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Lesson Overview

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.

A perfectly-cooked steak is a very personal thi…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • understand how to properly prepare steak for cooking
  • describe the importance of tempering steak before cooking
  • identify the different ways you can temper steak
  • describe when to season steak and why
  • cook steak to maintain maximum juiciness
  • make a quick pan sauce for your steak
  • understand why resting steak is important
  • understand two different techniques used to cook steak
  • understand the importance of cooking temperatures and times when cooking steak
  • use a couple of different techniques for checking steak doneness

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: How to Prep & Cook Premium Steaks 3 mins
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment 2 mins
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3. Unwrapping, Tempering and Seasoning Steaks 6 mins
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4. Cooking Steak | Flip-Once vs. Flip-Often 3 mins
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5. Cooking & Determining Steak Doneness 4 mins
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6. Resting Steaks 2 mins
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7. Making a Pan Sauce for Steak 2 mins
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8. Cooking Steaks | In a Pan or on the Grill? 2 mins
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9. Practice Activities 45 mins
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10. Practice Activities & Recipes 45 mins
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11. Lesson Quiz 20 mins
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Finish Line 2 hrs 14 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

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

Prerequisites & Related Lessons

Please consider these additional lessons to support your learning and discovery. Some of these lessons are prerequisites that may help contextualize what you are learning and form a baseline of knowledge and skill. Other lessons are related and may help you explore next steps or dive deeper on a learning topic.
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What People Are Saying

David M "I made steaks last night using all of the tips in the videos. What a difference it made! Dinner was delicious :)" David M. ★★★★★
Default profile "I made steaks last night using all of the tips in the videos. What a difference it made! Dinner was delicious :)" ★★★★★
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Default profile "I enjoyed this lesson." ★★★★
Default profile "I prepared a beef tenderloin last weekend and it was awesome! Useful lesson." ★★★★★
Default profile "Great Course! I went from knowing very little about Steak or Even cuts of steak. Now I can buy, prepare, cook, and season my own steaks that taste better than that of a restaurants, I passed all the quizzes with 100%, this course really took my interest and I will continue to do more." ★★★★★
Default profile "I have tried all methods and agree that they are correct." ★★★★★
Default profile "was very helpful!!" ★★★★
Default profile "Thought I knew how to cook a steak and make a pan sauce but I learnt heaps!!" ★★★★★
Default profile "It was very useful." ★★★★★
Default profile "Loved how you explained the "why" on this one instead of just the "what". Makes for a more intimate learning experience. You do this often, just liked in particular how you did it here." ★★★★★
Default profile "Interesting to learn about the flip-often method, I didnt know about that. I also didnt know about drying a steak in the fridge and using a rack when resting. Good lesson, easy to follow." ★★★★★
Default profile "Good information but I found the breakdown of lessons very time consuming." ★★★
Default profile "This course improved the taste of meats. I really did not know how to properly manage my meats. Very simple steps really make a big difference." ★★★★★
Default profile "It's great to learn how to cook a proper steak!" ★★★★★
Default profile "Had me in the first half but I persevered" ★★★★
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21 Videos | 11 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: How to Prep & Cook Premium Steaks
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: Unwrapping, Tempering and Seasoning Steaks
Task 4: Cooking Steak | Flip-Once vs. Flip-Often
Task 5: Cooking & Determining Steak Doneness
Task 6: Resting Steaks
Task 7: Making a Pan Sauce for Steak
Task 8: Cooking Steaks | In a Pan or on the Grill?

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