summer di ...more

Weird Ingredient Wednesday : The Banana Flower

Flowers may be beautiful, but they're not usually appetizing. Sure, nasturtiums are hip in fancy restaurants, but they're primarily used as a garnish. Granted, fried squash blossoms are incredible, but the point remains: flowers are usually reserved for looking at, not mastica ...more

News : These Edible Flowers Will Literally Shock You

Eating flowers is a time-honored culinary tradition, from nibbling on nasturtiums to grazing on candied violets. And why not? They look beautiful and lend a unique floral flavors to salads, desserts, and anything in between. Don't Miss: Weird Ingredient Wednesday—Zucchini Blo ...more

News : Squid Ink Is the New Black

I have a thing for black foods, whether it's mysterious, lovely black garlic (the secret to its color: fermentation) or adding charcoal powder with its reputed health benefits to cookies, cakes, and breads. Now add one more ingredient to the list: squid ink. It goes by many o ...more

News : The Intriguing Allure of Eating Crickets

When I was younger, my best friend's dad would always give us a lollipop on long car rides. I remember three things about those lollipops: they were bright green, tasted delicious, and had a cricket in the center. You know, like a Tootsie Roll Pop... only instead of a Tootsie ...more

How To : Make black pepper crusted pork tenderloin

This succulent dish has all the things I love in a recipe; an easy piece of meat to work with, a super simple sauce that tastes like something that took hours, and the classic flavor combination of hot/tangy with sweet/fruity. Ingredients needed are pork tenderloin, garlic clo ...more

How To : Clean a beef heart

Chris Cosentino cleaning a beef heart. I have received a lot of questions about how to butcher a beef heart. I recently made a video to answer these questions. After the break you will find a recipe for beef heart tartare. Beef Heart Tartare Puttanesca Style Serves 8 as appe ...more

How To : Prepare and grill shrimp and scallop kabobs

Kabobs are perfect for backyard BBQ. Love seafood such as shrimp and scallops too? Watch this how to video on how to make healthy and delicious shrimp and scallop kabobs. Shrimp and scallop kabobs ingredients: Bamboo Skewers 1 lb. shrimp, cleaned, shelled and deveined 1 lb. s ...more

How To : Make shrimp with grits and red eye gravy

Looking for a unique Cajun dish that isn't gumbo or jambalaya? You found it - shrimp with grits and red eye gravy! For the grits, you will need: 1/2 pound butter, 1 cup grits, 1 quart milk, salt and pepper. For the gravy, you will need 1 1/2 pounds andouille sausage, 1 onion, ...more

How To : Cook delicious stuffed flank steak for Moms

The Family Circle Test Kitchen brings us this demonstration of how to prepare a delicious Stuffed Flank Steak. The stuffing is made by combining a package of frozen spinach, thawed and drained, some crumbled blue cheese, a jar of roasted red peppers, drained and chopped, some ...more

How To : Make spicy potato wedges

In this video, we learn how to make spicy potato wedges. The ingredients you will need are: salt, 1/2 tsp dry mango powder, 2 medium wedged potatoes, 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 cloves smashed garlic, 1/8 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp red chili flakes and 1/4 tsp ...more

How To : Make Betty's "square deal" hamburger recipe

Everybody loves burgers and everybody loves sandwiches - so why not combine them? In this tutorial, Betty makes square shaped sandwich burgers from scratch. This recipe is not difficult to make and is incredibly tasty. But, make sure you remember the napkins because this dish ...more

How To : Make a pork tenderloin with a honey lime marinade

This marinade keeps the pork tender and juicy throughout the entire cooking process. You will need: 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 1/4 cups lime juice, 4-5 sliced garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon salt, black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 2 tablespoons ho ...more

How To : Make Yummy Balsamic Raspberry Vinaigrette

In this video from Betty's Kitchen, learn how to make a delicious low-calorie vinaigrette for your salads. This tangy dressing has just a hint of raspberry sweetness and contains no oil so you can avoid all the fat and calories that oils bring. It tastes great and will keep fo ...more

