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Basics with Babish

Basics with Babish

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Beginning with essential kitchen tools, Andrew Rea walks viewers through basic techniques and classic recipes so everyone can make beautiful meals at home.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Basics with Babish

#1 - Nashville Hot Chicken

9.00

Season 2020 - Episode 8

This week on Basics, it's time you learned how to make that classic Nashville hot chicken. If you've never had it, it's just spicy fried chicken. And it's delicious.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 1 votes.

#2 - Shepherd's Pie

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Season 2020 - Episode 5

Unlike most St. Patty's Day celebrations, shepherd's pie is full of distinctly Irish ingredients. Treat yourself to this easy, flavorful, comforting classic - and leave out the green food coloring. There are peas and chives, those are all the green you need.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 1 votes.

#3 - Essential Kitchen Tools

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Season 2017 - Episode 1

Welcome to Basics With Babish, a new series to help you up your kitchen game and grow your cooking confidence. First things first: building your kitchen arsenal. Learn the essential kitchen tools you need to begin making beautiful meals at home. Check out a list of my kitchen tools here: https://basicswithbabish.co/equipment-list/

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 1 votes.

#4 - Sauces

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Season 2017 - Episode 2

Sauces form the base of many wonderful dishes and thus, are a great place to start in the kitchen. Featuring a salsa, a red sauce, a béchamel, and a red wine sauce, this Basics with Babish episode will get you chopping, mincing, deglazing, and more in no time. Shopping Lists + Equipment for live cook-a-long Salsa (Pico de Gallo) Shopping List -2-3 large, ripe tomatoes - firm, fragrant, preferably on the vine -1 medium red onion -Cilantro (very optional, substitute with parsley if you're like me) -1 Jalapeño -Fresh garlic (1 clove) -Kosher salt -Freshly ground pepper -1 red bell pepper (optional) -1 mango (optional) - soft but not mushy to the touch -Scallions, aka green onions (one) Equipment List -Chef knife -Cutting board -Mixing bowl -Serving bowl -Garlic press (optional) -Nitrile gloves (optional, but you'll want em in the future) -Pepper mill Red Sauce Shopping list -Fresh garlic (3 cloves) -1 medium yellow onion -Olive oil (extra virgin and non) -Crushed red pepper flakes (optional) -Tomato paste (1 small can or squeeze tube) -2 x 28 ounce cans San Marzano tomatoes (look for D.O.P. certified - otherwise, try Muir Glen Organic) -Fresh basil (1-2 sprigs) -Unsalted butter -Kosher salt -Freshly ground pepper Equipment List -Chef's knife -Cutting board -Pepper mill -Enameled Dutch oven (or other large, non-reactive/non-aluminum/non-cast iron pot) -Wooden spoon Bechamel Macaroni & Cheese Shopping list -Butter (2-4 tablespoons) -All-purpose flour (2-4 tablespoons) -Whole milk (1 cup) -Cheddar cheese (4 ounces, not pre-shredded) -Monterey jack cheese (4 ounces, not pre-shredded) -Parmesan cheese (6 ounces, can be pre-grated) -1 pound dried macaroni -Panko bread crumbs (unseasoned, 3/4 cup) -Kosher salt -Freshly ground pepper -Fresh thyme (optional, 2 sprigs, picked) Equipment List -Saucepan -Whisk -Measuring cups/spoons (optional) -Nonstick sauté pan -Casserole -Aluminum foil

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 1 votes.

#5 - Steak

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Season 2017 - Episode 3

Want to learn how to cook a steak perfectly each time? Look no further. We’re focusing on both ribeye and skirt steak in this episode of Basics with Babish. Grocery List: Tomahawk ribeye Skirt steak Vegetable oil Butter Garlic Fresh sprig rosemary Kosher salt Freshly cracked pepper Special equipment: Stainless steel pan OR cast iron pan Instant read thermometer

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 1 votes.

