Once you get your new immersion circulator, these are the first 5 things you must make in your sous vide!
I got an immersion circulator for Christmas from my brother 3 years ago and that’s how I got into sous vide cooking. When I opened it I thought, “Oh fun! This will be cool to use” and then... “I think this is what they use at fancy restaurants.”
Little did I know it would quickly become my most used kitchen appliance and something I can’t live without now (I currently have TWO immersion circulators going).
I was slightly overwhelmed when I got it. I didn’t know what to make or even how to use it. I looked on Google and Pinterest for a lot of recipes and guides to figure out what to make first.
Let me be the first to tell you. DON’T BE INTIMATED BY THIS! You too will quickly love it! I am a firm believer every home cook should have one. It is just as useful and handy as an instant pot, slow cooker, toaster oven, and stand mixer - each in its own way.
Let us help you and take the guesswork out of what to make first.
The First Things You Should Make with Your New Sous Vide!
A steak is 100% the #1 thing you need to make with the sous vide! I have not used anything else to cook a steak since! We like our steak medium rare and when using a sous vide, you ensure a perfectly even cook throughout the entire steak. Give it a quick sear with some butter in a hot cast-iron skillet at the end, and you are good to go. Life-changing!
- Sous Vide Steak Gyros
- Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
- Sous Vide Flank Steak Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette Dressing
If you’re a fan of the Starbuck sous vide egg bites, then you’re in luck! Egg bites are on a weekly rotation around here. They are perfect for a healthy breakfast on the go or a protein-packed afternoon snack. Make on Sunday and have them ready for the week ahead!
My husband and I love cheesecake, but I never make it for 2 reasons. 1 - it’s kinda time-consuming to make and 2. It’s hard to make it small for just 2 people. We don’t need a whole cheesecake laying around here. UNTIL THE SOUS VIDE! Make delicious silky cheesecake in the sous vide in under 2 hours. And the best part - they are just the right size! Use cute little 4-ounce mason jars and you have just a couple of bites to satisfy that sweet craving. These are great to make ahead for dinner parties as well!
Pork. You are tricky. Most of the time you end up dry and overcooked and very undesirable. NOT ANYMORE! Just like with the steak, you can make pork chops or pork tenderloin so tender and juicy that it practically melts in your mouth. Say goodbye to dried out pork dinners from now on!
Last but not least, a classic dinner staple for us all. One of the greatest things about sous vide cooking is you can dump everything into a bag, place it in the water bath, and walk away to let it do its thing. You have an hour to cook chicken so that’s plenty of time to finish up work, do a load of laundry, start the rest of dinner, and enjoy a glass of wine. Once the time is up it’s finished and ready to enjoy! And cleanup is A BREEZE! Throw the bag away and you’re done.
No matter what the first things you make with your new immersion circulator, it will be great! I think using a sous vide to make steak, chicken, pork, egg bites, and cheesecakes are a game changer and i no linger use anything else!
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