No longer a newbie, but still clueless.
- Mar 18, 2012
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- DC Suburbs
I have this unit, as well as one of the original Anova's. Both are great and I love cooking w/ them.That is a great deal . You will need a water vessel. I also bought an inexpensive food vacuum set up but you can use zip bags. I love cooking with it. Did a two inch bone in rib eye the other night. Gonna try for fish sometime because I always overcook fish.
Say you wanted to cook a rib eye steak from frozen (obviously you've previously food saved it). About how long until it reaches medium rare (looking for a ball park figure)?I have this unit, as well as one of the original Anova's. Both are great and I love cooking w/ them.
Not sure if you were actually asking for suggestions, but I assume that you sous vide to temperature, then give 'em a high-temp blast to brown. Something like a screaming hot cast-iron pan with butter. If so, you could just cook 'em both at, say, 124F until rare; take hers out, brown it about 2-3 minutes per side in a HOT pan (which should take it from rare to shoe leather, with a nice browning). Meanwhile, take yours out and flash-fry it for 30 seconds per side.Sois vide is definitely the way to go! I’m still trying to find a happy medium for my wife’s steak (well done / shoe leather) and mine (rare) without putting one on ice while the other cooks. Hope you took advantage of BB’s offer!
He may not of been, but I appreciate the information. I would figure if I was doing, let's say some ribeye steaks, I'd cook them in the sous vide setup to rare and then sear them on a hot as heck charcoal grill, doing the girls steaks a few minutes longer. Boys get medium rare, girls like medium well to well done.Not sure if you were actually asking for suggestions...
Here's a small (3-4 lbs) chuck roast. Cooked for 44 hours at 131F, then broiled for outside coloration/flavor. Texture was like tenderloin. I like this method, but will share one disadvantage: at these temperatures, the fat does not render, and there was some gristle remaining. The result was very good overall, however.
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