List of recipes using "Howto": 22 recipes

List of recipes using "Howto"
How to cook red meat properly
How to cook red meat properly
Cooking red meat well is not as simple as it might seem. Even if you start with high quality meat, with poor cooking it can become dry and tough. Here's a way that will guarantee you a perfect result.
401K2.8 1 hour 24 min. October 13th 2010
How to divide a preparation evenly
How to divide a preparation evenly
It often happens in cooking: one makes a cream for 6 people in a saucepan, then the recipe says "divide the cream evenly between the glasses", which usually gets done by eye with varying degrees of success. To divide out the preparation more precisely, here's a simple tip just using weighing scales.
39K5 16 min. June 3rd 2011
How to freeze plums
How to freeze plums
When fruit is in season, there's sometimes a glut - far more than we can use at once. Freezing is a good solution, but plums and other stone fruit should not be frozen whole; the fruit will be unappetizing when thawed. Here's a simple method for successful freezing.
55K4 12 hours 40 min. September 4th 2019
How to fry eggs well
How to fry eggs well
You've probably heard the expression: "S/he can't even cook an egg," suggesting that the person referred is a hopeless cook. In reality, frying eggs well isn't as easy as it might appear. The two most frequent errors: the white develops a brown crust around the outside which is unpleasant in the...
444K 14.6 20 min. March 11th 2018
How to grill salmon well
How to grill salmon well
This is not as simple as it might at first appear. A properly grilled piece of salmon should be crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. This soft interior is achieved by very strict timing (cooking fish just right is a sign of a true chef), as undercooked it is unpleasant, and overcooked the...
385K4.3 22 min. October 13th 2010
How to make a good pastry tart case
How to make a good pastry tart case
Lining a tin or mould with pastry to make a tart or pie seems simple enough: you roll out the pastry, put it in the tin and trim off any overhanging bits. It may not be rocket science, but if you want a tart with a perfect pastry case, it really helps to take care over a few details, which I will...
30K 42 min. July 14th 2019
How to make ravioli
How to make ravioli
In theory, making ravioli is fairly simple: just roll out wide bands of thin fresh pasta dough and encase small pieces of pre-prepared filling between two sheets of pasta. In practice, it's a bit trickier than that and having the right equipment is important. This recipe shows you how to make...
48K5 1 hour 17 min. May 30th 2016
How to peel pistachios
How to peel pistachios
If you buy pistachios shelled but still in their skins (cheaper than ready peeled), you shouldn't use them like this. They need to be "skinned", removing the skin which is pretty unpleasant to eat. Here's a fairly easy way to do it.
31K3.3 28 min. May 20th 2020
How to peel tomatoes using a flame
How to peel tomatoes using a flame
The classic and most usual way to peel tomatoes is by plunging them first into boiling water, then into cold. But there is another method, "flame peeling", which is quicker than boiling water as it bursts the tomato skins open very rapidly. Here is how to do it.
30K 11 min. July 17th 2019
How to poach peaches
How to poach peaches
To poach peaches, we begin rather like for tomatoes. To peel them, we boil them for a few seconds, then plunge them into cold water. Once the skin has been removed, they are poached gently in a light syrup.
170K3 1 hour 49 min. September 6th 2012
How to prepare a lettuce
How to prepare a lettuce
It is much more economical to buy a whole lettuce than separate leaves in a plastic packet. And it's so simple to prepare - you can see how here.
281K4.9 28 min. April 17th 2011
How to prepare an onion or shallot
How to prepare an onion or shallot
Onions and shallots are widely used in the recipes on this site, generally finely chopped. Here is a method to do it quite easily with a simple knife.
137K5 10 min. February 21th 2011
How to prepare asparagus
How to prepare asparagus
Preparing asparagus spears properly involves washing and peeling, then cooking them just right. Here is a simple way to do this.
218K4.9 33 min. June 26th 2013
How to prepare broccoli
How to prepare broccoli
Broccoli are vegetable cousins to cauliflowers. Here's how to prepare them for using in a recipe.
1.2M3 35 min. October 7th 2013
How to prepare carrots
How to prepare carrots
Here's how to prepare carrots, from the simplest way (peeled then rinsed) to a more sophisticated version where only the very best ofthe vegetable is kept.
135K4.3 14 min. February 21th 2011
How to prepare cauliflower
How to prepare cauliflower
This is how to start with a whole califlower and finish with only the best of the vegetable.
178K4.1 33 min. February 28th 2010
How to prepare courgettes
How to prepare courgettes
Preparing courgettes is fairly simple. You just need to remember 3 things: 1) the bigger they are, the less good they will be, 2) they never need to be peeled, and 3) the central part with the seeds is pretty tasteless.
220K 13.8 29 min. June 8th 2011
How to prepare cucumber
How to prepare cucumber
Or how to start with a whole cucumber and finish with small crunchy dice, ready to be added to a salad.
187K4.5 39 min. August 6th 2019
How to prepare endives
How to prepare endives
A very classic recipe, but which can easily fail due to two main errors: too much water in bottom of dish because endives give off a lot, and endives that are too bitter so that children hate it. Here is a method which avoids these two problems.
391K3.7 26 min. February 14th 2012
How to prepare purple artichokes
How to prepare purple artichokes
The small purple artichokes, which are more tender than the larger green ones, are almost entirely edible. But they need to be prepared in a particular way. Here is how to do this fairly easily.
553K 44 19 min. February 26th 2016
How to prepare romanesco
How to prepare romanesco
Here is how to take a whole romanesco and end up with small pieces ready to use in a recipe.
528K 23.7 28 min. January 17th 2013
How to slow cook meat
How to slow cook meat
By cooking meat slowly with no added fat, it will become very tender - almost melt-in-the-mouth - and can be cut with a fork.
130K5 4 hours 45 min. November 6th 2011

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