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The Secrets to UN-Sucky Chicken Breasts

Let’s face it, boneless skinless chicken breasts, perhaps single most common meat on the American dinner plate, often taste like crap. They can dry out easily. They can be tough. Or if they aren’t tough, they’re often flappy and chewy. And they can taste like cardboard. The reality is, chicken...

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...

How to Cook a Porterhouse Steak

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,...

Eight Tips to Cook the Perfect Burger

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. H owever , a poorly made and cooked burger, even over a grill is still going to be a crap...

How to Sear a Scallop

One of my favorite foods to cook is scallops…which is great, because they are also one of my wife’s favorite foods to eat. The flavor is mild, fresh and clean (assuming you have good scallops) and they go really well with so many other foods, and different preparations. In this cooking video, I...

How to Sear Steak

Have you ever had a really bad steak? One with a grey looking, and blah tasting outside & a dry, chewy and gross inside. Of course you have, we all have….and we all never want to have one again. Knowing how to sear a steak properly, is going to save you from having to choke down similar "steak...

How to Sear

I would say that at least 3 out of 5 dishes I make, require I sear something. There are 1, 000s of cooking techniques, with more invented all time. No one can know them all, but everyone, that has any desire to cook at all, needs to know how to sear. Most of the time when I talk about searing, I’m...
Dave Beaulieu September 6th, 2011 Beef

How to Sear a Chicken Breast

One of the most important, yet mis-understood and poorly performed cooking techniques is searing, also called pan searing. When you sear meat, you create an intense layer of flavor where the proteins brown/caramelize, literally changing their chemical composition. The result, is the development of...

Five Rules for the Perfect Steak

I get a lot of questions about how to cook steaks and other red meat. And while there are certainly some challenges, with the right game plan, it’s not difficult to cook the perfect steak everytime . I’m going to leave “red meat” (in which I’d include roasts, short ribs, rack of lamb, venison, bear...

How to Pan Roast Steaks

I love a grilled steak. Getting the beautiful smoky char on the outside of the meat adds a great flavor and texture, but the grill is not your only steak option. Too many of my friends don’t think about cooking a steak “indoors”, but really there’s no reason they shouldn’t. In fact, pan roasting a...

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