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Updated on Jan 19, 2020. Posted on Nov 7, 2017

Could You Cook For Gordon Ramsay Without Being Yelled At?

~please don't call me an idiot sandwich~

Gordon Ramsay ― the shit-talking chef who knows what he likes and isn't afraid to show it.

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When he likes something, he really likes it ― but when he doesn't, he isn't afraid to tell you (YOU DONKEY!).

So, do you think you have what it takes to impress Gordon with your cooking skills? Let's find out...

  1. Gordon loves a nice medium-rare steak. What temperature should you cook it to?

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    Medium-rare steak is cooked to 120-130°F.

    Anything above that temperature would be pushing into the medium territory which is NOT what Gordon would want. Learn more about cooking steaks here.

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  2. And he loves a classic béarnaise sauce to go with it. What ingredient doesn't belong in a béarnaise sauce?

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    A béarnaise is a classic sauce typically served over steak.

    It's made with clarified butter, egg yolks, vinegar, and herbs. If you put red wine in it, Gordon would NOT be happy (and would probably throw it in the trash, TBH). Learn how to make it here.

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  3. Gordon is also a stickler for proper technique. He expects diced carrots to look like:

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    A Gordon-worthy dice is a cube that measures half an inch on all sides.

    Learn how to do it here.

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  4. And julienned carrots to look like:

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    A Gordon-worthy julienne is a matchstick that measures 1/8 inch by 1/8 inch by one to two inches long.

    Learn how to do it here.

  5. And if Gordon told you to turn those carrots into a mirepoix, you would use a ratio of:

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    Mirepoix is made with one part celery, one part carrot, and two parts onion...

    And don't you dare mess it up, DONKEY! Learn how to make it here.

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  6. If he says to sweat the mirepoix, you should:

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    Wrong! 

    To sweat vegetables, cook them in a small amount of fat until just softened.

    If you get any browning on them (which means you messed up and sautéed them), Gordon will NOT be happy. Learn how to do it here.

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  7. And if he tells you to deglaze the pan, you should:

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    To deglaze a pan, add liquid (usually wine) to remove the brown bits.

    This gives sauces a ton of flavor ― and wasting the brown bits would be a sure way to make Gordon angry. Learn how to do it here.

  8. He says he wants a pepper that's not too hot. You grab:

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    Poblano peppers are not very hot.

    They have an earthy flavor similar to bell peppers. When they're dried, they're called ancho chilis. Learn more about them here.

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  9. And a spice that's not too hot:

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    Paprika is not very hot.

    It has a smoky, sweet flavor with little heat. Learn more about it here.

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  10. And finally (phew), he asks you to grab a New York strip steak. You grab:

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    Wrong! 

    A New York strip steak is from the short loin of a cow.

    It's a tender cut of meat that's perfect for grilling. Learn more about it here.

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