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Light A Fire With Your Water Oven

Truly romantic moments are few and far between these days. We’re not suggesting that romance is dead. In fact, we firmly believe that romance is alive and well. The problem is that a romantic gesture involves effort, and modern conveniences have done a remarkable job of simplifying our lives. Text messages are sent in lieu of love letters, the perfect gift can be found via Amazon wishlists, and it’s hard to pine for someone when their every thought is posted on Twitter. This Valentine’s Day, branch out beyond the table for two at an expensive restaurant. Anyone can make reservations … Read More

4 Resolutions Made Easier With Sous Vide

We’re a little over a week into 2012, and we’re starting to remember why several of our resolutions gave us a bout of déjà vu: we made many of these same resolutions a year ago. As it turns out, resolutions are really hard to keep. This year, resolve to stick to your resolutions with the help of sous vide cooking. Although the SousVide Supreme can’t help you with every resolution (it will not stop me from checking emails at stoplights), it can be immensely helpful when it comes to kitchen-related resolutions. Here are a few of our suggestions: 1. If … Read More

Vivian’s Eye Round Steak Sous Vide

…with Fingerling Potatoes, Escarole, and Radicchio Courtesy of Vivian Peterson Serves 3 3 (4 to 6 ounce / 114 to 170 g ) eye of round steaks 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) truffle salt 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) whole peppercorns 4 teaspoons (22.5 ml) butter, divided use 1 pound (456 g) fingerling potatoes, quartered 1 tablespoon (15 ml) high smoke point oil (vegetable, grapeseed, lard, ghee) 1 head radicchio, washed and coarsely chopped 1 head of escarole, washed and coarsely chopped 1-2 Meyer lemons, for zest and juice 1 teaspoon (5 ml) balsamic vinegar … Read More

Last Minute Sous Vide Gifts

Santa may have made his list and checked it twice, but let’s be honest: sometimes, the gift-giving season sneaks up on even the most organized of us, pouncing like a festively adorned tiger. Such a thing happened to this very blogger, when I realized that it was the second night of Hanukkah and four days till Christmas, and I had yet to write a blog post about last-minute gifts. It’s no secret that sous vide cooking can be a huge time and energy-saver. Whether it’s allowing you to cook a week’s worth of meals or helping you cook the perfect … Read More

An Interview with Chef Jason Wilson

Chef Jason Wilson is a James Beard Award Winner and the owner of Seattle’s Crush restaurant. He is also a devoted SousVide Supreme user. After interviewing him a year ago at his restaurant (as seen in this video), we had the pleasure of speaking with him again last week about how he’s using his SousVide Supreme in the restaurant and at home. You mentioned in your video interview that you had started with a sous vide chicken breast – that your goal was to get a good, moist  chicken breast. Had you tried to accomplish any sous vide cooking before … Read More

Stress-Free Thanksgiving Guide

Dishes Golden Roasted Turkey (sous vide and traditional broiler) Moist and Savory Stuffing (see Holiday Cookbook for sous vide recipe) Boursin Mashed Potatoes (sous vide and blender) Giblet Gravy (stove top, or store-bought) Candied Sweet Potatoes (sous vide) Green Bean Casserole (sous vide) Cranberry Sauce or Relish, store bought, make your own, or try our sous vide cranberry sauce recipe Crusty rolls, store bought or make your own (traditional oven) Pumpkin Pie, store bought or make your own (traditional oven) The Plan At least 1 week ahead: Purchase the turkey (if frozen) and defrost in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days … Read More

Thanksgiving Grocery List

Use this grocery shopping list in conjunction with our Stress-Free Thanksgiving Guide. Turkey Ask the butcher to remove the breasts and leg quarters if you’d prefer Produce Celery Fresh Cranberries Green Beans Green Bell Peppers Onions Orange Potatoes Shallot Sweet Potatoes Ginger Root, Fresh Dairy Case Boursin Cheese Butter Eggs Ready Bake Rolls Whipping Cream Pantry/Staples Black Pepper Cayenne Pepper Kosher Salt Cinnammon Ground Cloves Garlic Powder Onion Powder Poultry Seasoning Sugar, granulated and brown Wondra Quick Mixing Flour or Plain Flour Ground Corn Meal Durkee French Fried Onions Chicken Broth Cream of Mushroom Soup Panko Bread Crumbs Prepared Cranberry … Read More

Vacuum Sealing Tips & Tricks

Tips and Tricks for Optimal Sealing of All Foods Allow ample room at the top of the pouch; do not overfill. Position food evenly in the pouch, in a single layer, if possible. If the pouch does not collapse around the food when you press vacuum/seal, press cancel to stop the process, reposition the pouch and/or food within the pouch, and try vacuum sealing again. If the pouch deflates, but the red Seal light does not illuminate, press Seal Only to trigger the sealing process. Store your vac sealer in the unlocked position to prevent compression of the foam sealing … Read More

What is Sous Vide?

You have probably heard it all before: it’s French for under vacuum. It’s pronounced soo-veed. It was pioneered in France. It’s favored by gourmet chefs the world over. You’ve seen the glamor shots of raw foods vacuum-sealed in appealing arrangements. You’ve marveled at the edge-to-edge medium rare steaks lovingly photographed on food blogs. But the question still lingers: what is sous vide cooking? What is sous vide cooking? Funny you should ask; we just so happen to have a video featuring co-founder Dr. Michael Eades explaining that very thing. Dinner That Waits Up For You One of the most convenient … Read More

Sous Vide Internet Roundup

At the SousVide Supreme blog, we spend much of our free time surfing the web for blogs and articles about sous vide cooking (we’re a little single-minded, what can we say?). Since we love to share, here are some recent sous vide-related highlights from around the web: The Secret to Sous Vide Cookery – If you’re still unclear on the specifics of sous vide cooking, or if you just want a quick and concise article to send to friends who still think that sous vide’s “just boiling meat,” this is a great overview of the technique. Beef Short Ribs With … Read More

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