Signed, Sealed, Submerged? The Benefits of Sous Vide.
For aspiring home cooks, to world-renowned professional chefs, there’s one kitchen tool that’s a guaranteed knockout and an absolute must-have – the sous vide. It’s like a magic wand in the kitchen, producing perfectly cooked food each and every time. Sound complicated? It’s not – sous vide cooking is simple, consistent, and undeniably easy – giving you restaurant-grade results with minimal effort (and no slaving over a hot stove)!
Using a sous vide allows you to cook at a very specific temperature – giving you a perfect, even cook throughout. Meat cooks at an even temperature all the way through, so you can say goodbye to overcooked edges and undercooked centers – once the sous vide has finished, you’ll know your meal is perfectly cooked. You’ll never have to worry about mushy, soggy vegetables either – they’ll come out just the way you like them.
How does it work? First, you vacuum-seal your food – truLOCAL meats, vegetables, anything you choose! Then, you submerge the vacuum-sealed package in water – either in a handy dandy water oven, or in a large bucket/container if you’re using an immersion circulator. Choose your desired temperature, set the timer, and wait for your perfectly cooked meal to be done. Don’t quite have the right equipment, or not sure what an immersion circulator even is? CedarLane Culinary can hook you up with everything from the sealer to the sous vide – trust us; your kitchen game will never be the same.
Aside from mess-free, dish-free, perfectly cooked food, why is sous vide so great? Your food will turn out healthier and more nutritious – nutrients and natural juices are sealed in with your meal, instead of evaporating or cooking off. The sous vide won’t heat up the rest of your kitchen – no more hot ovens in the middle of summer! It’s also energy-efficient, on average only using the same amount of electricity as a 60W bulb.
Not sold yet? Using a sous vide is great for meal prep – and will give you gourmet-quality results each and every time. Since your food is cooked in the vacuum-sealed pouch, you don’t even have to dirty any dishes. As a convenient, easy option in the kitchen, sous vide cooking is truly unparalleled. It’s rare to find a tool that allows you to cook like some of the best chefs in the world, from the comfort of your own home – without having to focus on meticulous recipes, or spending hours in the kitchen. It’s the best win-win we can think of!