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How To: Make stuffed squid with rice Greek style

Discover Mediterranean flavors with this simple recipe for stuffed squid. Follow along with the cooking how-to video as the Food Network shows you how to make this great seafood recipe. Stuffed squid with rice is more commonly known as Kalamarakia Yemista in Greece. Try making it tonight.

How To: Trim lamb shoulder

In this video, we learn how to trim a lamb shoulder with Lidia Bastianich. Start off with your raw piece of meat laid out in front of you. You will want to trim the meat around the outside where the most fat lies. Remove the fat that is excessive with a sharp knife. Cut as close to the bone as possible, then trim off the excess fat. Remember, some fat is good to keep on the meat for flavor. Cut the meat into cubes after you have removed the fat from it. Once finished, you will be able to roas...

How To: Cook roast pig tails

Diva Dan provides you with a simple tutorial on how to roast pig tails. Remember, because the meat of the pig tail can turn very tough, you must cook them slowly. Begin by making the sauce you will let the pig tails simmer in for about two hours. In a bowl, mix in corn syrup (at least 3/4 cup to a cup), catchup (1/4 to 1/3 of a cup), Worchestershire sauce (1/4 to 1/3 of a cup), 2 teaspoons ginger, and 1 tablespoon dry mustard. To make it hot, you can add a little hot sauce. For extra flavor, ...

How To: Make Filipino inihaw na pusit (grilled squid)

The viewer of this video will be instructed in the manner in which to prepare Filipino grilled squid. This video demonstrates to the user the method in step by step easy to follow directions. The author prepares this dish in front of you so you will be able to see the way this wonderful dish is prepared. All the steps are fully explained and easy to follow. The viewer will be preparing this dish with ease in their own home after simply watching this short video.

How To: Make Filipino embutido (meatloaf)

How to make Filipino embutido or meatloaf. Gather together ground pork, ground sausage, hard boiled eggs, sweet pickle relish, sweet sauce, cheddar cheese, green and red bell pepper, raisins, minced onions, and breadcrumbs. In a large container add ground pork, sausage, breadcrumbs, and 2 raw eggs. Then mix well. Once mixed add red and green peppers, onion, pickle relish, cheddar cheese, and mix well. Then after mixed add in raisins and tomatoe sauce. Mix well again. Flatten mixture onto a ti...

HowTo: Eat a Human

Every once in a while, we highlight a questionable Faux-To on WonderHowTo. For example, tested false by Mythbusters and others, the tennis ball car break-in method appears to be completely debunk (even though Russell Crow pulls it off in his latest film, "The Next Three Days").

How To: Prepare Moringa Tea

Moringa oleifera is one of the most rich sources of nutrients and vitamins that our body needs. It is rich in calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, and iron. Moringa can be prepared as a vegetable or included in soups, but mostly just the leaves and fruits are used. Others prefer to drink it as tea.

How To: Make crunchy tempura flakes for sushi

Vraymond02 shows how to make crunchy tempura flakes. Start by peeping a pan that will be used for draining. Mix your wet ingredients together, then put flour, water, and egg whites together to form your batter. Strain your batter, then heat your oil on high heat. Pour your batter slowly into the oil; drain when you're done. It should be crispy when done. If it's poured too fast or too much is poured at once it will bake a big dough ball that won't be right. Break the pieces up, wait 5-10 minu...

How To: Cook your green beans so they keep their color

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook your green beans so they keep their color. The secret ingredient you can add to your boiling water while cooking your green beans is ice! This will help the green and yellow colors from appearing in your green beans! It will keep the color a beautiful green and not mix in any other colors. To start, put enough water to cover the green beans in a saute pan and then heat it up, put in the green beans and as you cook them add in ice cubes. When finished, ad...

How To: Prepare and clean fresh snow crab

Web Chef demonstrates how to prepare and clean snow crab. First, fill a large pot halfway full of water, add a dash of sea salt and bring it to a boil. Throw in the crabs, replace the lid and cook them for 15 minutes. Remove the crabs from the pot and run them under cold water. Pull out the crab's apron and break half the body from the shell. Grab the legs and pry it out from its shell. Break out the mouth and the lungs. Rinse the crab under cold water. Pry the body away from the other half o...

How To: Open a can using a Swiss Army Knife

This is a video demonstrating how to open a can with a Swiss Army Knife can opener. To begin, place the can on a flat surface. Open the can opener on the Swiss Army Knife. Make sure that the hook of the can opener is on the outer ring of the can and that the cutting part is on the inside. Use the blade to puncture a hole in the can, pulling up on the handle and pushing the blade along the can. Move the can in a counter clockwise motion cutting along the way. Use the tip of the can opener to p...

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: Pickle jalapeno and Anaheim peppers at home

Pickled peppers are a great way to preserve your garden harvest. From spicy to sweet, this recipe will be a great treat on a cold winter day. Pickling jalapeño peppers, Anaheims, bell peppers really, any pepper is good for pickling. This how to video shows you an easy pickling recipe that requires very little time and won't keep you in the kitchen canning all day.

