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Old 01-27-2021, 07:30 PM   #1
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Arrow It's Here, It's Here!

SQUEEEEEE!

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I finally got my Instant™ Accu Slim Sous Vide
Immersion Circulator.



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I picked it up at our local Best Buy this afternoon.
I had ordered it for curbside pick up at the store.
I'm very impressed with their packaging.
I did a water test and it took 17 minutes from
67° to 140°F, which is the temp that I'm
going to shot for on my maiden voyage with this beauty.
I'm thinkin' that will probably be the hottest
that I'll ever take this to.

I'm going to do this one inch thick, bone-in
gorgeous Pork Chop (it weighs in at over a pound!)
to a juicy mid-rare.

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I'll do some Roasted Baby Reds and a Succotash
as the sides.

I plan on keeping a journal for my Sous Vide, as
I have been doing for my Instant Pot® multi-cooker.

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Old 01-27-2021, 09:16 PM   #2
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Awesome...

Pro tip. You don't have to have the cooker bring the water to temp, you can use hot water from the tap.


Be sure to cover the pot so it holds temp better.
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Old 01-27-2021, 10:24 PM   #3
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Glad to see you got it, K girl! I'll be waiting to see your experiences with it. I haven't used mine much yet, but I figure I'll be using it more during grilling season.
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Old 01-28-2021, 12:00 AM   #4
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You're gong to have a lot of fun with that.
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Old 01-28-2021, 08:08 AM   #5
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Wow! Congrats... can't figure if I need one now too...
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Old 01-28-2021, 10:48 AM   #6
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Old 01-28-2021, 01:08 PM   #7
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Decided to try my hand at some sous vide cooking. Recently bought this device and am more than happy with it. Cooked an eye of round roast last week that was so juicy and tender we could darned well cut it with a spoon. Warming up leftovers was wonderful, too.

Used my large crock-pot as the container.

If I recall, I only paid about $40 USD for it. So far it's been well worth the investment. Have some chicken next on the list to try.
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Old 01-28-2021, 05:45 PM   #8
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Have fun with it! I really love my machine. I often cook small steaks, without even thawing them first, I'll pop them in a bag with seasoning or marinade and drop them in the water.
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Old 01-28-2021, 07:17 PM   #9
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NONE of you are helping my austerity program....

sous vide.... pie baker....



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Old 01-29-2021, 05:47 PM   #10
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Ok, so here's my first adventure with my
Instant ™ Accu Slim Sous Vide Circulator.

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I dried the Chop really well with paper towels,
and scraped out the herbs, I thought they'd
burn on the grill.

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I pre-heated my Gas Grill on high for about
20 minutes, and seared each side 2 minutes.
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The Chop didn't come out quite as juicy as I imagined
that it would, but all-in-all, it was tasty and DH said,
"Let's make this again."
I still have that second nearly pound Chop in the deep
freeze. I think I'll shot for 135° instead.
*Cook's note: I temp'd the meat when I took it
out of the water bath and it registered at
143°
The other thing, I think rather than finishing
it on the grill, we'll try the CI instead.
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Old 01-31-2021, 09:29 PM   #11
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NONE of you are helping my austerity program....

sous vide.... pie baker....



You could sous vide the meat to go INTO your mini pie.
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How much was it?
I got this beauty from Best Buy, $79.99USD + local sales tax
For our needs, I think this will do nicely.

I'm thinkin' of a round two, this time a New York Strip Steak
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Give Italian sausages a try and finish them on a grill or griddle. I love them this way.
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The first thing I cooked was a chicken breast. I cooked it to 155ºF and browned the skin in a CI skillet. The BEST chicken breast I've ever eaten! The meat was tender, juicy and delicious.

Check our Seriouseats.com They have a ton of info on SV cooking.

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/...thod/sous-vide
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The first thing I cooked was a chicken breast. I cooked it to 155ºF and browned the skin in a CI skillet. The BEST chicken breast I've ever eaten! The meat was tender, juicy and delicious.

Check our Seriouseats.com They have a ton of info on SV cooking.

https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/...thod/sous-vide

Mahalo, thanks Andy!
I've bookmarked that site and will refer back to it.
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Give Italian sausages a try and finish them on a grill or griddle. I love them this way.
Sounds great! I often poach my Italian sausages until they reach the safe temperature for pork. They lose so much less of their juices on the grill or in the frying pan, that way. Would be even better sous-vide - no need to poke holes with the temperature probe, which lets some of the juices leak out.
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