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Cooking the Perfect Steak

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Perfectly cook a variety of steaks and recreate favorite sides and sauces with tips and techniques from America’s meat guru, Bruce Aidells!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Bruce Aidells
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Make the most of every steak with essential techniques from award-winning cookbook author and founder of Aidells Sausage Company, Bruce Aidells. First, learn how to consider marbling, smell and color when selecting good beef. Then, discover techniques you’'ll wonder how you lived without as you cook favorite steak cuts, from rib eye and filet mignon to porterhouse and skirt steak. Next, Bruce will show you how to get the best results using three key cooking methods: pan-broiling, pan-sautéing and grilling. You’ll even get tips for gauging doneness, so that every bite is perfectly cooked and delicious. Plus, enjoy recipes for classic steakhouse sides, rubs and sauces to complement the steaks you’ll cook in this class.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Steak 101
Meet America's meat guru, Bruce Aidells, and dive right into learning about qualities to look for when shopping for a great steak, and which cut to choose.
2. Pan-Broiling & Roasting Steak
3. Pan-Sautéing Steaks
4. Grilling Steaks on a Charcoal Grill
5. The Steakhouse Experience at Home
6. Measuring Doneness
7. Knives, Carving & Condiments

Taught by

Bruce Aidells
Bruce Aidells
Bruce Aidells is an award-winning cookbook author, television host and owner of the national sausage brand, Aidells Sausage Company. He has written 12 cookbooks, including the IACP Julia Child award-winning Hot Links and Country Flavors, and James Beard Award nominees The Complete Meat Cookbook and Bruce Aidells’s Complete Book of Pork. He has appeared as an expert chef on television shows such as Today and Martha Stewart Living, and serves as host of his own show, Good Cookin’ with Bruce Aidells.

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