The Sous VIde Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by ehkay, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. ehkay

    ehkay Senior member

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    Since it was seemingly suggested yesterday, and since it would be nice if a lot of the questions were consolidated, I figured we should just have a nice thread to discuss this 40-odd year old fad.

    I don't really have any questions or comments at the moment, so instead I'll just link this sweet video from Joan "living sous-vida" Roca.

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    EDIT: If someone could edit the capitalization in the title, that would be good.
     
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  2. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    Ok I'll start - what are your favorite things to make SV? Also, post pictures of your setup.
     
  3. ehkay

    ehkay Senior member

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    You want RAZR pics of my setup? Tomorrow when there's light. LOL.
    I have a Vacmaster VP215, and a Julabo circulator. I think an older version of this one.
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    Anyway, favorites I'll breakdown a bit.

    Meat: Veal Breast (62/18 hours or 72/8 hours, depending on the texture I feel like having.) Lately I haven't really done much short-time, cook to warm through cooking for meat, other than things like chicken breasts and pork chops during the week.
    Vegetables: Baby Turnips bagged with smoked turkey wing; fennel; potatoes
    Compressed: Strawberries (esp. with ginger syrup)
     
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    sygyzy Senior member

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    Wow, I'm impressed. I don't know anyone that has a chamber vac.
     
  5. mgm9128

    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Vegetables are my favorite thing to cook sous vide. Turnips and fennel are great, and I am a big fan of sous vide artichokes. :devil:
     
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    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Oh, and pears are awesome.
     
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    edinatlanta Senior member

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    You ever had a fresh grape? Huh? I've had fresh *apples*. Never had a fresh *grape*. Never had a fresh *cherry*. Never had a fresh *pear*. Never *seen* a pear. Never saw a pear outside of a fruit stand.
     
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    mgm9128 Senior member

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    Grape works as a soda. Sort of as a gum. I wonder why it doesn't work as a pie.
     
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    GOD DAMMIT EDINATLANTA FUCKING FIALS AGAIN
     
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    Rambo Senior member

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    ehkay Senior member

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    Going to do some pickled apples today. Should've gotten pears also.
     
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    Please try the red beet pickles "recipe" I've posted. If you have rose water (and raspberry vinegar helps, too).
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    WHere is? I have all of these things.
     
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    It's just a "recipe".
    Slice red beets, IIRC raw ones. Vacuum with rose water and raspberry vinegar for ten, yeah just ten, minutes. Enjoy. You've got to figure out the ratios, but I can tell you that it's really nice.
    Other "recipes" are: slightly cooked carrots with ginger honey; cucumber with dill. All vacuumed, all ten minutes. I prefer the beets though.
     
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    ehkay Senior member

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    I don't have rosewater or raspberry vinegar. Was probably going to quick pickle some carrots today in a similar fashion though.
     
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