Have you ever wanted to try cooking a steak in a completely different way? You’ve tried, grilling, pan frying, in the oven, even on Coals! What other way is there? Well just recently, a new trend has been sweeping the world when it comes to cooking steaks! It’s called Sous Vide (Pronounced Su Feed). Its a way to cook steaks and other foods by circulating hot water around the steak until it has reached its final temperature. After it reaches the temperature, you can just toss the steak into a seering hot pan. This method prevents you from loosing very little, if not any juices whatsoever. The only downside to this technique is that it can take quite a bit longer to cook your steak than traditional cooking methods.
To cook a steak sous vide, you will need a couple of items. For one, you will need a sous vide precision cooker. You can pick one of those up Here.
There are many different precision cookers, but that one is definitely one of the best. You will also need a container large enough to hold a steak and the sous vide cooker. You will also need a thick cast iron skillet to seer the steak in after you pull it out from the water. You will also need a water proof bag that you can place the steak into during the cooking process.
1) Season your steak generously with salt and pepper on both sides and along the edges. You’ll want to do this before using the sous vide cooker to make sure all of the flavors can meld together while the steak is cooking in its bath.
2) Place the steak into it’s water tight bag (One steak per bag) and fill your water container high enough to cover the steaks completely. The water bags will seal themselves when you place them in the water, just keep the tops of the bags above the water level to prevent water from mixing with the steaks.
3) Set your timer on the Sous Vide cooker, and place the steak bags into the container. Set the cooker to a temperature of 130 Degrees. This can take up to about 2 hours to come to temperature.
4) Once the steaks come to temperature, turn off the sous vide cooker, pull the steaks out of the the cooking vessel, and set them aside. Put your pan onto the stove, and let it get smoking hot. Place some oil in the pan. Once the oil is hot, seer the steaks on both sides for about 30 seconds each side. It doesn’t take long to get a nice crust on both sides of the steak.
5) Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for about 5 minutes before cutting… That’s it! Finish with some course sea salt, and enjoy your newly cooked steak!
Have you tried this Sous Vide method yet? How did you think it tasted compared to Reverse Seering or The Traditional Method?Is Sous Vide cooking here to stay? Let me know in the comments below how you liked this new style of cooking, or try to impress your friends and family with it!