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Old 12-24-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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Trying sous vide for the first time today!!

My wonderful bf got me a sous vide cook book for Christmas (it's not all sous vide, but that seems to be the general theme)! We are making surf and turf for a late lunch. Yum! Wish me luck!



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Old 12-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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Let us know how it works out!
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #3
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And here I thought you were going to be taking your surf and turf into the hot tub with you

Good luck. As soon as I pick up a duck breast I'm going to be trying it, too.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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And here I thought you were going to be taking your surf and turf into the hot tub with you

Good luck. As soon as I pick up a duck breast I'm going to be trying it, too.
He he he- I don't think the 102 we keep the hot tub at would do it!! I'm maintaining 134-136 (aiming for 135), then we are going to sear on direct heat on the grill, as hot as we can possibly get it. I might have to get my bf a blowtorch for a late Christmas present, then store it in my kitchen. Mwha ha ha ha
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Old 12-24-2012, 03:48 PM   #5
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Wow! The steak turned out PERFECT! The salmon was perfect and juicy too. The only thing I would do different, is maybe cook the steak to 140 (medium) instead of 135 (medium rare). I like MR when it's just the middle, since the rest is cooked more, but when the entire steak is MR it's a little underdone for my taste. But wow, yum, yum yum! I would maybe sear it just a little more too. Definitely need a blowtorch. Cool!!


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Old 12-24-2012, 04:26 PM   #6
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Yay! Looks very nice. I was looking at that cookbook at the bookstore yesterday.
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Looks fantastic..
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #8
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Looks super. Well done.
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Wow! The steak turned out PERFECT! The salmon was perfect and juicy too. The only thing I would do different, is maybe cook the steak to 140 (medium) instead of 135 (medium rare). I like MR when it's just the middle, since the rest is cooked more, but when the entire steak is MR it's a little underdone for my taste. But wow, yum, yum yum! I would maybe sear it just a little more too. Definitely need a blowtorch. Cool!!


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That looks delicious!

I hear you about doneness and sear. How did you sear it? A screaming hot cast iron skillet for a bit longer might get you that crust that would make it perfect.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #10
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Wow! The steak turned out PERFECT! The salmon was perfect and juicy too. The only thing I would do different, is maybe cook the steak to 140 (medium) instead of 135 (medium rare). I like MR when it's just the middle, since the rest is cooked more, but when the entire steak is MR it's a little underdone for my taste. But wow, yum, yum yum! I would maybe sear it just a little more too. Definitely need a blowtorch. Cool!!


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OMG! That beef looks melt in your mouth perfect.
Sweet!
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