How To: Make New Orleans style gumbo with scallops

You can't get better gumbo than in Louisiana, but if you, like us, can't make it out there anytime soon then the best way to soak up the savory and spicy flavor of Louisiana is to bring Louisiana home to you. Gumbo, a very thick and deep stew consisting of meat, vegetables, and more chili powder than most of us would deem safe, is a tradtional Lousiana dish.

How To: Cook a savory squash soup with Alton Brown

Make a batch of this wonderfully hearty winter squash soup for warmth. Follow along in this video cooking lesson as Alton Brown shows you how to cook up a savory squash soup. This how-to video is part of Good Eats show hosted by Alton Brown. Pop culture, comedy, and plain good eating: Host Alton Brown explores the origins of ingredients, decodes culinary customs and presents food and equipment trends. Punctuated by unusual interludes, simple preparations and unconventional discussions, he'll ...

How To: Make Indian-style chicken stock

In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to make Indian-style chicken stock. Harpal Singh Sokhi presents this video. To make good soup or gravy, the stock is the main part. Take the chicken bones; boil them with hot water and drain. Then refresh them with cold water, that is, just put them in cold water. Then slice half a carrot with the skin, cut one onion with the skin into quarters, celery stem, leaks or spring onion, two bay leaves, pepper corn, 3-4 crushed garlic pods and add all t...

How To: Cure oversalted soups and gravies

It happens to the best of us. You've toiled in the kitchen all day, carefully cooking a delicate soup, only to find that there's too much salt! You don't have to throw it out. You can save that soup from its own saltiness. This video will show you how to cure oversalted soups and gravies.

How To: Cook stove top lentil soup

Follow this quick recipe for some delicious lentil soup, made from scratch. To make a delicious stove top lentil soup, you will need the following ingredients: 1cup of lentils, 4 cups of water, 1 onion, 1 tsp oil, salt and pepper, butter and flour. Boil the lentils in water. Chop the onion, and fry the onions with the lentils in the oil. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Put the butter in a pan, melt it, and add the flour. Add some cold water to the pan and stir. Pour it into the soup....

How To: Make Sopa de Fideo Mexican soup

This video shows how to make Sopa de Fideo, a traditional Mexican soup. In the blender put some Roma tomatoes, two cloves of peeled garlic, a small amount of onion, and two tomato and chicken bouillon cubes, and blend together.

How To: Make lemongrass consommé

Suzanne Tracht makes a lovely lemongrass consomme for matzo ball soup. She starts with 2 whole chickens and throws them into a pot full of water with celery and some lemon grass. The lemon grass is prepared by crushing it with the back of a knife. She next adds a lime leaf, ginger, and a coarsely chopped onion. Finally, she adds garlic, red chilies, and white parts of leeks. She puts the pot onto the stove and brings it to a simmer. She is careful to lower the heat so it maintains a simmer an...

How To: Make beef stew in a crock pot

Crock pots are easy cooking devices. All you do is throw a bunch of stuff inside one in the morning, and by the time you get home from work, you have a fully cooked dinner all ready to go! In this tutorial, learn how to make a delicious beef stew in a crockpot. Your family will thank you for making this yummy dish - and it won't even take much effort!

How To: Prepare homemade lentil soup

A hearty and filling soup, lentil soup is a delicious dish that's perfect for a chilly day. Learn how to give it a smoky flavor with freshly roasted cumin seeds. lentils, olive oil, vegetable stock, dry cooking sherry, red wine vinegar, chopped tomatoes, fresh or frozen corn, carrots, onion, garlic cloves, bay leaf, chili powder, cumin seeds and pepper to taste.

How To: Cook a watercress and stilton soup

James Martin makes a smooth full-flavoured soup combining Stilton and watercress. You will need chicken stock, shallot, garlic, celery, watercress, potato, and stilton cheese. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make a delicious watercress stilton soup.

How To: Cook a flavorful water veggie soup without using stock

Today we are making water soup. Now this may conjure up images of a flavorless meal. In this how to video Mark Bittman from the New York Times shows how to make a flavorful soup without using stock. This recipe is equally delicious as any other stock based soup out there. Mix in onions, carrots, zucchini, garlic and fresh parsley. Cook a flavorful water veggie soup without using stock.

How To: Make Vietnamese pumpkin soup

This video is a demonstration of how to make pumpkin soup the Vietnamese way. The ingredients are 1/2 pound of ground pork, scallions, fresh pumpkin, salt, pepper, sugar and fish sauce. Prepare the meat: mix the pork with 2 teaspoons of sugar, half a teaspoon of salt, some pepper and chopped up scallions (reserve some), and two tablespoons of fish sauce. Cut up the remaining scallions. Cut up the pumpkin and remove the skin. Boil four cups of water and a little salt. Drop chunks of pork into ...