How To: Make an old fashioned chow-chow or pickle relish

If you're lived in the South, you may already know this next dish. If not, then prepare for a southern classic. It's called chow-chow or pickle relish. It takes a variety of different veggies (cucumbers, bell peppers, cabbage, onions) and you basically cook it to look almost like a liquid mixture, but it can be it's really fine. It's actually a great tasting dish that goes well with many meals and is something that you should try today. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Make Korean apple kimchi

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish that is as tasty as it is spicy. This video tutorial demonstrates how to make apple kimchi in your own kitchen. Follow the provided guidelines or add a few delicious changes to suit your taste.

How To: Cook a prime rib eye steak on an outdoor grill

In this tutorial, we learn how to cook a prime rib steak on an outdoor grill. Before you begin, heat your grill up for 15-20 minutes. Now, prepare your steak by sprinkling salt and pepper on all sides of it. Now, place the steak on the grill so that it's not directly on the heat. Cook this on both sides, then add two pats of butter on the top of it when it's almost done cooking. Keep grilling the steak until it's to the temperature you prefer. When finished, let the steak sit for 10 minutes, ...

How To: Don't Buy Vitamin Water—Make Your Own Healthier Version at Home Without All That Sugar

How many of us actually drink enough water? It's one of the easiest ways to improve your health, but most people don't get nearly as much as they should. We've grown so accustomed to soda, coffee, and sugary juices that water just seems bland by comparison. That's why drinks like VitaminWater are so popular. They're marketed as being just like water, but better tasting and with even more vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants. Who wouldn't want all the benefits of drinking water a...

How To: Make perfect rice in a cast iron skillet

In this video, we learn how to make the perfect rice in an cast iron skillet. First, place 1 cup of basmati rice into the skillet with 1 and 1/2 cup of water. Now, add in 1 tsp of butter and 1/2 tsp of salt into the skillet and turn it on high heat, and let it come to a simmer. Once it starts to simmer, stir it and turn the heat to low, then cover it. Let it sit for 20 minutes, and don't uncover it while you're waiting. When the 20 minutes is up, remove the lid for three seconds, then place t...

How To: Make a southern style vinegar based barbecue sauce

In this video, we learn how to make southern style vinegar based barbecue sauce. You will need: 2 tsp cayenne pepper powder, 6 tbsp paprika, 2 tsp coriander powder, 4 tsp thyme, 4 tsp celery seed, 4 tsp oregano, 2 tbsp salt, 6 tbsp chili powder, 4 tsp garlic powder, 4 tsp yellow mustard seed, 4 tsp black pepper, and 4 tsp onion powder. Next, pour the dry ingredients into a large jar with 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup of water. All you need to do is brush your ribs with this before and during cookin...

How To: Dry basil and tarragon without them turning brown

Drying herbs using this method works well for herbs like basil, mint and tarragon. Herbs that don't have the fleshy body like sage Drying herbs like tarragon can be a bit trickier than fleshy herbs like sage. Tarragon is said to be great for your blood pressure and is a wonderful addition to things like soups and stews. Its also adds wonderful freshness to an early morning omelet. After a rough chop and time to dry, these herbs will hold their color and flavor until you are ready to use them....

How To: Clean and cut a whole pineapple

Chef Dan Bobo explains the proper way to clean and cut a whole pineapple, putting safety and cleanliness first. The first step is to wash the pineapple. Then, you can start cutting it: First, try to find the flattest side of it by rolling it over the table. Then, hold it firmly, make sure you keep your hand clear the knife and just cut the top of it. Discard the cut piece and repeat the same to cut the bottom of the pineapple. Now, you can use the new, flat surfaces of the pineapple to cut th...

How To: Cook eggs over a campfire without a frying pan

Nothing's better than frying up some eggs over the morning fire when you're camping. The smell of the outdoors, the heat of the fire, the bubbling of the eggs as they sit in that hot pan. But wait, what if you don't have a pan? If you don't have one, or you'd like to save the space in your camping bags, then try this out…

How To: Make cotton candy using a cotton candy machine

In this video, we learn how to make cotton candy with a cotton candy machine. You will need: cotton candy machine, cone, and flavored sugar. A Gold Medal Mega Breeze cotton candy machine will work best for this recipe. First, add in your sugar to the middle of the cotton candy machine and twist the spinner head to get the sugar evenly in the head. Next, turn on the motor switch and turn on the heat switch. Grab your cotton candy cone and catch the cotton candy with the cone as it comes out of...

How To: Use a Swiss Army knife cork screw to open wine

This video demonstrates how to use the cork screw attachment on your Swiss Army Knife. The Swiss Army Knife is an important tool to have while backpacking in Europe. It has a variety of uses including opening wine bottles. Begin by putting the cork screw into the cork. Find the middle of the cork and push the tip into the center. Twist the cork into the center. Because cheap bottles of wine often have corks that have deteriorated, it is important to place the cork screw in the center of the c...

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