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Lesson Overview

One of the main reasons why high-end steak houses serve incredible steaks is because they know how to identify premium cuts of beef and apply the correct technique in its preparation.

Because there are so many different steaks available, identifying a quality cut can be an overwhelming experie…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • identify the types of premium beef cuts for steak
  • identify where premium steaks come from on the steer
  • identify the key factors to look for when choosing a steak
  • understand the importance of marbling in steaks
  • describe aging and its importance in producing quality steaks
  • select the right steak for the right occasion

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: Beef | Premium Cuts of Steak 2 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. What are Premium Steaks? 5 mins
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4. Determining Quality of Steaks 2 mins
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5. Why Butchers Age Beef 2 mins
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6. Choosing Premium Cuts of Steak 20 mins
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7. Labeling Sections of the Cow 5 mins
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8. Practice Recipes 40 mins
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9. Lesson Quiz 15 mins
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Finish Line 1 hr 33 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.

Prerequisites & Related Lessons

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How to Prep & Cook Premium Steaks

11 Tasks | 21 Videos | 4 Recipes | 2 hrs 14 mins

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16 Videos | 9 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: Beef | Premium Cuts of Steak
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: What are Premium Steaks?
Task 4: Determining Quality of Steaks
Task 5: Why Butchers Age Beef
Task 6: Choosing Premium Cuts of Steak
Task 7: Labeling Sections of the Cow
Task 8: Practice Recipes

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