Brendan McDermott

25 Essential Grilling Techniques

Brendan McDermott
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Meet your instructor and grill master, Brendan McDermott! In this lesson, you'll begin with an overview of the pros and cons of both gas and charcoal grills. You'll also learn about the different types of fuel you can use in your charcoal grill. Plus, find out Brendan's favorite fuel combinations.
Discover the best ways to build a fire on your charcoal grill, including how to use a chimney starter. Then Brendan will review how to configure your coals for different types of cooking. You'll also cover what grill temperature is ideal for a variety of proteins, including whole chickens and thinner cuts of meat.
First on the grill: Chicken! You'll learn how to cook with foil-wrapped bricks and the secret behind grilling a spatchcocked whole chicken. Then, Brendan will teach you how to test for doneness without slicing or puncturing your bird. Finally, you'll master a crispy-skinned chicken!
Next up: Burgers and sausages! Brendan shares his secrets for perfectly flat and juicy burgers and how to cook sausages without them splitting! As a bonus, you'll get Brendan's take on the best condiments for a perfect bite every time.
Get your steaks ready! This lesson covers the best steak cuts of beef for the grill and how to configure your coals. You'll also learn to make dry rubs that are delicious with any type of meat! Finally, Brendan demonstrates how to make a tasty pan sauce right on the grill.
From under the sea to the top of your grill grate, Brendan covers the best types of seafood for grilling. He'll also help you understand the techniques you need to grill seafood perfectly without sticking!
It's time to focus on side dishes and dessert! First, Brendan explores three different ways to grill corn on the cob. Then you'll get his tips for achieving a nice char on your vegetables while maintaining an al dente texture. Finally, Brendan will make a delicious grilled peach dessert that everyone will devour.
 
 
7 Lessons
1  hrs 14  mins

Get ready to learn 25 essential grilling techniques for your best meals yet! Join professional chef, cooking instructor and Craftsy favorite Brendan McDermott in this exciting mini-class as he shares his tried-and-true grilling tips and tricks and recipes that are sure to please. Start by exploring the pros and cons of both gas and charcoal grills. Then, get Brendan’s take on what fuel is best for your grill and find out how to start your fire in a flash! Next, Brendan walks you through several ways to cook chicken on the grill, including under foil-wrapped bricks for amazingly juicy results. Moving on, find out how to grill the best burgers and sausages around and how to cook steak so that it’s juicy and tender every single time. Brendan even shares his tips for grilling fish and vegetables to perfection. Finally, whip up a delicious grilled peach dessert that’s sure to become a family favorite.

Brendan McDermott

Chef Brendan McDermott's culinary technique was honed at acclaimed New York City restaurants, and his knife skills classes have been lauded by New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. Today, he is a highly sought-after instructor, both at Chicago's Kendall College and here on Craftsy, where he also teaches Complete Knife Skills and 20 Essential Cooking Techniques.

Brendan McDermott

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