#6 - Pasta

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Season 2017 - Episode 4

Pasta - one of the most beautiful and elegant dishes you can make in your kitchen. Learn how to make pasta from scratch, by hand, as well as two ways to utilize the fettuccine: aglio e olio and cacio e pepe. Grocery List: Flour Semolina flour Eggs Olive oil Romano Parmigiano reggiano Garlic Parsley Lemon Salt Black pepper Special equipment: Rolling pin OR pasta press Stainless steel pan Cheese grater

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 1 votes.

#7 - Carnivorous Chili & Vegetarian Chili

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Season 2020 - Episode 2

This week on Basics, I'm showing you how to make the meatiest chili con carne and the best ever vegetarian chili. Both use chili paste that you can make from scratch. This video is sponsored by Bounty Paper Towels. Ingredients & Shopping List: + For the chili con carne: 2 pasilla chiles (dried whole) 4 arbol chiles (dried whole) 4 chipotle chiles (dried whole) 3 guajillo chiles (dried whole) 3 ancho chiles (dried whole) 1 whole chuck roast Vegetable oil 1 white onion, roughly chopped 6 cloves garlic, crushed 4 cups chicken stock Cinnamon Ground allspice Ground coriander Dried oregano 2-3 Tbsp tomato paste 2-3 Tbsp masa harina 2 limes, juiced Shredded cheese, for garnish + For the vegetable stock: 1 white onion 4 ribs celery 1 bulb fennel 1 parsnip, peeled 3 carrots 1 leek 1 small head cauliflower 2 beets Vegetable oil Sprigs of fresh thyme Small head of garlic, halved 1 bunch parsley 2 dried bay leaves 1 Tbsp whole black peppercorns 1 handful dried porcini mushrooms 2 sheets dried kombu + For the vegetarian chili: 2 pasilla chiles (dried whole) 4 arbol chiles (dried whole) 4 chipotle chiles (dried whole) 3 guajillo chiles (dried whole) 3 ancho chiles (dried whole) 2 dried porcini mushrooms 3 poblano peppers 3 jalapeno peppers 2 large onions, roughly chopped Olive oil 6-7 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 2-3 Tbsp tomato paste 3 tsp toasted cumin Ground coriander Dried oregano 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed 14oz can diced tomatoes 14oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1 tsp liquid aminos 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast 3 cups vegetable stock (ingredients above) Sour cream and sliced jalapenos, for garnish

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 1 votes.

#8 - One Pot Pastas

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Season 2020 - Episode 18

One pot meals are the best of both worlds – quick and easy prep and an even quicker cleanup. Check out these one pot pasta recipes from the Quicker Picker Upper. I’m proud to partner with Bounty who, together with Feeding America, is helping to provide 10 million meals to people in need. For more info, click here: https://www.feedingamerica.org/about-us/partners/covid-19-response-partners/bounty Skillet Lasagna Ingredients 10 lasagna noodles, broken into bite-size pieces 1 Tbsp olive oil 1lb mild or spicy italian sausage, casings removed ½ large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional) 28 oz can san marzano tomatoes, crushed ½ cup hot water 8 oz tomato sauce 2-3 oz fresh parmesan cheese, grated 8 oz mozzarella cheese, cubed Ricotta cheese, to taste Fresh basil, chopped Chicken & Fennel Pasta Ingredients 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced 2 sprigs rosemary, chopped 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Lemon Red pepper flakes, to taste 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 1 Tbsp vegetable oil ½ large onion, chopped 1 cup dry white wine 2 cups chicken stock 8 oz whole wheat pasta 2-3 oz romano cheese Handful fresh basil, chopped Parsley, for garnish Beef Stroganoff Pasta Ingredients 2 pieces skirt steak (or beef of choice) 8 oz cremini mushrooms, rinsed and chopped 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1-2 Tbsp butter ½ large onion, chopped 2 Tbsp paprika 1 Tbsp fresh thyme 1 cup dry white wine 2 cups chicken stock 1 cup sour cream Worcestershire sauce Parsley, chopped, for garnish Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper For the recipe methods, click here: https://basicswithbabish.co/basicsepisodes/onepot-pasta

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 1 votes.

