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How to Cook Filet Mignon in the Oven

In this technique video, I show you how to cook a filet mignon in the oven. While grilling it's great, filet is actually a great cut of steak to cook in the oven - although truth be told, it's actually started on the stove top and then moved to the oven.Continue Reading...

Spinach Salad

In this recipe video, I show you how to make Spaghetti with Artichokes and Tomato. I love recipes like this, because you can make something really tasty and wonderful with just a few ingredients. And you do it in not time at all.Continue Reading...
In this recipe video, I show you how to make Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto & Chicken. Pasta recipes like this one are great, because they taste like they take hours to make, are really quite substantial and flavorful, but can easily be made in under an hour.Continue Reading...

How to Cook Boneless Chicken Breasts

In this cooking video, I show you how to cook boneless skinless chicken breasts. Chicken is one of the most common foods out there, and the boneless skinless chicken breasts, are perhaps the most common cut of chicken. They taste great, provide you cook them right.Continue Reading...

10 Steps for the Perfect Pork Chop

In this cooking video, I show you how to cook a pork chop. Now in reality, there’s a lot of ways to cook a pork chop, but the most common I use, is Pan Roasting. I start by searing the pork chop off in pan on top of the stove and then finish it in a hot oven.Continue Reading...

How to Cook a Perfect Filet Mignon

In this cooking video, I show you how to cook a perfect filet mignon. Filet is generally among the most tender and most expensive cuts of steak, and if you're going to fork over the cash, you better make sure you cook it to perfection.Continue Reading...
In this recipe video, I show you how to make a halibut, crusted with black sesame seeds, and served with a fresh mango salsa. I love to put halibut together with tropical fruits like mango, because they pair so well together.Continue Reading...

Recipes and Techniques

Brown Butter Steak Sauce

The craving: I dream of beefy bites lost in butter.

The palate: utterly rich

The dish: Brown Butter Sauce Over Filet Mignon

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Rosemary Butter Steak Sauce

The craving: Feed me tender steak touched by roasted herb.

The palate: buttery and herbal.

The dish: Filet Mignon with Rosemary Butter

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Blue Cheese Butter Steak Sauce

The craving: Entice me with meat and thrill me with edge.

The palate: racy but creamy.

The dish: New York Strip with Blue Cheese Butter Sauce

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How to Cook Beef Tenderloin

To cook the perfect beef tenderloin, it helps to know a bit about the cut of meat itself. The tenderloin is a long, cylinder shaped muscle that runs along the spine (one on each side) of the cow. It’s the muscle that Filet Mignon are cut from. Because of its location (far from the legs), is does relatively little work, which is one of the main reasons it’s such a tender cut of meat.

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Grilled Chicken Under a Brick

There is something special about cooking a whole chicken. The flavors develop so well, the presentation looks fantastic, and it’s actually easier to keep the meat tender and juicy. I love roasting them whole in the oven, but (especially in summer), you may not want to fire up the oven for a couple hours. That’s when this grilled, Chicken Under a “Brick” recipe comes in so handy.

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How to Grill Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are perhaps, the most under-appreciated cut of the whole bird. Understandably, chicken breasts are the goto for the majority of people, but they are actually much harder to cook well. Thighs have more natural flavor to them, and are more “forgiving” for the home cook. They are less likely to dry out and become tough.

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How Long do you Cook Filet Mignon

Perhaps the most common steak question I get is “How long should I cook Filet Mignon?” 

The short, but likely inaccurate answer, is “about 10-12 minutes”.

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How to Grill a Perfect Filet Mignon

Filet Mignon is often considered the greatest steak cut of them all. It’s unmatched in tenderness. Has a somewhat mild flavor, compared to other cuts, and when cooked right, it nearly guaranteed to please. I’ll frequently cook my filet in the oven, but once it gets warm enough, it’s time to bring the Filets out to the Grill.

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How to Grill New York Steaks

New York Steaks are sometimes called New York Strip Steak, Kansas City Strip Steaks…or just the abbreviated Strip Steaks. It’s is one of the most common cuts in restaurants, from the most expensive Steakhouse to the restaurant chain down the street from you. For good reason. New York Steaks have a great flavor (typically more than a Filet Mignon), while still being very tender and juicy.

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Grilled Ginger Lime Chicken Breasts

Since boneless skinless chicken breasts are both insanely popular and insanely boring on their own, I’m always looking for ways to spice them up with interesting flavor combinations. Here I use two techniques. First, a simple marinade with lime juice and ginger, that gives the chicken a spicy, tangy, umami, flavor.

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