Sous Vide Paleo Recipe Showdown

Interview: Jack Lucas MasterChef UK Finalist

At just 21, Jack Lucas took the culinary television world in the UK by storm with his good looks and boyish charm.  On a path that is somewhat unusual — from 1st Class Honors at Exeter University (in Geography, no less!) to finalist on MasterChef UK in one giant step–it looks like his culinary star is most definitely on the rise.  We were thrilled that he could recently take time out of a very busy schedule to chat with us about the world of sous vide cooking.  Here’s Jack’s take on it… SVS: We first came across you as a … Read More

Chicken Tikka with Caramelized Onions

Courtesy of Chef Sam Hussain (caférickshaw.com) Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 to 2 ½ pounds (1 kg) boneless chicken breasts 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon (50 ml) mustard oil Fresh cilantro/coriander and mint leaves for garnish 4 ounces (120  ml) salted natural yoghurt, for serving For the marinade 3 tablespoons (90 ml) Greek yoghurt 1 tablespoon (15 ml) ground coriander powder 2 tablespoons (30 ml) garam masala 2 tablespoons (30 ml) ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground cayenne pepper or to taste 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Kasuri methi (dry fenugreek) 1 lemon, for juice Salt, to taste 1 handful … Read More

Nacatamales Sous Vide

Traditional Honduran and Nicaraguan meat and vegetable­-filled tamales served on Christmas morning. Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the masa (dough) 3 cups (500 g) masa harin 1/2 cup (120 ml) lard or rendered bacon fat, very cold and firm 1-1/2 teaspoons (7.5 ml) salt 1/4 cup (60 ml) naranja agria (sour orange juice)* 2 cups (480 ml) chicken stock For the filling 1-1/2 pounds (680 g) pork butt, diced Salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 cup (100 g) uncooked rice 4 red potatoes, sliced into thin rounds 1 small onion, peeled and sliced into thin rounds 1 bell pepper, stemmed, cored, … Read More

Last Grill of Summer – Lamb Chops and Summer Veg

Before summer officially turns to fall, there are still a few grilling and eating al fresco days left on the calendar and while beautiful summer vegetables are still coming into the markets here’s a recipe that rolls it all into one.  Try this simple, but delicious recipe for Grilled Lamb Chops and Tian Provencal from popular blogger, Dad Cooks Dinner.  You’ll think you’ve been transported to Peter Mayle’s patio in Provence! Share this Post:Digg this postRecommend on FacebookShare with StumblersTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postBookmark in Browser

Pasteurized Eggs Sous Vide

Some recipes (mayonnaise, meringue, Caesar dressing, egg nog) call for using raw eggs.  You can purchase (in the US anyway) pasteurized eggs in many/most chain grocery stores, but at a premium.  However, with your water oven, you can pasteurize your own effortlessly and inexpensively.  Here’s how: Pasteurized Whole Eggs INGREDIENTS 1 to 2 dozen large eggs DIRECTIONS Fill and preheat the Sous Vide Supreme water oven to 135F/57C. Mark the eggs to be pasteurized with a P or some other moniker with a water proof marker. Gently drop the eggs, in their shells (not vacuum sealed), into the water oven … Read More