How To : Make a Philly cheese steak sandwich

Make the American classic Philly Cheese steak at home! This video will show you how to cut the proper piece of meat and goes from there so that you have a truly fantastic and practically gourmet Philly Cheese steak sandwich. You can’t go wrong with this recipe. Step 1 Purcha ...more

How To : Cook Thai basil chicken

Watching this video will show you how to prepare a quick and delicious Thai basil chicken. It takes only 15 minutes to prepare this dish. Ingredients you will need are: 1/2C basil 2 garlic cloves fresh chili peppers 1/2 onion 2 tbs. vegetable oil 1/3C water 1 chicken breast wh ...more

How To : Properly braise a lamb shank

This video demonstrates how to prepare Braised Lamb Shanks. To begin, season them with coarse salt and cracked black pepper. In a warm Dutch Oven, heat 2 T. of olive oil. Place shanks in the Dutch Oven. Braise lamb shanks. Brown lamb shanks on all sides. Add celery, mushrooms, ...more

How To : Make a Chinese duck with a tea and salt cure

This method gives the duck a firm and crisp skin. To make this, you will need: 2 ounces Hu-Kwa tea (or any black tea), 2 ounces black peppercorns, 2 ounces sugar, 1 pound kosher salt, 1 Peking duck, 4 oranges, 2 cups cure, 4 cloves garlic, 1 bottle white wine, 2 cups duck or v ...more

How To : Make a rustic French chicken Pot-au-Feu

This is another one pot dish that's great for the whole family. For this recipe, you will need: 4 pounds whole chicken, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, olive oil, 3/4 cup seasonal baby vegetables, 1-2 garlic cloves, 2 cups chicken stock, 1/2 pound unsalted butter, ...more

How To : Make crispy and seasoned hash browns

Just like you can get in a diner! Perfect to serve with eggs. For this recipe, you will need: 1 medium peeled russet potato, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon dried garlic, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, a box grater and some butter for frying. ...more

How To : Make one pot Yankee pot roast the New England way

A traditional, delicious dinner that will serve 8. You will need: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 5-6 pounds of tied round or chuck roast, kosher salt, ground black pepper, 6 stalks of diced celery, 1 large diced white onion, 2 diced carrots, 4 smashed and peeled cloves of garlic ...more

How To : Make New Orleans style Creole seasoned crab cakes

To make these delicious crab cakes, you will need: 1 cup panko breadcrumbs, 1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper, 1 shallot, 2 1/2 cups of fresh crab meat, black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt. Then make an aioli sauce out of canola oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, egg yolks, salt and ri ...more

How To : Prepare Thai beef broccoli

Beef broccoli is a very popular dish. To prepare this dish you will need flank steak, soy sauce, ground black pepper, fish sauce, oyster sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, cooking wine (optional) cooking oil, garlic cloves, water and broccoli.

How To : Make chicken in Chinese black bean sauce

In this video from BBCFood we learn how to make chicken in Chinese black bean sauce. He uses chicken wings. Cut the wing at the joint using a cleaver or knife. Now in a bowl add the wings, add 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce, and 1 tablespoon of rice wine. Mix it very well tog ...more

How To : Make bento (Japanese boxed lunch)

Learn how to make Bento with YouTube's beloved Cooking With Dog. Ingredients for Bento (serves 1) - Potato Salad - 40g Potato (1.41 oz) 10g Carrot (0.35 oz) 400cc Water (1.69 u.s. cup) 1/2 tsp Salt 4cm Cucumber (1.57 inch) A pinch of Salt 1 tbsp Sweet Corn 1/2 tsp Vinegar A ...more

How To : Make a panzanella salad with crab and avocado

This week's recipe is a Secret Ingredient team favorite. Not only is it a brilliant use for leftover bread, it's a lively salad of peppery arugula tossed in roasted tomato vinaigrette, topped with toasted goat cheese and generously garnished with Whole Catch™ Wild Caught Crab. ...more

How To : Make Indian vegetable biryani rice

Vegetable biryani is an Indian rice dish bursting with flavor. With so many layers of delicious spiced vegetables and rice and so many levels of flavor, it is definitely a satisfying meal all by itself. Watch this how to video and try this vegetable rice recipe for a very popu ...more

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