Author Archives: Sophie

Sous Vide Mint Chip Gelato

By now, I’ve made a few ice-cream bases in my SousVide Supreme and have had great success with them all – my favorites being the peach ice-cream, and crème brulee ice-cream. Making a custard base in the SousVide Supreme is so much easier than making custard on a stove top. By making it in the SousVide Supreme you can simply put the ingredients in a pouch, drop it in the preheated water oven at the correct temperature and go do something else for an hour.  It’s totally hands off and it won’t scorch, clump, or curdle as it would on … Read More

Asparagus and Feta Flan

In hot, summery weather, I always crave meals that are both light and tasty. This recipe for a summer flan is perfect as a simple lunch, served with a fresh green salad.  It’s essentially a quiche without  the pastry, so it’s ideal if you are gluten-free or just trying to cut down on wheat. I cook these flans in my SousVide Supreme, using the water oven as a bain marie. By cooking the flans this way, I know the eggs will be cooked to perfection and will have a light and delicate consistency. These delicious flans are  simply made with … Read More

Fresh Peach Ice-cream

There are no strange additives, artificial sweeteners or crazy colorings in this ice-cream. It’s simply some home-made custard, fresh juicy peaches, a little lemon juice and sugar. This ice-cream has the pure taste of peaches and cream, and it tastes utterly divine. When you have a glut of peaches in the summer, there is no better dessert to make. I made this peach ice-cream recently and we devoured it all in a week. It’s delicious served with fresh peaches, or sweet summer berries. I made the custard in my SousVide Supreme and it was the perfect base for this peach … Read More

Vegetable Confit Sous Vide

This week I made vegetables confit in my SousVide Supreme, and they were an absolute hit. I cooked pearl onions, mini peppers and garlic. They were incredibly sweet, succulent and intensely flavored. The vegetables retained their shape beautifully, while still being perfectly cooked. Cooking confit means to cook in oil and it’s one of the oldest methods there is to preserve food. Most people associate confit with meat, such as duck confit.  However, vegetables are equally delicious when cooked confit. The exact temperature control of the SousVide Supreme allows me to cook the vegetables slowly at a precise temperature to … Read More

Moroccan Spiced Turkey Burgers

Barbecue season is nearly upon us, and I thought I would experiment with some different flavored sous vide hamburgers.  Turkey burgers are a lot healthier than traditional beef burgers, but they are so often dry and tasteless. The beauty of cooking a turkey burger in a SousVide Supreme is that it will be cooked to perfection and stay moist and tender. I experimented with different spices and herbs and finally came up with this Moroccan turkey burger. I mixed ground turkey meat with some cumin, coriander, paprika, garlic, and parsley and shaped it into patties using chefs’ rings. The chef ring gives … Read More

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes Sous Vide

Tangy lemon cheesecake is one of my all-time favorite desserts. It’s always so light and refreshing after a big meal. I personally like lemon cheesecakes to taste strongly citrusy and zesty, so you can really taste that lemon flavor. I have never tried cheesecake in my SousVide Supreme and I was interested to see how it would taste. I followed my usual recipe for cheesecake, and made them in 6 individual ramekins. It was very straightforward and simple to put together. I placed the ramekins on a baking rack in the water oven and cooked them slowly—just as you would in … Read More

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Easter Bonbons

Luxury chocolate bonbons are a real treat. One of the main reasons that chocolate truffles taste so good is because professional chocolatiers use chocolate that is properly tempered. You can recognize chocolate that is tempered as it will make that distinctive snap when you bite into it. Tempered chocolate is also smooth and has a beautiful glossy finish. So, to make good quality chocolate bonbons at home, you really need to temper the chocolate first.  Tempering chocolate can be a tricky business, but the SousVide Supreme and its exact temperature control is a huge help when making tempered chocolate at home. … Read More

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Old fashioned sticky toffee pudding is a very classic British dessert. It’s rich, sticky, delicious and leaving you wanting more.. It’s best served warm, smothered with hot buttery toffee sauce. The pudding itself can be baked or steamed and is composed of a cake batter made with dates. When I think of decadent desserts, dates are not something that usually comes to mind; however, when dates are cooked slowly, they take on a sweet almost caramel flavor. So, while this pudding isn’t exactly health food, the dates do add some good nutritional value – just a little something to ease … Read More

Sous Vide Chicken Kiev

With the Olympics just around the corner, it got me thinking about famous Russian dishes. Chicken Kiev was one of my favorite dishes when I was growing up. Crispy coated chicken with a garlic herb butter oozing from the center, it was always a treat, and a dish that took my mother a lot of time and effort to prepare. One of the main issues with chicken Kiev is ensuring the chicken is fully cooked. This is often difficult to decide as if you cut into the meat to check if it’s done you risk losing that precious butter sauce. … Read More

Sous Vide Steak with Béarnaise Sauce

There is no better way to impress the object of your affection this Valentine’s Day, than with a gourmet feast cooked by you in your own kitchen. This meltingly-tender, medium rare steak, served with a creamy rich béarnaise sauce could be just the recipe to win your loved one’s heart. If cooking gourmet food isn’t your forte, don’t worry, as the SousVide Supreme will do all hard work for you and make you look like a professional chef. You may know by now that cooking steaks sous vide is the very best way to achieve perfection and here’s why: the … Read More

Boeuf Bourguignon

The holidays are over; you’ve probably spent a fortune, and right now January is looking bleak. Don’t despair, as your SousVide Supreme can save you time, and still allow you to eat gourmet restaurant quality food at home. January can be a hard time of the year and for many of us there is bitter cold weather this time of year that makes us crave sustaining and comforting food that’s delicious and nourishing. I’ve looked to the French for inspiration for this hearty Boeuf Bourguignon. When I’ve made Boeuf Bourguignon in the past, I followed the traditional method: stewing it for hours … Read More

Sous Vide Overnight Oatmeal with Stewed Fruit Compote

It’s sometimes hard to get out of bed on those cold winter mornings. It’s even harder still to make time to cook a hot, nourishing breakfast. I am a big fan of oatmeal, but I often don’t have time for the hassle of oatmeal. I especially hate having to clean the saucepan after cooking oatmeal. It’s not hard work, but time is precious in the morning. So, I decided to experiment and see if I could use my SousVide Supreme to make oatmeal and a fruity topping the night before. That way, breakfast would be ready in a jiffy and there … Read More