#9 - Fried Rice

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Season 2018 - Episode 26

Fried rice is incredibly easy to make and can be tweaked a thousand different ways to clean out your fridge or assuage the picky eater in your life. If your resolution is to get cooking more in 2019, this is a great place to start. + Ingredients & Shopping List: 4.5 cups cooked and chilled white rice Salt Vegetable oil 2 eggs, beaten Shrimp (or protein of your choice) 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, chopped 1/2 cup frozen peas 1 cup chopped ham 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 Tbsp oyster sauce 3 Tbsp soy sauce Scallions, thinly sliced Sesame seeds 1 Tbsp butter + Special Equipment: Wide nonstick pan

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 1 votes.

#10 - Pasta Part II: Filled Pasta

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Season 2019 - Episode 1

This week on Basics I'm showing you how to up your pasta game by making filled pasta like tortellini and ravioli. Ingredients & Shopping List + For the pasta dough: 1lb 00 Flour 4 eggs + For the tortellini en brodo: Pre-made pasta dough 1/3 lb grated mozzarella 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp finely chopped basil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Fresh grated nutmeg Beef, chicken, or veal broth Fresh grated parmesan to top + For the butternut squash ravioli with browned butter: 1 large butternut squash Extra virgin olive oil 4 ounces grated parmesan cheese Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 sticks butter Fresh sage leaves Juice of 1/2 lemon Balsamic cream or reduction Fresh grated parmesan to top + Special Equipment: Rolling pin OR pasta press Cheese grater Bench scraper Food processor Round cutter (for tortellini) Optional: ravioli cutter

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#11 - Bagels (feat. Dan Souza)
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Season 2019 - Episode 2

Check out What's Eating Dan?, where Dan Souza tests the theory of New York vs. Boston water for bagel-making, and a whole lot more! https://youtu.be/GFDFrzlYOXc This week on Basics, we're tackling one of the home-cook holy-grails: really chewy, really crisp, really good bagels, somehow existing outside NYC. Or Montreal. + Ingredients & Shopping List 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons ice water (9 ounces) 2 tablespoons malt syrup 2 ⅔ cups (14 2/3 ounces) bread flour 4 teaspoons vital wheat gluten 2 teaspoons instant or rapid-rise yeast 2 teaspoons salt ¼ cup (1 1/4 ounces) cornmeal ¼ cup (1 3/4 ounces) sugar 1 tablespoon baking soda

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#12 - Big Game Snacks
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Season 2019 - Episode 3

This week on Basics I'm making chicken wing lollipops and candied bacon, some of my favorite snacks for The Big Game. Ingredients & Shopping List + For the chicken wing lollipops: 12-15 raw chicken wings Frank's Red Hot sauce Unsalted butter + For the candied bacon: Thick cut bacon Maple syrup Brown sugar + For the churros: Half stick (4 Tbsp) butter 1 cup water 3 Tbsp dark brown sugar Pinch of kosher salt 1 cup all purpose flour 2 medium eggs, beaten 1 cup white sugar 1 Tbsp cinnamon Neutral oil for frying Special equipment: Pastry bag with a large star-shaped tip

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#13 - Pot Roast
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Season 2019 - Episode 4

On this episode of Basics, I'm going to show you how to make two different kinds of pot roast: a classic Yankee roast that's as American as apple pie, plus a modern take on the classic French pot roast. Ingredients & Shopping List + For the Basic Pot Roast: 9 carrots, peeled (5 chopped for mirepoix, 4 chopped into larger pieces for roast) 1 small yellow onion, peeled and roughly chopped 5 ribs celery, washed and chopped 1 eye round beef roast Kosher salt Black pepper 1 Tbsp tomato paste 3 cloves garlic 2 bay leaves 2 sprigs of rosemary 2 sprigs thyme 2 cartons beef broth, divided Dry red wine 4 russet potatoes, peeled and quartered Special equipment: dutch oven or braising pot + For the Fancy-Ass Pot Roast: 1 rib celery, chopped 2 sprigs parsley, plus an additional 1/2 cup chopped parsley 2 cloves garlic 2 sprigs thyme 3 bay leaves 1 small yellow onion, halved 2 whole cloves 1 leek, sliced (just the white part) 1/2 tsp whole peppercorns Kosher salt Black pepper 4 boneless short ribs 2 marrow bones, about 4-5 inches in length Water or beef broth for braising 6 cornichons, finely chopped 1/4 cup finely minced chives 2 Tbsp dijon mustard Dash of white wine vinegar 1 lb red potatoes, halved 4 carrots, peeled, quartered, and cut into 4-inch segments 1 bunch asparagus, halved Flaky sea salt Special equipment: dutch oven or braising pot, mesh sieve

