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How To: Make an easy tomato and basil salad with mascarpone and bleu cheese mousse

A tomato and basil salad sounds like a simple delight, right? It is, and the only thing that can make it even better is a mousse with a delicious blend of mascarpone and bleu cheese. Eric Brennan, Executive Chef at Post 390, created a tower of garden-fresh tomatoes with layers of basil and a decadent and creamy mascarpone-bleu cheese mousse. No slaving over a hot stove here and a real crowd pleaser.

How To: Make sauerkraut in a plastic bucket

Now, there are many different ways to make certain dishes using all sorts of different tools and pot and pans. This tutorial seems to take it to a whole new level. In this video you'll not only find out how to make sauerkraut, but you'll find out how to make it using a plastic bucket. How's that for weird? Enjoy!

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.

How To: Make Thai noodle salad for a tailgate party

To make the 'lady boy' Thai noodle salad begin by making the dressing. White vinegar, sugar, sriracha, and garlic are brought to a boil. Then a marinade is made for the shrimp which combines grape seed oil, red onion, red curry paste, lemongrass, sriracha, sugar, and fish sauce in a blender until smooth. Cover a pound of shrimp with marinade for about two hours. Next place rice noodles in boiling water for five minutes, drain water off, let them cool, and place them in a bowl. Add julienned m...

How To: Make Laotian spicy noodle salad with Kai

If you like your Asian noodles fried and spicy, you should try this Laotian spicy noodle salad (Kow poot nam jeo). You will need shrimp paste, sugar, fish sauce, lime, garlic, chilies, cherry tomatoes, and rice stick noodles. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make Laotian spicy noodle salad with Thai chef Kai.

How To: Make a creamy coleslaw with a food processor

Can you imagine anybody who doesn't like coleslaw? In restaurants, it's one of the most popular sides to any meal. It's also the most popular salad topping. And it's not hard to make at all, especially with a food processor. You can prepare delicious slaw right at home, for the whole family. Check out this video recipe for creamy cole slaw from Chef Hubert Keller.

How To: Make an easy Southern-style potato salad

Enjoy the taste of a summertime potato salad? Then you can't pass up this masterpiece of Southern glory. This video recipe will show you the perfect way to make a delicious, soul food potato salad. This potato salad is creamy with the perfect balance of ingredients and seasoning. It's easy, simple and a real crowd-pleaser. It can easily be customized to suit your liking.

How To: Make raw sauerkraut with a food processor

In this tutorial, we learn how to make raw sauerkraut. First, peel away the first two or three layers, then cut it up in different size chunks and place into a juicer. When finished, press down leaves onto the bowl to get the water out completely. now, place baby raisins and press on top of the cabbage leaves. Now, place a cloth on top and let sit for 5-7 days in a cool and dry spot. Make sure to keep flies away while this is sitting. When finished, you will have sauerkraut that you made and ...

How To: Make Italian pasta salad for over 100 people

This video demonstrates how to make Italian pasta salad for over 100 people. Start with sun dried tomatoes. Reconstitute them in hot water. Slice and dice up mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Then slice and dice Genoa salami into small pieces. Repeat with sopressata. Chop up marinated artichoke hearts. Add canned black olives, Kalamata olives and green olives. Next, fill a large bowl with tricolored Rotelli pasta. Drain the tomatoes and add them to the pasta. Mix in all the other ingredients....

How To: Make super easy coleslaw

In this tutorial, the instructor shows us how to make simple homemade coleslaw. First, you want to take 1/4 c of sugar and put it into a large mixing bowl. Next, take 1/4 c of vinegar and add it to your bowl, mix this together and then add in 1/4 c of mayonnaise. Mix this together and then add salt and pepper to taste. Your final step is to add in your own coleslaw and mix the dressing in until it's well incorporated. To store this, put it in a container and store it in the fridge.

Make Great Depression meals: Dandelion salad

94-year-old Clara shares economical and delicious meals from Depression-era American homes. This episode: Dandelion Salad! Dig up dandelions and discard flowers, roots and dead leaves. Soak in clean water and rinse 3 times. Repeat twice more, if necessary. Dry leaves once they are clean. Arrange leaves in bowl. Pour lemon juice and olive oil over leaves. Mix salad with a spoon or your hands. Enjoy! Follow Clara's instructions and you will have a fresh, delicious and very economical salad stra...

How To: Make potato salad

Make the perfect potato salad for any occasion! A simple potato salad is always the best potato salad. Watch the video tutorial for the step-by-step instructions for delicious traditional potato salad.

How To: Make a country style coleslaw

No matter where you're from, a side of coleslaw from a deli always looks and tastes the same, and not very appetizing. Some say that slaw is comin' out of Area 51. In this how to video The BBQ Pit Boys show you that servin' up great tastin' fresh homemade slaw at your next barbecue is real easy.

