Filet mignon, or “dainty fillet” is among the most coveted cuts from the cow due its lovely, tender texture and subtle flavor. Despite the title of our dish, filet mignon should not be fully cooked in the oven. I first sear the steak on the stove top, then transfer to the oven to finish. This method is my favorite, due to the crispy outside crust and perfectly cooked center, beautifully rare.
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Sometimes, in my more reflective moments, I feel a bit bad for the humble chicken thigh. The thigh is one of the most flavorful, tender, and juicy parts of the chicken, but damn if those breasts don’t get all the love. Now, I’ll say up front, I’ve got nothing against the breast.
Knowing How to Roast a Chicken is something everyone should know, and frankly I’d advocate that it be taught in school as part of the standard curriculum.
A Porterhouse steak is a thing of beauty. Part Filet Mignon. Part New York Strip. It’s the most delicious Frankenstein you’ll ever cook. In this video, I show you how to cook a Porterhouse steak insdie on a pan/in the oven. Of course, even those I'm using the oven, the same techniques used here, apply to the grill as well, which I also love to use.
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.
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
I really like to incorporate nuts in my cooking, and pinenuts are among my favorites. I first used them in making fresh pesto, but soon after, I started throwing them in all kinds of recipes. Like most nuts, pinenuts really benefit from a quick toast, and in this cooking video, I’m going to show you how to do it. Toasting pinenuts (and any nut really) b
There is no reason to be intimidated about cooking a filet mignon. While I have many friends and family that get nervous about steaks…they really are one of the easier things you can cook. To me, the Perfect Filet Mignon has a salty, crispy outside, and tender, juicy, medium rare center. The perfect Filet has aromatic hints of rosemary, and the savory nuttiness of brown butter. Below, and
I love coming up with new recipe for tomatoes, and incorporating sun-dried tomatoes into your dishes open up all kinds of new possibilities. In this technique video, I show you how you can make your own sun-dried tomatoes at home, in the oven. It takes a bit of time, as they roast slowly in a low temperature oven, but there’s so little work involved, you can make them with your eyes closed.