Sous Vide

I bought Andrew an Immersion Circulator for Christmas this year and he has been loving it! Everything that he makes in it come out perfect, so I wanted to give it a go. New kitchen tools always intimidate me at first so I found an easy recipe to make for dinner on a busy week night.

Sous Vide Herb Rubbed Pork Chops.  The term sous vide literally means vacuum in French, so when you are cooking with is method it helps to have a vacuum sealer, like a food saver, but you can use a Ziploc bag with as much of the air removed as possible.

 

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I was able to stop by Pat’s Meat Market on the way home to get my bone in pork chops. Try to go to a butcher whenever you can, I feel that they are experts and can give you tips on any cut of meat.

After the chop was cover with the herby goodness I sealed it up in the Food Saver, I used two separate bags so that the meat would cook evenly. The water was heated to 140 degrees F, so I hooked the bags to the side of my bucket and set my timer for 2 hours.

 

While the Anova was doing it’s thing I prepped my sides. Roasted root vegetables and broccolini.

Roasted Root Vegetables

  • 1 large parsnip
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 large beet
  • 1 small purple turnip
  • 2 sprigs each of thyme and rosemary, stems removed
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Olive Oil

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Prep a shallow pan with foil and olive oil.  Wash/peel all your root vegetables and cut into 1 inch pieces. Place in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, once coated add your minced garlic, herbs and stir to combine.

Bake for 45 minutes or until fork tender.

Garlicky Broccolini

  • 1-2 bunches of broccolini
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Olive Oil

 Bring a medium sized pot to a boil. While waiting prepare an ice bath, fill a large bowl half way with cold water and add the cup of ice. Once water is boiling add broccolini bunches and submerge for 2 minutes. Remove and place in prepared ice bath.

Heat oil and garlic in a sauté pan for a few minutes and then add in the broccolini and cook for about 5 minutes.

Let the broccolini hang out in the bath until the pork is finished. It can be sautéed while the pork is in the broiler.

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This was the final product and it was delicious! I had leftovers the next day and they were just as good. For my first time using the Anova Immersion Circulator, I think I did a pretty good job and can’t wait to try something else with this cooking method!

 

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