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How to Toast Pinenuts

I really like to incorporate nuts in my cooking, and pinenuts are among my favorites. I first used them in making fresh pesto, but soon after, I started throwing them in all kinds of recipes. Like most nuts, pinenuts really benefit from a quick toast, and in this cooking video, I’m going to show...

How to Make Sundried Tomatoes

I love coming up with new recipe for tomatoes, and incorporating sun-dried tomatoes into your dishes open up all kinds of new possibilities. In this technique video, I show you how you can make your own sun-dried tomatoes at home, in the oven. It takes a bit of time, as they roast slowly in a low...
Dave Beaulieu August 25th, 2011

How to Toast Almonds

Toast just about any nut, and you bring out the natural flavors and make the taste more intense. In this cooking video, I show you how to toast almonds. It’s a very simple technique, but sometimes the simplest things can add the touches that make a good dish, outstanding. I won’t toast nuts every...
Dave Beaulieu July 8th, 2011

How to Toast Walnuts

Toasted walnuts are fantastic both in recipes, or just on their own. Like just about all nuts, toasting them (either in the oven or on the range) brings out additional flavor by "exciting" the essential oils in the nut, and creates a more powerful aroma. As a side benefit, once the walnuts cool off...
Dave Beaulieu June 6th, 2011

How to Roast a Red Pepper

Roasted red peppers are great as an ingredient in dishes and sauces, but also on their own. As part of anti-pasta plate, on a sandwich, or just a bit of cheese and cracker, they are very versatile. The best thing is that you can do it at home in about ten minutes, and without any special equipment...
Dave Beaulieu January 2nd, 2011 Other

How to Roast Garlic

Most of us recognize that garlic is great in all shapes and forms. Today I want to give you another shape/form - Roasted Garlic. Garlic that has been roasted off in a low (under 300 degree) oven for about 45 minutes changes its taste and texture dramatically. The firm cloves take on a soft, almost...

How to Make Roasted Tomatoes

Oven roasting is a great way to evaporate water and concentrate flavors. It can add depth and complexity to an otherwise simple ingredient, and vegetables offer great opportunities to experiment. In this cooking video, I show you a technique I use to make oven roasted tomatoes - which end up being...
Dave Beaulieu January 2nd, 2011 Tomato

Five Rules for the Perfect Steak

I get a lot of questions about how to cook steaks and other red meat. And while there are certainly some challenges, with the right game plan, it’s not difficult to cook the perfect steak everytime . I’m going to leave “red meat” (in which I’d include roasts, short ribs, rack of lamb, venison, bear...

How to Pan Roast Steaks

I love a grilled steak. Getting the beautiful smoky char on the outside of the meat adds a great flavor and texture, but the grill is not your only steak option. Too many of my friends don’t think about cooking a steak “indoors”, but really there’s no reason they shouldn’t. In fact, pan roasting a...

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