Cooking with Spices
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Cooking with Spices

Learn how to add Bold & Delicious Flavor to Dishes
4.6 (13 ratings)
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125 students enrolled
Created by Vanessa LaBranche
Last updated 4/2018
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 13 articles
  • 13 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Effectively use cooking techniques to create delicious meals using a variety of spices for future meal planning.
  • Students will need to have basic cookware and have most ingredients on hand to execute the recipes.

Welcome to Cooking with Spices-Learn how to add Bold & Delicious Flavor to Dishes!  In this course, you will learn a variety of cooking techniques, such as "sauteing" "toasting" and other helpful techniques used to create tasty dishes of various cuisines using spices. Before leaping into the course and so that you understand upcoming cooking lectures, there is helpful background information about spices and the foundation of how they are used in each cuisine which I call "flavorprints." After each lecture its encouraged to try something that is covered in that section.  Some dishes to look forward to making are Arroz con Pollo (Spanish Chicken & Rice) Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo & Jamaican Style Peas & Rice. 

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for home cooks of all levels and who are looking for new ways of creating dishes with spices. This class is not for home cooks with no basic cooking skills.
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 01:39:25
+ Welcome to the World of Spices: How to use Spices in Cooking for Optimal Flavor
3 lectures 03:42

Introduction video for Cooking with Spices course.

Preview 01:07

After reading this section, you will get a basic understanding of what this course covers in detail.

Overview of Course

General overview of spices.

What are spices? An Introduction
+ The World of Spices: "Flavorprints"
7 lectures 08:54

Flavorprints are ingredients that are commonly used in a cuisine.

Preview 00:32

Flavorful ingredients used in Latin American cuisine.

Flavorprint: Latin American

Flavorful ingredients used in Indian cuisine.

Flavorprint: India

Flavorful ingredients used in Jamaican cuisine.

Flavorprint: Jamaica

Flavorful ingredients used in Chinese cuisine.

Flavorprint: China

Flavorful ingredients used in Creole cuisine.

Flavorprint-Creole West African

Quick video explaining what spices are and suggestions for using in a recipe.

Preview 01:45
+ Ground or Whole Spices: The choice is yours!
4 lectures 07:38

Information about whole spices

Preview 05:39

Information about ground spices.

Preview 01:03

Helpful info on how to store spices properly.

Storage of Spices & Tips

Explanation of ingredients available at an ethnic grocery store.

(Activity) Go to an ethnic grocery store such as an Asian or Indian Supermarket
+ Proper Culinary Techniques when using Spices
4 lectures 11:13

Quick demo on dry pan roasting whole spices.

Dry Pan Roasting Whole Spices

Preview of Madras curry paste recipe.

Sauteeing spice pastes in oil and other aromatics

Demonstration of  how to make spicy paste for upcoming recipe with Noodles.

Recipe-China-Szechuan Paste

Quick video for students to practice a technique.

(Activity) Try practicing one of these techniques or both.
+ Spice Pastes & Spice Rubs. What's the difference?
5 lectures 09:08

Description of the difference between spice pastes and spice rubs.

Spice Pastes & Spice Rubs

Demonstration on how to make curry paste to be used in upcoming recipe of “Beef Madras”

Recipe-India-Madras Curry Paste

Demonstration on how to make sofrito. Used for upcoming recipe for “Arroz con Pollo”

Recipe-Latin American-Sofrito

Visually appealing red oil used in upcoming recipe of “Arroz con Pollo”

Recipe (Latin American) Annatto Oil

Experiment with making one of these spice pastes at home.

(Activity) Make one of the spice pastes listed in this section. S
+ Lets Get Cooking! Using spices for Flavor
7 lectures 58:36

Demonstration of recipe.

(Chinese) Recipe -Stir Fried Noodles with Shrimp & Szechuan Paste

Demonstration of recipe.

Recipe (Creole-origins of West Africa) Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo,

Demonstration of recipe.

Arroz con Pollo (Latin American)

Demonstration of recipe.

Beef Madras-(Indian)

Demonstration of recipe.

Recipe (Jamaica) Jamaican Beef Patties, Peas & Rice, Jerk Rubbed Chicken

Demonstration of recipe.

Jamaican Rice & Peas

Student should test making recipe at home.

(Activity) Test one of these global recipes at home with these techniques
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 00:13

This is the section to download recipes used in this course.

Additional Resources-Recipes in this Course

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