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#14 - Blender Soups
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Season 2019 - Episode 5

On this episode of Basics, I'm showing you how to make two great soups that you can use your blender for: elote soup and classic tomato soup. Ingredients & Shopping List + For the Elote Soup: 4 ears of corn 1/2 yellow onion, diced 2 Tbsp butter, plus an additional 6 Tbsp for brown butter 1 cup chicken stock Dash each of paprika, cumin, and cayenne 1/2 cup heavy cream 1-2 Tbsp sugar, to taste White pepper, to taste Kosher salt, to taste 3 slices crispy bacon 2 jalapeños, sliced 1/2 cup cotija cheese + For the Tomato Soup: 1 shallot, finely minced 1 clove garlic, finely minced 2 Tbsp unsalted buter 1 Tbsp tomato paste Dash of oregano 1 28oz can of San Marzano tomatoes 1 cup water 1 tsp molasses 1 slice white bread, crust removed Olive oil Sugar, to taste Kosher salt, to taste Heavy cream (if desired) + For the grilled cheese croutons: Mayonnaise (to coat outer sides of bread) Sliced bread of choice American cheese 1 Tbsp butter to grease the pan Special Equipment: High powered blender

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#15 - Chicken Tikka Masala
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Season 2019 - Episode 6

One of my favorite curries is the beloved chicken tikka masala. You can make this dish at home by making your own curry powder and tikka masala sauce. Shopping List: + For the curry powder: 1 stick cinnamon 1 whole nutmeg 2 dried bay leaves 1 Tbsp whole cloves 2 Tbsp cumin seeds 3 Tbsp coriander seeds 1 Tbsp cardamom 1 tsp red pepper flakes + For the chicken tikka masala marinade: 1 cup full fat yogurt 2 inches ginger, grated 2 garlic cloves, grated 1 Tbsp of the homemade curry powder (above) Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper Drizzle of olive oil 3 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (cut into 1-inch cubes) + For the tikka masala sauce 2 inches ginger, grated 1/2 small yellow onion, finely minced 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 small bird's eye chili, finely minced 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Tbsp tomato paste 1 heaping Tbsp homemade curry powder (above) 1 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes Pinch of white sugar 3/4 cup heavy cream Optional: serve with long grain basmati rice and cilantro garnish Special Equipment: Spice grinder or coffee grinder

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#16 - Quesadillas
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Season 2019 - Episode 7

This week, the Babish Culinary Universe is going through a serious cheese phase. No, I'm not upset about it either. Pop a lactose supplement and lube up your favorite frying pan, because we're about to make taco night look like a punk. Ingredients & Shopping List + For the chicken quesadillas: Sharp cheddar cheese, grated Monterey jack cheese, grated 3 chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded thin Flour tortillas Sauteed peppers and onions (optional) 2-3 Tbsp oil per quesadilla Guac, salsa, and sour cream for serving + For the chicken marinade: 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp oregano 1 Tbsp cumin 1 tsp cayenne 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp white sugar 1 lime, juiced 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp freshly ground pepper + For the steak quesadillas: 1 skirt or hangar steak Salt and pepper Vegetable oil Diced onion and pepper (to cook after the steak) Monterey jack cheese, grated Sharp cheddar cheese, grated Flour tortillas + For the vegetarian quesadillas 1 zucchini, finely chopped 1 can corn, drained and rinsed Vegetable oil Monterey jack cheese, grated Sharp cheddar cheese, grated Flour tortillas + Fo the guac: 2 avocados 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1 large jalapeno, seeded and diced 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 lime, juiced Cumin, to taste Salt and pepper, to taste

