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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 Worst Episodes of Basics with Babish

#1 - 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 #1 Worst episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#2 - 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 #2 Worst episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#3 - 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 #3 Worst episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#4 - 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 #4 Worst episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#5 - 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 #5 Worst episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#6 - 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 #1 Worst episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#7 - 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 #2 Worst episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#8 - 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 #3 Worst episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#9 - 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 #4 Worst episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

#10 - 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 #5 Worst episode of Basics with Babish from 0 votes.

Last updated: oct 26, 2020

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