How To: Create an elaborate cucumber tomato border garnish for a salad

Let's face it: When it comes to most elaborate food garnishes at restaurants, we go "Oh! How pretty!" and then toss it aside so we can chow down on the food, the beautiful adornment forgotten forever. Not so with this salad food garnish. Made from fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, this salad border is both beautiful and delicious. Easy to make yet impressively placed, it'll definitely garner you garnish compliments at your next soiree.

How To: Cut a pretty flower food garnish from a carrot

You want to know the real reason you pay so much money to dine at four and five-star restaurants? Well, the quality of the food is obviously a factor. But the biggest discrepancy is quite simply the presentation. Order something as simple as pan-seared tuna with sesame seeds and it'll come drizzled in a posmodernist Pollock-esque pattern of soy sauce and a miniature dragon made out of a carrot. It's pretty impressive stuff, almost as impressive as what your bill will be.

How To: Form a tomato rose salad and food decoration

Tomatoes have long been salad staples, but never have they adorned your salad quite like this before. Turn your daily salad from ordinary to sexy fabulosity by cutting and folding up this beautiful tomato rose. Excellent as a garnish on most food dishes as well as a bowl of salad, this tomato rose is easy to make and impressive in show.

How To: Make a delicious surfer's coslow salad

Want to make the notorious coslow salad? This video will lay it out for you. All you need to do is watch, because it's simple, consisting of lettuce, pepper, carrots and other simple, yet yummy ingredients. Everything a surfer loves, that's why this one's called the surfer's coslow salad.

How To: Make organic vegan quinoa salad

In this video, we learn how to make organic vegan quinoa salad. This super food is a complete protein that's rich in amino acids and protein. First, rinse the quinoa in a strainer, then put into a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring this to a boil while covered, then when the liquid is absorbed it's done. Now, chop up some bell pepper and cucumber and mix it up with the quinoa until it's well combined. Next, add in some roasted pistachios, cranberries, extra virgin olive oil, and maple syrup. Aft...

How To: Prepare a springtime fava bean salad

Whether you're dieting or you're simply watching out for your health, beans are one of the most nutrious, low-calorie, and filling foods you can consume. Because they're so high in fiber you can eat just a little and stay full for hours.

How To: Make an arugula, fennel & pomegranate salad

In this video, we learn how to make an arugula, fennel & pomegranate salad. To make the dressing, you will squeeze a lemon and a lime. Then, add in finely chopped red onion and olive oil. Then, add in one pomegranate seed and the juice to the bowl and continue to mix together. After this, you will clean and wash your lettuce, then chop up some apples and fennel. Place the salad in a large bowl, then add in in the apples and fennel and toss. After this, pour on your dressing and then eat. Enjo...

How To: Use ramen noodles to make a gourmet salad

In this tutorial, we learn how to use Ramen noodles to make a gourmet salad. You will need: chicken breasts, bacon, dried beef, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, and sour cream. First, preheat your oven to 350. After this, grab your chicken breasts and wrap a piece of bacon around each piece of chicken. When finished, mix up the soups and sour cream and then pour it over the top of the chicken in a casserole dish. Place this in the oven and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Now, coo...

How To: Make a popular sashimi salad with Kitchen Access

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a popular sashimi salad with Kitchen Access. First, you will grab the salmon and slice it into strips, the thinner the better. Now, grab yellow tail and cut it into thin slices as well. Next, grab the tuna and cut it into thin strips too. From here, you will set these on the serving dish and put fresh lettuce into a mixing bowl. Then, add in pomegranate seeds, lemon, sea salt, and lemon oil. Toss this and then place on the serving dish. serve this to you...

How To: Make Japanese lotus root salad

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Japanese lotus root salad. First, you will need to take the lotus root and peel it. Then, cut it into thin slices and place into ice water. After this, chop up green peppers, removing the middle and seeds. Now, add four cups of water to a large pot, along with 1 tbsp rice vinegar. Bring this to a boil, then combine 3 tbsp rice vinegar with 2 tbsp water in a small bowl. Put the peppers into the water and vinegar mix and let this soak. Strain the lotus roo...

How To: Make a healthy, vegan vegetable tuna salad without any fish

Tuna is said to be bad for cats, but it also has toxins that affect humans, too. If eaten in large quantities, you could contract mercury poisoning or worse. But why subject yourself to that when you wouldn't even feed tuna to your kittens? Because it tastes good? Well, you can get that same great taste without any fish! Watch this recipe to learn how to make a tuna salad, full of vegetables and the secret ingredient— hijiki— a delicious fresh-from-the-sea flavor sold in dried black strips.

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