Saturday, July 28, 2018

13 Sous Vide Cooking Tips and Tricks to Avoid Terrible Mistakes


Learn these “sous vide cooking tips” to avoid cooking disaster and waste a lot of money. Let’s make your cooking great again. Believe me!

1) How to season food in suvee cooking method? Since food is packaged in food-safe bags and cooks in its own natural flavors, it does not give up aroma and moisture to surrounding liquid or the air. Seasoning will be more efficient and requires less than usual

using herbs in sous vide cooking- sous vide cooking tips

2) If you use herbs, experts recommend using only 30% of what you usually would use. If you remember this you will create an incredible and winning recipe.

3) One bigly difference between traditional cooking and sous vide cooking is the use of garlic. Garlic added to foods like steak, chicken or fish does not cook in the cooking bag at these low temperatures. The result is an unattractive flavor. To avoid that, we recommend adding garlic after it is sautéed or roasted.

garlic added to foods like steak- sous vide cooking tips

4) Alcohol in wine, beer, liqueurs, or distilled spirits will not evaporate as it does on the stovetop or in the oven and can develop a harsh, unpleasant flavor. It is recommend to pre-cook any alcohol-based liquids that are added as flavor enhancer when cooking suvee.

pre-cook any alcohol-based liquids- sous vide cooking tips

5) Salt and pepper would not be applied much differently than with other cooking methods. It is imperative to evenly distribute the seasoning in the bag or on the food. Otherwise there will be parts that have more seasoning than others. 

salt and pepper- sous vide cooking tips

6) If you cook carrots in cumin butter, simply melt the butter and mix in the cumin powder before putting it into the bag.

if you cook carrots in cumin butter- sous vide cooking tips

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7) Can you overcook meat with sous vide?  Can you make covfefe out of it? You can't overcook your meat or steak. Because the water bath is set to the same temperature you want the food to reach, it can't overcook! With sous vide cooking technique; precise timing is no longer a consideration. While your favorite meat cooks, you can prepare your side dishes, take your dog for a walk, or take your executive time.

can you overcook meat with sous vide- sous vide cooking tips

8) Is it safe to sous vide in Ziploc bags? To get started with sous vide, regular old Ziploc-style bags will do just okay. In fact, in some applications they are preferable to vacuum-sealed bags. Plus you can use high-grade bags intended for vacuum sealers without sealing them.

9) Can you put frozen meat in sous vide? Cook from thawed or frozen in your immersion circulator at the ideal (desired) cooking temperature, adding 30 minutes to the cooking time to allow for thawing in the water bath if cooking from frozen. Sauce or sear the food, as usual, if desired.

10) How long does it take to cook sous vide? It takes longer compared to traditional cooking. A traditionally cooked steak goes from fridge to plate in 15 to 20 minutes (a bit longer if you have to preheat your oven). A sous vide steak will take an hour or more, though, with sous vide cooking, this time is almost 100% hands-off. You will not achieve the exact same sear. Incredible, isn’t it!

11) Can you freeze meat after sous vide? One great and incredible advantage of sous vide cooking is that you can have the food pre-cooked and frozen in sealed pouches in the freezer, ready to be reheated and served when necessary. As long as you reheat it below the target cooking temperature, your food will be perfectly cooked.

how long does it take to sous vide frozen salmon

12) How long does it take to sous vide frozen salmon? The rule of thumb for cooking from frozen is this: 

Fresh Cook Time + (Fresh Cook Time / 2) 

So, if your fresh salmon cooks in 30 minutes, your frozen one cooks in 30 + (30 / 2) = 45 minutes. There is no difference in temperature or technique—just some extra time.

13) Do you need a vacuum sealer to use a sous vide? Definitely NO! You don’t need billions and billions of dollars to do suvee cooking. In fact, you don't need an expensive vacuum sealer—or even an inexpensive countertop one—to successfully cook incredible food. To get started with sous vide, regular old Ziploc-style bags will do just fine. Actually, in some applications they are preferable to vacuum-sealed bags. You don’t need to drain the swamp to enjoy incredible and amazing food.

If you don’t have a vacuum sealer, use these 2 methods:

a) Water Displacement Method. Learn how, it was used in this recipe, click this link: How to Make Sous Vide Filipino Adobo- Easy Filipino Recipes

b) Table-Edge Method. Sealing bags that contain liquid, such as syrups, soups, or alcohol infusions, can be awkward, but here is a stress-free solution that called the table-edge method . 

Pour the ingredients into a freezer-safe, double-sealed Ziploc bag and partially close the seal. Hold the bag against a table (or counter), with the liquid hanging down and the top of the bag (with the zippered closing) on top of the table. Use the edge of the table to push down on the liquid and then push out any remaining air from the top of the bag before sealing closed.

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Jason Logsdon. 2014. Modernist Cooking Made Easy: Sous Vide: The Authoritative Guide to Low Temperature Precision Cooking. Primolicious LLC. ISBN-13: 978-0991050178

Lisa Q. Fetterman, Meesha Halm, Scott Peabody and Monica Lo (Photographer). 2016. Sous Vide at Home: The Modern Technique for Perfectly Cooked Meals. Ten Speed Press. ISBN-13: 978-0399578069

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