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Old 07-15-2018, 08:29 AM   #1
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Just joined the Sous Vide club

GF gifted me with a beautiful sous vide machine for my b day this week..I'm really looking forward to using it now..I was a bit indifferent to it in the past as I felt that food was already good enough with our more traditional methods of preparing them..tonight's first attempt will be steak, which is probably what most people use it for..hoping to get some ideas as we move forward...so if anybody here has any suggestions, let me know..I'm open..

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Old 07-15-2018, 09:17 AM   #2
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Steaks are very popular this way. But I do recommend experimenting with cheaper cuts. Beef cheeks sous vide make great tacos. Chuck Roast makes a great steak. Chuck Roast Steak with Mushroom Sauce / Sous Vide

Have not tried it but hear that corn is great this way. Its on my list to try soon.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:50 AM   #3
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I love mine. It is great for steaks. Pork tenderloin is another good meat for sous vide. I also get great results with fish in the sous vide.

I'm guessing you know that you have to sear your proteins after cooking sous vide. I use a Searsall, but a scorching hot skillet works, too.

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Old 07-15-2018, 12:04 PM   #4
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I love mine. It is great for steaks. Pork tenderloin is another good meat for sous vide. I also get great results with fish in the sous vide.

I'm guessing you know that you have to sear your proteins after cooking sous vide. I use a Searsall, but a scorching hot skillet works, too.

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My oven has a wicked hot broiler element so I set it on high for bit with the pan on the top rack, then take it out and let it sit on a high burner for another few minutes..works great, stays very hot for searing both sides..
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:06 PM   #5
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Steaks are very popular this way. But I do recommend experimenting with cheaper cuts. Beef cheeks sous vide make great tacos. Chuck Roast makes a great steak. Chuck Roast Steak with Mushroom Sauce / Sous Vide

Have not tried it but hear that corn is great this way. Its on my list to try soon.
I am looking forward to trying as much as I can..I enjoy the fact that I can come home to something that is almost done and won't take too much more work or waiting to eat..
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:22 PM   #6
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I haven’t used my Anova in quite a while, but when I was using it on a regular basis, I mostly cooked seafood and chicken. A chicken breast cooked sous vide is a lovely thing, never dry and perfect for a lunch platter when sliced and topped with a light sauce or dressing. Shrimp, I found, get an odd texture, and benefit from a quick finish in a sauté pan or the grill (or one of those kitchen torches). I know I made meat with it as well, but I really don’t recall the experience; we don’t eat much meat at my house. I think I did a couple of filets once, and finished them in a cast iron skillet. All-in-all, though, I’d have to say poached chicken breasts were my favorite application of the machine.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:31 PM   #7
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I haven’t used my Anova in quite a while, but when I was using it on a regular basis, I mostly cooked seafood and chicken. A chicken breast cooked sous vide is a lovely thing, never dry and perfect for a lunch platter when sliced and topped with a light sauce or dressing. Shrimp, I found, get an odd texture, and benefit from a quick finish in a sauté pan or the grill (or one of those kitchen torches). I know I made meat with it as well, but I really don’t recall the experience; we don’t eat much meat at my house. I think I did a couple of filets once, and finished them in a cast iron skillet. All-in-all, though, I’d have to say poached chicken breasts were my favorite application of the machine.
Good to know..that will likely be my next meal..I have been reading up on things and, as per usual, I am experiencing information overload. Like anything else, trial and error is probably the best way to learn..
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:33 PM   #8
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Check out the Serious Eats site. They have a lot of info and recipes for sous vide.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:36 PM   #9
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Check out the Serious Eats site. They have a lot of info and recipes for sous vide.
Will do, Andy..thanks!
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:19 PM   #10
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What a great gift Roch! I'm thinking you have the professional machine? I have the portable Anova and I'm still experimenting with it, so we'll learn together.
I was the least impressed with chicken breasts in mine, and the most impressed with Tri Tip that I don't think you have in Canada?
This will be perfect waiting for you to come home from a long day at work.
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