The Sous Vide Kitchen
Discover the best way to cook everything: sous vide! Once only found professional kitchens--with machines costing thousands of dollars--sous vide has been reimagined. Over the past five years, some creative companies have pioneered tools that look somewhat like large immersion blenders and cost less than $200. With sous vide, food is sealed inside a plastic bag and submerged in hot water for long, slow cooking. The result is reliably juicy meat and tender vegetables; no moisture is lost. Temperature can be maintained to tenth-of-a-degree precision. From America's Test Kitchen to Alton Brown, America has an interest in the best way to cook anything. Sous vide delivers restaurant quality meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, and more. Recipes can be as basic as the classic sous vide steak, simply seasoned and seared on the grill. However, spice blends, marinades, and various other flavors can be built into the process. Additionally, new sous vide chefs have plenty of questions. How long do you need to cook different cuts of beef with different thicknesses? What foods might cook together at the same temperature range--and should I use the same pouch for different elements of a dish or not? Sous vide can be used for all sorts of recipes, from custards to speedily infusing vodka with herbs to create gin. Chapters include: American Classics, International Favorites, A Trip Through Asia, Fire It Up (sous vide and grilling), Salads and Sides, Breakfast and Brunch, Desserts, and Drinks and Infusions.