Here’s a great collection of videos showing you how to break down meat and fish. It can be intimidating to know how to break down whole animals or joints, but if you know what you’re doing it can be a great way to get most out of your purchase and open up a whole range of new recipes. Plus, there’s a certain satisfaction in having the skill and confidence.
First-up, Gordon Ramsay shows you how to break down a chicken into breast, thighs and drumsticks. Of course, this could be applied to most birds. See how to break down a turkey here.
A well French trimmed rack of lamb is a sight to behold, especially at Easter time. This video from a Culinary Institute of America chef shows you how – he actually uses butcher’s twine to clean the bones.
Beef tenderloin is a hefty piece of meat, but actually pretty simple to clean, plus buying it whole is so much more cost effective than buying individual fillets. Further down you'll find a guide to 60 different beef cuts and how to cook them (click to enlarge).
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If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a whole salmon then take a look at this video from ChefSteps. You’ll be eating delicious, home-butchered salmon for weeks!
Eating lobster can be a messy business. Here’s how to get the most out of the animal.
Finally, another one from ChefSteps – how beautiful are these halibut fillets?