How to Cook Steak

How to cook steak just got easier. This collection of how to cook steak instructional video recipes and supporting online cooking school video steak lessons, might just change the way you cook steak forever.

Good news is that how-to steak cooking techniques are not all that difficult. So, before you jump right in and try to reproduce that perfect steakhouse steak, take a few minutes and review the how to steak cooking lessons and techniques in this section.

These lessons cover premium beef cuts for steak, prepping your steak for cooking and different steak cooking techniques. From here, you can select a practice steak recipe from the right to begin your steak cooking experiences. You can also use your new steak cooking skills to start making up your own steak recipes, just like professional chefs do.

Video Cooking School Classes

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Prepping Premium Steaks for Cooking

Most people, in their eagerness to enjoy a good steak, unwrap their steaks straight from the refrigerator and immediately drop them onto the grill or into a pan but a GREAT steak needs a bit more care and attention BEFORE the cooking even begins.

In this lesson, you will learn how to prep, temper and season premium steaks prior to cooking. These simple steps that are taken to prep a premium steak prior to cooking are the tricks of the trade that very few people or cooks practice but these simple steps are guaranteed to positively change your steak experiences forever.

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How to Cook Premium Steaks

A perfectly-cooked steak is a very personal thing. Everyone likes their steak cooked a particular way and to a certain doneness; however, cooking a steak to the perfect doneness consistently can be a challenge - even for a pro. In fact, even amongst professional cooks, there is a debate on how to achieve this.

In this lesson, you will learn how to cook premium steaks using two different methods: the flip-once method and the flip-often method. We will compare the results of each so you can practice and discover which method you might prefer. We will show you how to determine doneness and why it is vital to rest meat prior to serving. You will also learn about the advantages of cooking steaks on the grill and in a pan.

Finally, using the pan method, we will teach you how to make a quick and delicious sauce to accompany your steak.

By learning just a few simple techniques, you will be able to confidently and consistently cook moist and juicy steaks every time.

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Beef | Premium Cuts of Steak

One of the main reasons why high-end steak houses serve incredible steaks is because they know how to identify premium cuts of beef.

Before the cooking even starts, the first step in duplicating that restaurant-quality steak at home is to understand what you are buying and what to look for in a premium cut. Because there are so many different steaks available, identifying a quality cut can be an overwhelming experience; however, the good news is once you learn some very basic knowledge, it will be extremely easy to go to the market and spot a quality steak.

In this lesson, you will learn how to identify the most popular premium cuts of steak that are on the market. You will also learn about the importance of marbling…and how the type of aging impacts both the quality and cost of meat. You will also learn a few tips for how to choose the most appropriate steak to suit the type of meal you are making. Although many delicious steaks come from various parts of the steer, in this lesson, we are going to focus on the premium cuts of beef.

By learning how to choose premium steaks, not only will you be spending your money wisely but you will be well on your way to creating delicious, restaurant-quality steaks at home.

Cooking Video Techniques

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Tempering Steaks

This instructional cooking video on Tempering Steaks, is part of the Rouxbe Cooking School.

This cooking video is taken from the lesson on
Prepping Premium Steaks for Cooking .

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Cooking Steak | Flip-Once vs. Flip-Often

This instructional cooking video on Cooking Steak | Flip-Once vs. Flip-Often, is part of the Rouxbe Cooking School.

This cooking video is taken from the lesson on
How to Cook Premium Steaks.

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Resting Steaks

This instructional cooking video on Resting Steaks, is part of the Rouxbe Cooking School.

This cooking video is taken from the lesson on
How to Cook Premium Steaks.

Instructional Video & Text Recipes

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Beef Tenderloin w/ Red Wine Sauce

An elegant, yet simple dish. Pan-fried beef tenderloin is served with a delicious sauce made with shallots, red wine and dark chicken stock.

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Caprese-Style Steak

Pan-fried steaks are served over a light arugula salad and topped with a sauce made of cherry tomatoes, garlic, white wine and cambozola cheese.

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Beef Tenderloin w/ Peppercorn Sauce | Steak au Poivre

This beef tenderloin is served with a rich and elegant peppercorn sauce.

Cooking Video Tips

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How to Clean and Portion a Whole Beef Tenderloin

Buying and cutting up a whole beef tenderloin is a great way to save money. You can cut a steak to any thickness and also use the smaller, leftover pieces of beef to use in a stir fry.

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Tips on Buying Beef Tenderloin Steaks

When selecting a cut of steak such as beef tenderloin, the marbling is what you should be looking for. Marbling, as well as some fat, is what makes the cut of steak incredibly juicy.

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How to Properly Heat a Pan

Are you tired of prying off chicken that has stuck to a pan? Did you know that if you properly preheat your pan to the right temperature before you start to cook, food will not stick to the bottom.

This is a cooking tip that will change the way you use your stainless steel cookware forever.