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25 Essential Grilling Techniques

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Learn the techniques you need to grill your best meat, fish, veggies and more!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes and a list of essential grilling tools
  • More than 1 hour of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Brendan McDermott
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Get ready to learn 25 essential grilling techniques for your best meals yet! Join professional chef, cooking instructor and Craftsy favorite Brendan McDermott in this exciting mini-class as he shares his tried-and-true grilling tips and tricks and recipes that are sure to please. Start by exploring the pros and cons of both gas and charcoal grills. Then, get Brendan's take on what fuel is best for your grill and find out how to start your fire in a flash! Next, Brendan walks you through several ways to cook chicken on the grill, including under foil-wrapped bricks for amazingly juicy results. Moving on, find out how to grill the best burgers and sausages around and how to cook steak so that it's juicy and tender every single time. Brendan even shares his tips for grilling fish and vegetables to perfection. Finally, whip up a delicious grilled peach dessert that's sure to become a family favorite.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Grills & Fuels
Meet your instructor and grill master, Brendan McDermott! In this lesson, you'll begin with an overview of the pros and cons of both gas and charcoal grills. You'll also learn about the different types of fuel you can use in your charcoal grill. Plus, find out Brendan's favorite fuel combinations.
2. Starting the Fire
3. Chicken
4. Burgers & Sausages
5. Steak
6. Fish & Seafood
7. Veggies & Fruit

Taught by

Brendan McDermott
Brendan McDermott
Chef Brendan McDermott's culinary technique was honed at acclaimed New York City restaurants, and his knife skills classes have been lauded by New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Today, he is a highly sought-after instructor, both at Chicago's Kendall College and here on Craftsy, where he also teaches Complete Knife Skills and 20 Essential Cooking Techniques.

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