Chef Richard Blais

Pearl Onions Sous Vide

with Cinnamon and Bacon From Sous Vide Holiday (Paradox Press 2010) Recipe courtesy of Chef Richard Blais Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients 48 pearl onions, peeled, whole 1 slice (1 oz/ 30 g) bacon ½ teaspoon (.08 oz/2.26 g) ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon (.5 oz/15 g) unsalted butter Fresh sage leaves, chopped, for garnish, if desired Fresh thyme sprigs, stripped of leaves, for garnish, if desired  Instructions Fill and preheat the water oven to 182–185F (83–85C). Put all ingredients, except the sage and thyme, into a food-grade plastic pouch and vacuum seal. Submerge in the water oven and cook for 1 to 1-1/2 hours. … Read More

Sous Vide Recipes at International Housewares Show

Every March, the world of housewares suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers gathers together to strut their stuff. This year’s show was the SousVide Supreme’s second trip to this mammoth event and since our last visit, my how the SousVide Supreme family of products has grown. The single model water oven (our award winning original SousVide Supreme SVS10L) a suction vacuum sealer, and quart and gallon vacuum pouches at last year’s show were joined at this year’s show by the SousVide Supreme Demi water oven in five fun colors, the SousVide Supreme for the Home Cook cookbook; a new series of 5 … Read More

Baby Food a la Sous Vide: Blais on CNN

Chef Richard Blais will be the special guest on CNN at 1 pm (EDT) Wednesday February 16, 2011 and will be telling us all about two of his favorite topics: SousVide Supreme and baby food.  Earlier this month, the Blais family welcomed daughter Embry Lotus to the clan, so it won’t be long before Chef Blais will be busy (again) making some of the purest and most delicious baby food on the planet for his new angel. According to Blais, The babyfood my wife and I used to buy was pretty pure — for instance, just pears and water — … Read More

Fresh Green Peas

Courtesy of Chef Richard Blais Serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound (450 g) fresh green peas 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil coarse salt to taste black pepper to taste 1 lemon, for zest only 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) garlic powder Instructions Fill and preheat SousVide Supreme to 185F/85C. Put all ingredients into a cooking pouch, evacuate as much air as possible, and seal. Submerge the pouch and cook for 45 minutes. Delicious straight from the pouch!

Asian Inspired Chicken Breast

Courtesy of Chef Richard Blais INGREDIENTS 4 chicken breasts, skinless and trimmed 2 quarts (1.8 liters) water 4 teaspoons (20 ml) salt 2 teaspoons (10 ml) sugar 1 tablespoon (30 ml) poultry seasoning 3 tablespoons (45 ml) butter 1 teaspoon (5 ml) lemon zest 1 teaspoon (5 ml) sliced fresh red Thai chile 1 teaspoon (5 ml) garlic powder white pepper to taste 1 tablespoon high-smoke point vegetable oil (for searing)   INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the SousVide Supreme to 143F/ 62C. In a large zip closure bag or bowl, combine the water, salt, sugar and poultry seasoning. Add chicken breasts to the … Read More

Blais at Bloomie’s

Check out this video of Chef Richard Blais cooking sous vide steak and eggs at a recent Bloomie’s demo and tasting in Chicago. He’ll be back at it, demonstrating sous vide cooking at these Bloomingdale’s locations: New York City November 20, 2010 from 1 pm to 4 pm 1000 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10022 San Francisco – November 27, 2010 from 1 to 4 pm 845 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94103 If you’re in the area, come on down!

SousVide Supreme and Chef Richard Blais on Daytime TV

Friday, June 11, Chef Richard Blais took to the airwaves on Daytime TV with his SousVide Supreme to explain the sous vide process to a group of excited foodie reporters. Check it out here.   Chef Blais asked us to share the recipes he prepared with our readers and I do so forthwith! Turkey Tenderloin with Tomato Chutney 2 turkey tenderloins 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1.    Preheat the SousVide Supreme to 142F/61C. 2.    Sprinkle the tenderloins with the salt and pepper. 3.    Vacuum/seal each turkey tenderloin in a food-grade pouch. 4.    Cook in the water bath for 4 … Read More

Top Chef Richard Blais and the SousVide Supreme in Chicago

Top Chef Richard Blais and the SousVide Supreme Team are heading to Chicago for the 2010 International Home and Housewares Show. From March 14-16, the culinary center of Chicago will be welcoming over 60,000 attendees, exhibitors, and buyers all looking for and showcasing the latest trends in consumer lifestyle and products. Richard Blais will be front and center in the SousVide Supreme Test kitchen demonstrating the latest trend in culinary innovation for the home chef. Stay tuned for photos and updates from the show.