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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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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