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The videos below were filmed as part of writing our first book How To Cook The Perfect Steak. They contain lots of useful tips and techniques for selecting and serving perfect steaks. Over the years we’ve taken our steak cooking skills and refined them (along with our video making skills). Our latest set of video is now available in our Master class Series in our store section. In the meantime we really hope you enjoy and take away some great information from these videos.

 

Where the Perfect Steak Starts

This video was filmed on location at one of Australia’s most awarded butcher shops “The Hot Canary” in Bowral NSW. We follow along with master butcher Mick as he breaks down a side of beef. Learning where each cut of meat actually comes from on a beast is valuable learning and Mick gives us some really good tips on what to look for when buying steak and how he prepares his favourite cut of meat.

 

Where the Perfect Steak Starts -2

Back from the property I take the beautiful Certified Australian Angus Beef (CAAB) filet I picked up and cook it for the family. I pair it up with herb butter, and a fresh garden salad. I’m sorry you weren’t here to share it with us, it was melt in the mouth tender.

Where Each Cut Comes From

This video was filmed on location at one of Australia’s most awarded butcher shops “The Hot Canary” in Bowral NSW. We follow along with master butcher Mick as he breaks down a side of beef. Learning where each cut of meat actually comes from on a beast is valuable learning and Mick gives us some really good tips on what to look for when buying steak and how he prepares his favourite cut of meat.

Good Preparation Makes Great Steaks:

As steak chefs, we know how long it is going to take for us to cook and then rest our steaks. It’s all laid out in the charts for us, the trick is making sure that we prepare so that everyone else is ready (Are the salads made, is the table set?). We want our steaks to be the hero of the day and like all good heros arrive BANG on time to save the day. Prepare in advance and make it look easy!

Accompaniments to The Perfect Steak:

As steak chefs, we know how long it is going to take for us to cook and then rest our steaks. It’s all laid out in the charts for us, the trick is making sure that we prepare so that everyone else is ready (Are the salads made, is the table set?). We want our steaks to be the hero of the day and like all good heros arrive BANG on time to save the day. Prepare in advance and make it look easy!

Red Wine Jus Recipes:

I love a full-bodied sauce or jus to enhance the flavour of a steak and my original-recipe red wine jus is the perfect side sauce. This video follows along as I whip up my red wine jus. I’ve included the recipe in the book but by watching as well as reading how it’s done I hope to make it that bit easier for you to recreate the recipe yourself.

The Perfect Chip Recipe:

Who doesn’t like crunchy chips with their steak? This recipe shows you how to make the perfect chip, light and fluffy on the inside with extra crunch on the outside. You won’t have seen this technique used anywhere before because, like almost every part of this whole program, I created it myself.

How to Grill – Pressing Down:

This video is in response to a question I was asked on my Youtube Channel about pressing down on the steaks whilst cooking. If you want crisp diamond bar marks on your steak then you really need to press the meat onto the grill. You don’t push so hard as-to to lose juice but just hard enough to create complete between the meat and the grill and effectively brand those bar-marks onto the surface of the steak.

Twist and Turn:

I talk a lot about being a Rock-star of the grill and this video demonstrates the technique I call Twist & Turn™. The Twist and Turn method of cooking steak is designed to achieve two main things, 1) Create the visually appealing diamond bar marks on the surface of the steak whilst 2) Using minimal intervention during the cooking process so-as not to lose juiciness or ruin the outer crust of the meat.

Royal Easter Show:

In this video I catch up with an old friend who’s Chairman of the Sydney Royal Trade Hoof and Carcass Competition and I ask Rob how what they’re doing here today translates into that perfect piece of steak on our plate. If you listen carefully you’ll pick up some real gems of wisdom from these cattlemen.

Turning The Steak:

It sounds like such a simple thing but in this short video I demonstrate the two main things that most people consistently muck-up when they turn steak and how by applying these simple techniques you can achieve a much better end result.

Doneness – The Definitive Guide:

In this video I tackle mans greatest problem; How to tell when the steak is done. In your quest to master cooking the perfect steak there’s probably no single more important point to master than knowing when the steak is cooked to your liking. This video demonstrates some well known and some not-so well known techniques to mastering steak doneness.

Resting The Steak:

Resting the steak is a technique that is often overlooked in serving tender juicy steaks. This video explains why resting the steak is so important and demonstrates in a very visual way what happens when you serve steak without resting it first (stand back, it gets messy!)

Putting it all together – My Signature Steak:

By now you should be really working toward defining what your signature steak is. It should be a steak that you’re confident in preparing and proud to present. Every time you do it should be a little easier than the time before so that it becomes almost second nature. It’s the steak that you become famous for serving amongst your family and friends. In this video I’m proud to prepare my signature steak for you.

Where the Perfect Steaks Starts – Outtakes:

I included this video at the end as a bit of fun. As you can imagine filming these videos hasn’t always been easy and we’ve had lots of mis-takes and “learning experiences”. Having said that, the series has been both a passion and pleasure to film and I really hope that you’ve been able to take away some of the learning’s and apply them to the way you cook and serve steak.

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