Make and Freeze Pesto Using Fresh Basil

How To : Make and freeze pesto using fresh basil

Pesto recipes keep summer going all year long. Rita Heikenfeld, from AboutEating.com, had a bumper crop of basil this year. And one of her favorite ways to keep that basil on her table year round is this pesto recipe for the freezer. Pair this basil pesto recipe with pasta for ...more

How To : Make fresh pesto with basil and any type of nut

In this how to video Chef Jean Pierre's shares his recipe for pesto. Pesto is very versatile sauce and should be made to taste. Most basil pesto recipes call for pine nuts, but you can easily substitute walnuts, almonds, or any other nuts you may prefer. Be creative! The best ...more

How To : 10 Thrifty, Time-Saving Ice Cube Tray Food Hacks

Stop! Do not pour that leftover wine, coffee, or bacon grease down the drain. And those herbs that have been in your fridge so long they've literally turned on you? And what about when that recipe only calls for two tablespoons of heavy cream, a quarter cup of tomato purée, or ...more

Ingredients 101 : How to Select, Store, & Prep Fresh Herbs

Herbs, both fresh and dried, can be intimidating and mysterious to cooks. Just how much is too much? How do you prepare them? Food writer Mark Bittman says you should think of herbs as "teeny vegetables." To me, that means we should be using more herbs in our food, especially ...more

How To : Make Sure Your Dinner Party Is a Success

Holiday dinners can be the same every year, but many are starting to switch it up, making new traditions and getting a new dining experience for everyone at the table. It’s not unusual to see sweet potatoes on an Easter dinner menu or lamb at Thanksgiving dinner. Some people ...more

How To : Make traditional Italian pesto

A traditional Italian sauce, pesto contains fresh basil, parmesan cheese, garlic, and olive oil. Try it with pasta or in recipes. You will need basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, pinenuts and extra virgin olive oil. In place of the pinenuts you can substitute cashews or not use n ...more

How To : Use basil after the season is over

We next visit the farm, where the real production takes place. They are growing some unusual items. Several herbs, like Shiso or Perilla (Perilla frutescens) are available in green or red varieties. They have a very unique flavor, almost nutty with a touch of citrus and a very ...more

How To : Roast haddock (fish) with lemon basil potato salad

Chef, Rachel Allen lets us in on her recipe for roasted haddock with lemon basil potato salad. Haddock is a very popular food fish, sold fresh, smoked, frozen, dried, or to a small extent canned. Haddock, along with cod and plaice, is one of the most popular fish used in Briti ...more

How To : Make Crab Salad with Savory Basil Sherbet

This is a refreshing and light crab salad with a savory basil lemon sherbet on top. I know it sounds weird, but it's perfect for summer and helps you cool off from the heat. For the salad: 1 corn on the cob, sliced off the cob after it's been grilled 1/2 of an avocado juice ...more

How To : Make Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms with Quail Eggs

These are classic stuffed mushrooms with a luxurious twist! This time I'm using Portabello mushrooms with fresh pesto, tomatoes, and a quail egg on top. Ingredients (Portions below serve 2) For the pesto: 2 cups Basil 4 cloves Garlic 1 cup Parmesan Cheese 3/4 cup Olive Oil ...more

How To : Make a pesto sauce for pasta

In this video, Chef David shows us how to make basil pesto. It's a very easy process! First, pack about two cups or handfuls of fresh basil and some olive oil in a blender and blend it until it's pulverized. Next, add cheese plus a little more olive oil. Here we're using fresh ...more

How To : Cooking Fish with Foil Is Fantastically Foolproof

Sometimes the idea of cooking fish, especially for a group of guests, can be intimidating. There's the fear of the fish not cooking right, or sticking to the pan or grill. And even if you cook it right and the fish doesn't stick, you're left with the inevitable fishy-smelling ...more

More Than Just Ice : 20 Alternative Uses for Ice Cube Trays

If you have ice cube trays lying around in your refrigerator and chilling your drinks with ice cubes is not a huge priority for you, you can still make use of these handy kitchen tools in a number of useful ways, both edible and non-edible. If you ever have leftover sauces, j ...more

How To : The Delicious Trick to 1-Minute Lemonade at Home

If you love quenching your thirst with an ice-cold glass of lemonade but aren't a fan of artificial powder mixes, then this hack is for you. When your next lemonade craving strikes, instead of reaching for a glorified Kool-Aid packet, get an instant sip of summer by using pre- ...more

How To : Preserve & Dry Your Own Garden-Fresh Herbs at Home

Using fresh herbs can make a huge difference in almost any dish, but they're not always available everywhere. Depending on where you live, you can't always get them during the colder months. Personally, the problem I run into the most is not being able to use fresh herbs befor ...more

How To : 6 Wonderfully Weird Sorbet Flavors You Have to Try

Ah, the sensation of that first bite of sorbet in the heat of summertime: icy, refreshing, decadent in flavor and texture. We love sorbet almost as much as we love ice cream, and making it at home is actually pretty simple. Most recipes call for just water, sugar, and a base f ...more

How To : Make Your Own Pesto Plus

Among the many gifts that Italy has bestowed upon the world, culinary and otherwise, pesto stands alone. The exact birthplace of pesto, that herby sauce made of pine nuts and olive oil, is an area of Italy called Liguria, whose microclimate is particularly kind to basil, one o ...more

How To : Make Thai spring rolls

Place 2 Tbsp. oil in a wok or large frying pan over medium to high heat. Add garlic, galangal (or ginger), shallots, and chili. Stir-fry until fragrant (about 1 minute). Stir-frying Tip: Add a little water to the wok/pan when it gets too dry instead of more oil. Add cabbage, ...more

How To : Make healthy creamy pesto with Greek yogurt

Oh, how we love pesto. And all pasta, in fact. All those delicious carbs combined with creamy, oil-drenched sauces make our tongues water and our bellies happy. But if you're on a diet like us and are looking to lose weight, pasta generally gets put on the "not a chance in hel ...more

How To : Store basil properly and keep it fresh

These quick kitchen tips will get you cooking efficiently and happily. In this how-to video, learn how to efficiently store basil so that it stays fresh days after you buy it. You'll enjoy using fresh basil all week long.