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#17 - Cheese Dips
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Season 2019 - Episode 8

It’s a societal responsibility to, at one point or another, provide some kind of dip for a group of hungry party goers - and we’ve all known the anguish of seeing our painstakingly-prepared party provisions go virtually untouched, while Jeff from down the street practically has his bowl licked clean. Well, now it’s your turn - let’s get down to Basics. Ingredients & Shopping List + For the Pimento Cheese Ball: 4 ounces cream cheese 8 ounces sharp yellow cheddar 4 ounce jar of diced pimento peppers Dash of Worcestershire sauce Dash of hot sauce 6-8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped Chives, finely chopped (for garnish) Toast or crackers (for serving) + For the Beer Cheese Dip: 2 lbs sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 Tbsp corn starch 1 can Mexican beer (like Modelo) 1/4 cup chopped red pepper Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1 jalapeno, sliced Tortilla chips (for serving) + For the Queso Fundido: 8 ounces jack cheese, grated 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated Tortilla chips (for serving) + For the Spinach and Artichoke Dip: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 8 ounces low moisture mozzarella, grated 2 ounces romano cheese, grated 2 ounces parmesan, grated 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 cups frozen spinach 3 cloves garlic, grated 1/2 cup artichoke hearts Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper Toast or crackers (for serving) + Special equipment: Food processor Oven safe skillets, pans, or serving vessels

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#18 - Pulled Pork
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Season 2019 - Episode 9

With summer (hopefully?) right around the corner, backyards across the nation and the world are poised to get lost in a haze of blue smoke. Pulled pork can be a daunting task for a newcomer to the world of slow-and-low barbecue, but with some help from The National Pork Board, we'll make a pitmaster of you yet.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#19 - Coffee
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Season 2019 - Episode 10

Here's how to master making the perfect cup of coffee at home using a french press, Chemex, or AeroPress. Ingredients & Special Equipment: + Your favorite coffee + Water + Chemex, french press, or AeroPress

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#20 - Healthy Meals
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Season 2019 - Episode 11

Introducing my first episode of healthy meals on Basics! My advice is stick to lean proteins, green vegetables, and cut out as much sugar as you can. Ingredients & Shopping List + For the cashew cream: Cashews (raw and unsalted) Water + For the Overnight Oats (366 calories, 17g fat, 9g protein, 40g carbs per serving) 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 1/4 cup chia seeds 1/4 cup cashew cream, diluted with 3/4 cup water to make cashew milk Vanilla Extract Artificial sweetener of your choice Pinch of kosher salt Berries and mint for topping + For the Turkey Bacon BLT (357 calories, 9g fat, 36g protein, 37g carbs per serving) 4 slices low-fat turkey bacon 3 Tbsp cashew cream with sprinkles of mustard powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper (to make "mayo") 1 heirloom tomato, thinly sliced Sprouted whole wheat bread, lightly toasted Spinach or butter lettuce + For the Cashew Chicken Salad (439 calories, 18g fat, 52g protein, 17g carbs per serving) 3 chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded to a uniform thin-ness 2-3 Tbsp cashew cream 1 apple, diced 4 green onions, minced 2-3 Tbsp minced parsley Sprinkle of curry powder Kosher salt and black pepper + For the Shrimp Pasta with Garlic and Basil (472 calories, 14g fat, 30g protein, 42g carbs per serving) 4 ounces red lentil pasta 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided 1/2 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined (shells optionally reserved) 1 shallot, finely minced 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp dried oregano 8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup packed basil leaves, minced 1/4 cup dry white wine (optional) 1/4 cup cashew cream 1/4 cup packed parsley, minced Special Equipment: High powered blender (for cashew cream)

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

Last updated: oct 26, 2020

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