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Foodies everywhere are learning how to cook sous vide style food at home.
If you’re wondering how to cook sous vide style at home, you’re in the right place. There’s a surge of interest in sous vide cooking lately. It would be surprising if you haven’t heard of this pretty healthy and fool-proof way to cook steaks, veggies, eggs, fruit, dessert and more.
Have you noticed that food usually tastes better when you eat out?
Home chefs don’t usually have access to professional equipment. This is because sous vide machines used to be only available to restaurants. Now less-expensive models are available online for the everyday home cook.
Why cook food with a sous vide machine?
Food prepared with a sous vide machine cuts down on “human error” when cooking tricky slices of meat – like expensive steaks. It’s easy to cook food to the exact temperature you like to eat them at restaurants with this machine.
Plus, it can be healthier to make food with a sous vide machine because you don’t need much oil or butter to make it taste delicious.
How to Sous Vide
1. Prep the food and bag it
Prepare a large pot with the sous vide machine and hot water. This is called a “water bath”. While the sous vide brings up the temperature of the water, you can prep the food. Place seasoned meat or vegetables in a vacuum-sealed bag.
2. Sous vide
When the temperature is ready, the food bag is placed in the water bath. The sous vide machine keeps the water at a precise and reliable temperature, slowly cooking your food to perfection.
Some recipes require a quick 1-2 minute sear before they are ready to serve.
Watch the Caramelized Sous Vide Onion video
How to sous vide vegetables
Sous vide vegetables have an intense flavor. Most are cooked at 180 degrees. Thin veggies like asparagus are cooked within 10-15 minutes. They are delicious when topped with a sous vide poached egg.
How to sous vide steak
Anyone can cook a spectacular ribeye or filet mignon at home with a sous vide machine. The sous vide takes all the guess work out of timing and temperature. Those are the two major issues that often ruin at-home steak.
With the help of the sous vide, steak is cooked to a perfect medium, medium rare, etc. Most steaks are ready within 1-2 hours.
Sous vide cooking tools
Check out your options for sous vide equipment.
Learn more about cooking sous vide style in this sous vide for beginners guide.