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Lesson Overview

Stewing is an ancient form of combination cooking which involves both dry and moist heat. Small pieces of meat and/or vegetables are often first browned and then slowly cooked in a liquid until they become fork tender.

Stews rely on relatively inexpensive and tough cuts of meat and almost any…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • understand what stewing is and how to do it
  • understand how to build flavor into a stew
  • explain how much liquid should be used in a stew
  • identify when a stew has finished cooking
  • know how to thicken and finish the sauce

Course Syllabus

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1. Introduction: Stewing | Combination Cooking
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2. Complete Your Self Assessment
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3. What is a Stew?
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4. Choosing & Preparing Meat for Stewing
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5. Building a Stew
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6. Cooking & Testing Stew for Doneness
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7. Reorder Activity: Stewing Steps
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8. Finishing Sauce for Stew
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9. Practice Activities & Recipes
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10. Lesson Quiz
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Practice Recipes

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

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16 Videos | 10 Tasks
Task 1: Introduction: Stewing | Combination Cooking
Task 2: Complete Your Self Assessment
Task 3: What is a Stew?
Task 4: Choosing & Preparing Meat for Stewing
Task 5: Building a Stew
Task 6: Cooking & Testing Stew for Doneness
Task 7: Reorder Activity: Stewing Steps
Task 8: Finishing Sauce for Stew

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