Growing up, the only way I knew how to cook steak was on the grill. And I gotta admit that bringing flame to meat was, and still is, a satisfyingly primal expression of the culinary arts. However, over the years, I've found that great steaks can indeed be cooked on the grill, and so each time it's time to cook a steak, I gotta make the grill or not to grill call.
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While I love to cook steaks indoors, in a cast iron pan, getting out over the open flames, on a grill satisfies a primal need to bring fire and meat together. It also, joyfully, imparts an awesome flavor to a great steak. But alas, how to grill a perfect steak still eludes many folks, and I've seen and eaten to many prime cuts of beef, that were tortured on the grill.
I see people (including myself) cooking boneless skinless chicken breasts all the time….they are so simple to do, and have a ton of great uses. However, there’s always something special about cooking meat on the bone, and here, I’m going to show you how to roast off the perfect bone-in chicken breast.
Learning how to brine will benefit you not just for the Thanksgiving Turkey, but throughout the year. And fortunately, it is so simple, that with a quick read, and a view my “How to Brine” video, you’ll have it mastered in no time. With a good brine your recipe (whether it be pork, chicken or seafood) will turn out more tender, more juicy and more flavorful. So...why not start brining?
Chicken may be the ubiquitous of meats, and the boneless, skinless breasts the most ubiquitous of chicken cuts. They are pretty cheap, very versatile, and just about everyone likes them…if they are cooked well. In this video, I’m going to show my favorite way to cook boneless chicken breasts.
Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite things to cook. It is tremendously versatile, works great with all kinds of other ingredients, and is one of the leaner healthier meats available. That said, to fully appreciate it, it needs to be cooked well, and there are some specific do’s and don’ts that will ensure insure a tasty, tender, and moist pork tenderloin. Below, and in the video, I explain how to cook a pork tenderloin, and I think you may be surprise with how simple and quick it is. Hope you find this cooking technique helpful, and enjoy you pork tenderloin!
There are a lot of ways to cook pork chops, and unfortunately I can’t cover them in all here. However, I can show one of my absolute favorites, and the one that I think every home cook needs to know – Pan Roasting. A pan roasted pork chop (assuming you use the right techniques) has a great sear on the outside which creates little caramelized bit and pieces that have a ton of flavor. At the s
In this cooking video, I want to show you a technique for poaching an egg. I most commonly see poached eggs on an Eggs Benedict, which is one of my favorites, and for years, had trouble making them come out well. Now, I’m not going to say it’s super easy, as it does require a bit of practice, but there are a few tricks of the trade that will definitely help you be more successful. I’ve liste
OK…before I catch too much grief about how wrong I am in my description of The Perfect Burger, allow me a few disclaimers. I love grilling burgers. If given the choice, I’d grill a burger over frying it. However, a poorly made and cooked burger, even over a grill is still going to be a crap burger.
Chopping celery, and just about all prep work is pretty boring. And the longer it takes, the worse it is. So why not learn the right techniques that will enable to get through the job that much faster? Here, I show you how to do just that. It's actually a pretty simple technique and not really any different than chopping a lot of vegetables and other ingredients. It's important to learn if