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Sous Vide question

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2 hours ago, shrapnel said:

I ain't boilin no steak!  Or any meat for that matter...lol.  The cooking time looks to be 5X that a hot fire, for similar results and less flavor?

You must not have had a Sous Vide steak before.  By far the best way to get a consistently excellent steak.

@Lancer09To get a good sear get yourself a good cast iron skillet and heat it to about 450 and then sear on each side for 15 seconds at a time in butter, for a total time of about a minute.  Then if you have a cooking blow torch you can fill in the spots the pan missed.

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5 hours ago, Lancer09 said:

I think one of the biggest issues is the thickness of the steaks, mainly being, it's a P.I.T.A. to ask for a thick steak to be cut specifically for me, and don't always have the time to stop at a specialty butcher shop as well.

Costco carries choice grade meats (next level up from select, which is what's typically in the grocery stores) and their steaks are thick. I'd estimate 1.5 inches and up. They're more expensive, and you'll have to buy 4 to 6 at a time, but it really makes a big difference. I think Sam's does choice too, but I haven't been in one in quite a while. I'd bet you get a couple of those, dial your target temp back a few degrees (and, maybe test your sous vide temp with a reliable thermometer to be sure you're on target) and sear that in a screaming hot cast iron skillet with butter (good idea, rps) and you'll nail it. 

For the record -- I dog the sous vide USERS -- but that's all in fun. I certainly see the potential and would like to give it a try someday. 

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I have a Sam's membership, and go relatively frequent for work. I just didn't have time to make another stop the other day.

I do my searing on a nice thick cast iron, Don't like waiting for the grill to be hot enough for all of a minute of total cook time.

 

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15 minutes ago, Lancer09 said:

 

I do my searing on a nice thick cast iron, Don't like waiting for the grill to be hot enough for all of a minute of total cook time.

 

  Yea but buddy you can throw on some oak chunks or a piece of fruitwood to get a little smoked. Even for the quick sear it is like WOW. 

 But I don't hurry much anymore and it is time well spent.

 BilletHead

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1 minute ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

Our Costco also carries "prime" in addition to "choice".  I won't buy a "select" grade steak.

Hmmm. I'll have to look next time I'm there. Not my membership -- I gotta piggy back -- but I can go about anytime I want. She loves going to Costco :D 

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My wife likes to go on weekend.  I can't stand shopping and going there on a weekend is the worst.  I refuse to go. 

Plus I got in trouble for ramming a fat lady in the butt when she wouldn't get out of the isle while devouring something.  I acted like I didn't know she stopped and plowed her with the cart then apologized profusely.  I turned around and my wife had bugged out down a side isle to hide out.:D

 

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7 minutes ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

My wife likes to go on weekend.  I can't stand shopping and going there on a weekend is the worst.  I refuse to go. 

I just go find some furniture to try out. I do like their food though. 

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I like my steaks wrapped in white paper with my last name printed on it from the slaughterhouse.  Hot fire and meat seasoned with salt, pepper garlic powder mix, if I take them off before I think I should they are just right, I don't mind them twitching a little when I stick a fork in them.

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