How To: Cook scorpion soup with garlic and pork

Eat scorpions?!? Of course! Insects can be a great source of protein. Scorpion soup, which you can cook in a wok, may be served as a main course or an appetizer. Learn the key to cooking this unique soup, and amaze your friends at the next dinner party or potluck you attend!

How To: Make an authentic southern California tortilla soup

One main highlight of living in southern California is the Mexican food. Being so close to the border it's only natural. And one staple dish of southern California Mexican food is tortilla soup. In this video chef Jason Hill takes you through the steps to making an authentic chicken tortilla soup that looks amazing!

How To: Make meals from the Great Depression: Egg drop soup

The Great Depression of the 1930's and 1940's and today's recession: now is a good time to prepare a meal inexpensively. 91 year old cook and great grandmother, Clara, recounts her childhood during the Great Depression as she prepares meals from the era. Learn how to make simple yet delicious dishes while listening to stories from the Depression. In this cooking how to, Clara makes Egg Drop Soup and remembers a story about her brother.

How To: Remove the fat from stock

Stock are very easy to make and even easier to remove the fat from. In this how to video Chef Paul talks about removing the fat from your cooking stock. Watch and learn how to make your broths just a little healthier by removing the fat that gathers at the top.

How To: Make celeriac soup or cream of celery root soup

To make a celeriac soup, first chop all the vegetables. Then put them into the vessel and light the stove. Next, add a little salt and stir it up. Add 2 spoons of flour, then 4 cups of chicken sour. Finally, add some black pepper, stir it well and allow it to boil for 30 minutes. After that, blend it well and serve it.

How To: Make a succulent bistro French onion soup

We haven't met - or rather, our tongues haven't met yet - a French onion soup that we haven't liked. Just thinking about this oily soup dish makes our mouth water: Creamy cheese floating on top, delicious, drenched kernels of onions, and of course the rich amber-hued soup.

How To: Make Chinese egg drop soup

This is a video demonstrating how to make Chinese egg drop soup. The presenter says to cut and prepare all the ingredients and organize them before beginning to cook. Proceed to cut the chicken into half inch cubes. Cut a red bell pepper into strips, shred a carrot, chop 3 green onions and mince a couple of cloves of garlic. Heat chicken stock over high heat, add soy sauce for flavoring and bring to a boil. After this she stirs in the chicken and bell pepper. Frozen baby peas are then added, ...

How To: Make leek soup

In this video series, our expert will demonstrate how to make a delicious leek soup recipe. You will learn how to prepare all the vegetables, including mushrooms, garlic and leeks of course.

How To: Make a savory and thick French onion soup

What better way to get your greasiness on than with a thick and juicy French onion soup? Though the rich French dish is a little too oily for some, we love it because of the delicious flavor balance between the crunchy bread, warm, caramelized onions, and thickened cheese topping.

How To: Make traditional Japanese udon noodle soup with vegetables and chicken

'Udon' means 'thick', and udon noodle soup is a traditional Japanese dish known for it's thick rice noodles. This delicious soup is made with dashi, mirin, soy sauce, fresh vegetables, chicken and shellfish. The tutorial shows you how to start by making the dashi broth, boiling and blanching the vegetables, and then cooking the meat for a soup that's a meal by itself.

How To: Make beef stew in two hours

In this tutorial, Heather Johnston teaches us how to make beef stew in two hours. First, you will need to brown your meat in a skillet after cutting them into 1 inch pieces. After these are browned, add in onions, celery, carrots, mushrooms, and any other vegetables you prefer in a separate pot. Now, sprinkle flour and salt over the vegetables to thicken it up, then stir while it browns. Now, add your meat back into the pot with any juices and mix together. Now, you can add in 1 tbsp fresh th...

How To: Cook homemade Vietnamese pho tai (beef & noodle soup)

Pho. If you haven't heard of this Vietnamese soup, you've got to run and try it… NOW. Okay, you don't have to run to the local pho eatery, you can make your own homemade version right in your own kitchen. In this video series from the chose "Cooking with Maily", you'll learn how to make the pho tái version of this wonderful soup. Pho tái means noodle soup with raw beef fillets, which cook when placed inside the hot liquid. It's quite a treat, and if you love soup, you'll love this. Maybe you'...

How To: Make pho (Vietnamese noodle soup)

If you've never had pho soup before, you're missing out! This delicious and tasty treat can be made in so many different ways. It's a Vietnamese soup that can include beef, noodles, rice, basil, and a bunch of other healthy ingredients. This tutorial is going to show you how they make this yummy treat. So get ready to enjoy this tasty video.

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