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Sous vide or help! my iPad is cooking dinner

by Barb Downunder » Wed May 31, 2017 6:22 am

So I succumbed when the boss pointed out a sous vide device in the paper, five days later it was in my hands. Then it took dinner out of my hands and now rules. 8)

https://anovaculinary.com
It is a great unit, well built, simple, clear controls and display, blue tooth enabled so you download the app, two clicks and they connect and take over your kitchen. Very easy to use by person power as well.
So we are trying stuff, starting with the simple.

Porterhouse steaks cooked to medium rare th n flash grilled for grid marks, pleasant and tender but now more appreciate comments on the forum about that even colour all the way through, is odd.

Fillets of orange roughy, S&P, slivers of garlic, thyme, butter vac packed and fridge for an hour, then allowed the beast to cook them. Sensational taste and texture but I plated when done as is and it was lukewarm o we need to think of a good way to get it hot without spoiling the texture and overcooking, possibly a Brief flash in the MW, trying to get it in a pan would be madness. Perhaps a firmer fish next time.

The famous 60 degree egg. Well if she wants to cook my food so be it!! Cooked 'em cooled 'em and next day shelled them. On the edge, so delicate and tender, popped 'em in just boiled water to heat fir perfect "poached " eggs.


So we shall see where to go from here.
Advantages that became obvious almost immediately are
-consistency of cooking
-longer and very specific times make it easier to coordinate other elements
-she shrieks at you when done
-retention af flavour

It gives me personally some happiness in cooking steak and fish.
Been doing it for years but I do tend to under cook steaks ( except my Bleu) and fish ( not good)

Interesting beastie, looking forward to also including flavour from my other very new toy the smoking gun.
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Re: Sous vide or help! my iPad is cooking dinner

by Robin Garr » Wed May 31, 2017 9:24 am

Thanks for the report, Barb! It sounds fascinating!
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Re: Sous vide or help! my iPad is cooking dinner

by Jeff Grossman » Wed May 31, 2017 10:43 am

Ooh, Barb. Congratulations on the Kitchen Tyrant. :wink:

I don't have one of these contraptions yet, but I am curious. Keep posting!

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