What is Sous Vide Cooking? with a Recipe for Salmon in Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce

sous vide stick, cooking sous vide, sous vide cooking, Frieling, AD

Share this! Your friends will love it...

If you like to cook you might have come across one of the latest additions to the home cook’s arsenal – sous vide cooking. I know it’s a method that has intrigued me for quite some time. I’ve read about it on blogs and seen it on my favorite cheffy shows.

This post is brought to you by Frieling.

sous vide cooking, cooking sous vide, Frieling, AD
Images courtesy Frieling

 

Note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you buy from my link I might make a small commission. This does not affect the price you pay. See the full affiliate disclosure here.

 

What is Sous Vide Cooking?

Sous vide is French for “under pressure.” To effectively cook sous vide you also need a vacuum sealer so you can put the food you would like to cook in a vacuum bag. Then the bag is immersed in water warmed to a chosen temperature and the meat/fish/vegetables are left to cook for a period of time. Marinades and flavorings are often included in the vacuum bag.

It’s an incredibly gentle way to cook foods so meat and fish come out moist and perfectly cooked. The vacuum seal on the bag helps the marinades and spices really get into the food being cooked. The easiest way for a home cook to use this method is with a sous vide stick like the one I received from Frieling.

sous vide cooking, cooking sous vide, Frieling, AD

Frieling Sous Vide Stick

You can tell when you take the Frieling sous vide stick out of the box that it is a well made appliance.  I did sit first with the instruction booklet and will admit to a certain amusement to some of the instructions but they were written clearly enough that I could operate the sous vide stick without asking the hubby for help. I will tell you that this is somewhat remarkable for I am known for my inability to figure out how to make things work. So bravo to Frieling for this!

If you have a cook on your shopping list this holiday season I am sure they would love to receive a Frieling Sous Vide Stick as a gift. I know that I have been excited since I received it; I’ve made salmon for the hubby as you will see below and I’m looking forward to making a sous vide lobster dish next.

Here are the details of this fun kitchen appliance:

  • Attaches securely to any stock pot or container
  • Completely water-proof per IPX7 standards (submersible)
  • Touch screen with rotary control
  • Temperature adjustable in increments of 0.5? F
  • Max. temperature of 194?F
  • Max. volume of up to 5.25 gallons of water
  • Timer function can be set up for up to 99 hours
  • 800 watt heating capacity
  • Voltage: 120 V/Frequency: 60 Hz

If you cook steak or pork sous vide you can finish it on a grill pan if you would like to add that lovely sear most people like on meat. The same thing if you would like a crispy skinned fish.

What Can You Cook Sous Vide?

I am just beginning to learn the possibilities! I new I could cook meats and fish. I just recently found out I could cook vegetables sous vide. I was surprised to find out that cheesecakes can be made sous vide! I am going to have to learn more about this for sure. But if you think about it, it does make a little bit of sense as they are often cooked in a water bath – right? If I try it I will surely let you know. For now I have a salmon recipe for you as the first thing I tried was a dinner for the hubby.

Salmon in Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce, cooking sous vide, sous vide cooking, Frieling, AD

Salmon with Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce

Serves 1

  • 1 6 oz salmon filet
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1 TBS dry sherry
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 small bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1/4 small onion cut into strips
  • Prepare the sous vide stick by setting it on a pot of water or a heavy duty, heat safe plastic container and set the temperature to 133°

Salmon in Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce, cooking sous vide, sous vide cooking, Frieling, AD

  • Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, sherry, butter, thyme and salt to a small sauce pan. Heat until the butter melts and set aside.

Salmon in Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce, cooking sous vide, sous vide cooking, Frieling, AD

  • Pat the salmon dry and add it to a vacuum seal bag. Add the pepper and onion then pour in the butter sauce. Seal the bag.

Salmon in Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce, cooking sous vide, sous vide cooking, Frieling, AD

 

  • Add the bag to the heated water and set the timer according to the thickness of your filet. Mine cooked for 33 minutes
  • Carefully remove the bag, open it and remove the contents

Salmon in Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce, cooking sous vide, sous vide cooking, Frieling, AD

How Was the Sous Vide Salmon?

The hubby loved his salmon dinner! He said the salmon was moist and the flavor was delicious. He told me he liked it much better than the other ways I usually cooked it for him. The vegetables were crisp/tender and he mentioned that they were quite tasty too.

Salmon in Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce, cooking sous vide, sous vide cooking, Frieling, AD

I served it on my turmeric honey rice which is quite easy to make; I just add 1 teaspoon of turmeric to the two cups of water , 1 tsp of salt and two cups of rice in the instant pot. When it is done cooking I add three tablespoons of honey, 1/2 cup of dried cranberries and 1/2 cup of pistachios and stir. It’s seriously good rice.

Questions? Comments? Leave them HERE

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

The Frieling Sous Vide Stick is the first entry in the Broken Teepee Holiday Gift Guide for 2018. I will be adding items for the next few weeks. You will be able to find a complete list of all of the items I think will make great holiday gifts in the GIFT GUIDE

Share this! Your friends will love it...

Similar Posts