How To : Make panini with Italian meats and pesto mayo

Eat at home instead of going out and save some money. In this cooking how to video Will and Rachel show you how to prepare a tasty panini the quick and easy way. This panini recipe is very delicious try it at home tonight. All the ingredients you need to make a panini are: a b ...more

How To : Prepare pesto sauce

This instructional cooking video demonstrates how to make a quick and affordable homemade pesto sauce. Combine fresh basil, permesan cheese, olive oil, salt and water in a blender for a quick pesto sauce to store and use again and again. Add pesto to soups, pasta, pizza and sa ...more

How To : Make fresh tomato and basil soup

This refreshing cold tomato and basil soup makes a perfect lunch alternative on a hot summer's day. It goes especially well with crostini bread and pesto. Enjoy our fresh tomato and basil soup recipe. Make fresh tomato and basil soup. Click through to watch this video on video ...more

Getting Started : Essential Tools for Making Pizza

You can make homemade pizza with a minimum of tools, or you can buy the entire yuppie menagerie (and let's face it—if you're a foodie, you probably want the toys). Below is a brief rundown of the different options available. Since I'm a relative beginner to the process, I've a ...more

How To : Make a vegan-style Italian pesto sauce

Pesto is a great sauce for things like pasta, pita bread or spinach salad, making it a healthy addition for any lunch or dinner meal. In this video, you'll learn a recipe for an Italian pesto sauce, vegan-style. It's made from fresh basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic and cila ...more

How To : Freeze culinary herbs fresh from a garden

Patti Moreno shows us how to freeze herbs you've cut fresh from your garden. Start by harvesting the parsley and basil by cutting off the tops of the plants, leaving most of the plant in tact so that they can continue to grow. Fresh parsley and basil have to be frozen in a sp ...more

How To : Prepare lasagna

Panlasang Pinoy shows how to make lasagna using these ingredients: lasagna, ground beef, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, ground black pepper, onions, crushed garlic, Italian seasoning, crushed garlic, fresh pars ...more

How To : Make an Italian pesto sauce

Watch this how to video and learn to make an Italian pesto sauce. Pesto sauce is perfect for any pasta dish. All you need to make this classic Italian sauce is basil, pine nuts, olive oil, pepper, garlic and fresh Parmesan cheese.

How To : Make Herb Roasted Chicken with Hubert Keller

Ingredients 1 4 to 4-1/2 pound chicken, rinsed and patted dry 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 lemon, cut in half 2 cloves garlic, smashed b ...more

How To : Make a Simple Tomato Sauce

Ingredients 1 small onion (4 ounces), cut in 1-inch pieces 4 garlic cloves ¾ teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 can (28 ounces) plum tomatoes, with juices 2 sprigs fresh basil (10-12 large leaves) 3 tablespoons dry white wine or vermouth ½ teas ...more

How To : Prepare herbed cream cheese with basil and oregano

Cream cheese is delicious on its own, but it tastes simply divine if you spice it up a little with some herbs. While this recipe for herbed cream cheese calls for using fresh herbs, if you don't have an herb garden you can use store bought herbs instead. Check out the video t ...more

How To : Make a Thai-style green papaya salad

This authentic green papaya salad is made in a North Thailand way that is sure to keep you coming back for more! No only will you learn this magnificent recipe, but you'll learn how to make sure you have the perfect papaya from the grocery shop, which can be a bit tricky. Emi ...more

How To : Make an Italian margherita pizza

Everybody's favorite food is pizza. But not everybody knows how to actually make a pizza, which is practically a sin. And this "margherita" style pizza is a great one to learn, full of Italian simplicity— red tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and green basil— all the colors of ...more

How To : Make garlic herb butter

This quick video will show you how to make delicious garlic and herb butter. To make this delicious garlic and herb butter, do the following: Put 8 ounces of Plugra Butter into a mixing bowl. Add salt, green onion, flat leaf parsley, minced garlic, fresh basil and ground peppe ...more

How To : Freeze fresh fish

Freezing food is a great way to extend the shelf life and retain nutrients. Fish can quickly and easily be frozen to be used at a later date using only supplies you already have in your kitchen. Get started storing you're excess fresh fish. Sticking fish in the deep freeze? P ...more

How To : The Simple Trick to Rescuing Over-Toasted Food

It's Friday night, you're in the kitchen, and your guests are arriving way sooner than you want them to. The soup is not thickening like it's supposed to, the salad still needs dressing, and the pine nuts for the salad are... wait, what's that smell? Crap, the pine nuts! No, t ...more

How To : Make a delicious homemade cherry ice cream

Everyone craves ice cream every now and then, except for those lactose-intolerant folks (we feel sorry for them). But nothing in the grocery store freezers will compare to a delicious homemade ice cream, so try to make some yourself, and start with this cherry ice cream recipe ...more

How To : Cook basil pesto for pasta - kids can cook!

Watch this cooking video tutorial on how to cook basil pesto for pasta - kids can cook! You will get all the necessary information to make this basil pesto for pasta recipe, including a list of all the ingredients needed, all right in the video. Jr. Chefs of America features ...more

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