Friday, May 26, 2017

First Sous Vide Steak... Success?

Today, got home and decided we would try out the new sous vide that we bought.

Pro: All the things people say are true - the steak does come out really juicy. it is much easier to 'time'.  Very convenient.

Con: The downside though is that usually, it would take < 10 minutes to fry a steak, but with a sous vide, had to put the meat in the pot of water for a little bit over an hour before searing quickly.

Verdict: Taste was good.  In general, was pretty happy with it - but still need to experiment a bit more.  The next test is to see how it performs for meat that has been in the freezer, and also how to really use the 'turn on' from phone feature and not get sick (it is still very non intuitive for me to picture leaving raw meat in a pot of water the whole day, and right before I get home from work, to turn it on...)

Aside: Currently, Serious Eats is my go to for reading about sous vide recipes and science.  For example, their post on how to cook steak: Serious Eats - Sous Vide Steak is a really well written article - talking about what temperature to set to get the desire doneness and basically doing what amounts to a scientific study of how to cook steak with a sous vide.

Other links I found that will prove to be useful in the near future:
Serious Eats - Sous Vide Salmon
Serious Eats - Sous Vide Egg

To Be Continued...

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