SousVide Chicken Thighs

Adapted from a recipe by Michelle Tam www.nomnompaleo.comServes 3 to 6 INGREDIENTS 6 chicken thighs, skin-on, boneless (or bone-in, deboned)Kosher saltfreshly ground black peppergarlic powder and dried thyme to season (or your favorite herbs/seasonings) DIRECTIONS Fill and preheat the SousVide Supreme to 150F/65C. Flatten the thighs and pat them dry; sprinkle the flesh side with salt and pepper and some garlic powder and dried thyme (or your preferred seasoning blend for chicken.) Add a generous pat of butter to each thigh, put them into a cooking pouch, and vacuum seal. Submerge in the water oven to cook for 1½ hours … Read More

Apple Pie Whiskey

Makes 750 ml INGREDIENTS• 750 ml Jameson Irish Whiskey (or your favorite)• 2 apples,* cored and sliced• 2 cinnamon sticks• 1 teaspoon whole cloves• 1 tablespoon honey*Select a good ‘pie’ apple that is sweet and tart and flavorful, such as Northern Spy, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, or Braeburn. DIRECTIONS Fill and preheat the water oven to 137F/58C. Put all ingredients into a large (1 gal/3.8 liter) zip-closure cooking pouch and use the displacement method to remove the air and zip the seal. Submerge in the water oven to cook for 2 hours. Remove the pouch and quick chill in an … Read More

SousVide Peppers and Onions (Fajita Veggies)

INGREDIENTS• 1 green bell pepper, seeded, stemmed, and sliced• 1 red bell pepper, seeded, stemmed, and sliced• ½ medium red onion, peeled and sliced• 1 tablespoon olive oil• ½ teaspoon sea salt• ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper DIRECTIONS Fill and preheat the water oven to 175F/80C. Put all ingredients into a large (gallon/0.9liter) cooking pouch and toss to coat with the oil and seasonings. Vacuum seal the pouch and submerge in the water oven to cook for 30 minutes. Serve immediately or quick chill in an ice water bath ( ½ ice, ½ water) for 15 minutes and refrigerate until … Read More

Jalapeño Sriracha Pickles

Recipe courtesy of Derek Gaughan (www.sousvideguy.com) Makes approximately 3 quart-sized jars of pickles INGREDIENTS For the brine  21 ounces (630 ml) water  21 ounces (630 ml) white wine vinegar ¼ cup salt (70 g) ¾ cup sugar (170 g) Note: like your pickles a little sweeter? Up it to 1 cup. 3 tablespoons (45 ml) Sriracha For the vegetables 4 cucumbers or 15 to 20 pickling cucumbers 3 jalapeños, sliced in half 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 9 sprigs fresh dill 3 teaspoons whole peppercorns Additional for assembly Quart-sized canning jars with lids, cleaned and scalded with boiling water … Read More

Chile-Lime Sauce for Grilled Meat

Makes about 2/3 cup Note: This is not a sous vide recipe. It is a fresh accompaniment to sous vide cooked meats, seafood, or poultry. INGREDIENTS 5 fresh jalapeño or Serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded, and chopped 1 teaspoon (5 ml) kosher salt 1 white onion, peeled and chopped 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 2 limes, for juice ½ cup (4 ounces) extra virgin olive oil DIRECTIONS 1 Put all the ingredients, except the olive oil, into a blender or food processor and pulse to chop. 2. In a slow stream, with the motor running, add the olive oil and … Read More

Coxinhas (Brazilian Chicken Croquettes)

Makes about 24 INGREDIENTS 4 chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless cut into chunks 2 teaspoons (10ml) seasoning mix (equal parts onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and ground black pepper) 2 tablespoons (28 g) butter 1 onion, peeled and finely diced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 bay leaf 1 (8 ounce/228 g) package cream cheese, softened 1 lime, for juice 3 cups (720 ml) chicken broth 3 cups (375 g) flour (plus some for flouring your hands when forming the coxinhas) 2 eggs 2 cups (240 g) very fine bread crumbs Heat stable oil for frying DIRECTIONS To prepare … Read More

Filipino Adobo Pork Belly Steam Buns

…with Sweet and Sour Carrot Slaw Recipe and photo courtesy of Camille Koppenberg (Camille in the Kitchen) INGREDIENTS For the pork belly 1 slab of uncured pork belly salt and pepper For the Sweet and Sour Carrot Slaw 2 cups (200 g) shredded carrot 2 tablespoons (30 ml) apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons (30 ml) water 1 tablespoon (12 g) sugar salt sufficient to cover belly ground black pepper to taste For the Filipino Adobo Sticky Sauce ¼ cup (60 ml) apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons (30 ml) soy sauce 2 tablespoons (30 ml) water 2 tablespoons (30 ml) brown … Read More

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

Bratwurst, Weisswurst, Bockwurst

Serves – 4 to 16 people INGREDIENTS 4 to 16 wurst sausage links (bratwurst, weisswurst, bockwurst, boudin, or a mix) Coarse Grainy Mustard or your favorite kind of mustard for serving Buns, if desired DIRECTIONS Fill and preheat the SousVide Supreme to 140F/60C. Put the sausage links in a single layer into cooking pouches (do not overfill) and vacuum seal. Package pre-cooked sausages and fresh sausages in separate pouches. Submerge the pouches in the water oven to cook for at least 1 hour, in the case of cooked sausages, and about 2 to 3 hours in the case of fresh … 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!