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Probably add sausages to that list, they tend to dry out under high heat. I very gently simmer them, then brown under the grill or in the pan to finish.

 

I think you might be out of luck ATM, the BSV600 has been out of stock most places for quite a few weeks. The fact that there is no circulation pump is probably a bonus, less stuff to break down. you might get one cheaper if there is a store sale on.

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Hi Gary

It was the big one...11 litres...The Sous Vide Supreme...A stainless steel model...I would regularly check them out in department stores for a good couple of years...Normally $700.00 odd dollars, on special at Myer for $199.00...

As luck would have it, I was also able to renew my vacuum sealer...They also had one for 1/2 price...So for a tad under $290.00 plus the cost of rolls I was able to set myself up nicely...

Cheers.

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WOW.....that is a significant price difference.

 

I'll have to keep an eye out for a similar deal someplace.  In the meantime, I might try a DIY alternative like that used by Mattyoga.

 

Gary

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Hi everyone,

 

I tried satay chicken Sous vide style the other day.

 

Vacuum pac 1 large chicken breast with Masterfoods satay sauce or marinade. Kry vac it on wet setting and make sure you seal it just before the satay mix gets sucked into the vacuum chamber. The breast does not need a great deal of vacuum, so long as it has some and the air is all out of the bag.

 

Put into freezer and remove from freezer and place into fridge one day before use.

Set up your water oven for chicken

Very important this one. Measure thickness.

Adjust water oven to recommended temperature and time mine turned out to be 63.5 degrees celsius for 1 hour.

Cook meat as recommended.Meanwhile, as good efficient cooks should do, prepare and cook rice.

When meat is cooked remove from bag being very careful to leave as much of the satay mixture in the bag as possible(this will be used as the sauce later.

Either quickly sear in a very hat fry pan or using a blow torch quickly char to desired colour.

Cut into as many pics as you wish.

Place satay on a bed of rice.

Pour sauce over the top of chicken and rice.

Enjoy.

 

Cheers.

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Hi everyone,

 

I cooked sous vide pork spare ribs the other day.

 

I purchased some already marinated in bar b que sauce. They were about 25 mm thick, I have to stress in sous vide cooking, knowing the thickness of the meat is very important, as opposed to conventional cooking, where knowing the weight of the meat is very important. In sous vide cooking, the weight doesn't matter.

 

I looked up the temperature and time chart and set the sous vide machine to 75 C

Took the pork out the plastic (to check for and remove the absorbent material butchers often put under the meat) Took out the pork and as placed into vacuum seal bag.

Remove as much of the marinade as I could and added to the pork.

Vacuum seal the pork and put into sous vide machine for 12 hours.

12 hours later remove the ribs from the oven and take out of bags.

Using the butane blow torch, brown off the ribs.

Serve with whatever you wish. We had it with home made sweet and sour vegies and rice.

Enjoy.

 

Very tender and very nice meat.

 

Cheers.

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Hi Everyone,

 

I was just wondering if people were still interested in this. I have cooked several other meals this way. If you would like me to continue sharing them on this thread let's know.

 

Also, if others have done anything recently I'd be interested to hear from you.

 

Cheers.

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Hi BD,

 

I always read your accounts and think "that sounds nice."   Having said that, I'm still undecided about the sous vide methodology,

 

Interestingly, we seem to be doing more slow cooking around cuts like oxtail, beef cheeks and lamb shanks.  Once upon a time, these dishes were very inexpensive but those days are gone - regrettably!

 

Gary

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I am Keen.

 

I thought of something that would be perfect for this. I will post BD about that, so I wrote it on a piece of paper and it promptly dissolved into the mess on my office desk, I cant for the life of me think what it was.

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Hi folks,

 

It's winter time here and the best time for slow cooking, well I guess we can debate that one but on a cold winter's day coming home to a slow cooked casserole conjures up thoughts of comfort in my book. I got the sous vide stuff out the other day and cooked sticky bar b que lamb ribs. This is so easy.

 

I went to my supermarket and got a pre packed sticky lamb ribs pack which was on special...These are cry packed but weather or not they stand up to the heat all be it low of the water oven is the question...

Set my water over to 57.5 degrees C and threw the pack of lamb ribs in for 24 hours.

Kept an eye on the bags from time to time to make sure they were holding out.

Before taking the ribs out I got my fry pan out added a liberal amount of olive oil and heated it up hot

Out with the ribs in and fried each side for a minute or two until they looked nice and brown added the juice for a short time to finish a nice glace and served with jacket potatoes and sour cream, and steamed veges.

 

Yummy.

 

Cheers.

Edited by bigdaddy (see edit history)

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Hi Folks,

 

I've noticed Aldi in Adelaide, advertising in their catalogue, a 5.5 litre sous vide water oven (1/2 the size of the Sous Vide Supreme but may/should be sufficient) for $119.00, vacuum sealers for $79.99 and rolls of the material material you use to make the bags with for $14.99. All you need to do now is, and it's not a necessity as you can easily and quickly sear with a fry pan to finish, is to buy a blow torch from Bunnings or a cooks torch from a kitchen supply place and you have more than enough, to set you up on the sous vide style cooking adventure.

 

Cheers.

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Hi

Finally, I got around to unwrap my Christmas present, from the kids. 😋 Guess I have to test it in the near future 🥩

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cheers

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Yeah ha!

Get yourself a nice big stainless steel or whatever pot and go for it. If you can get a double walled pot with a lid on it top stop evaporation that would be good You can use any waterproof container with a lid on it it's just if it's double walled you can save heat escaping that's all.

Now you'll have to get a vacuum sealer and special vacuum seal roll so you can seal your meat.

You can also use ziplock bags in a sink of water. Meat into the bag, bag into the sink of water, the pressure of the water around the meat pushes all the air out then do up the zip lock. When cooking I would keep the ziplock seal out of the water and make sure the meat is covered by the water just in case the seal didn't work.

Double sealing on a vacuum sealer saves any hassles that way.

I tend to brown the meat with a butane trade hand burner you can use a cooks burner if you want but my way is cheaper.

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I didn't realise it had got that simple.  Last time I checked this out the sous video cookers were a lot of money.

I assume that the black thing in Ande's post is a thermostatically-controlled heating wand of some kind.  Right?

I have the vacuum sealer, the burner, and a suitable large pot.  Now I just need the black thing.  What's the brand to buy - and how much, BD?

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Hi again

7 hours ago, bigdaddy said:

You can use any waterproof container with a lid on it it's just if it's double walled you can save heat escaping that's all.

I got a 15 liter, not double walled but "food safe" and can handle  -40 °C til +120 °C , I just have to cut a hole in the lid, and then wrap it in some towels if I want to insulate.

Got the meat in brine in the fridge for two days so I'm ready to go  

I'w tried to upload some picks but something is wrong with the forum ?

cheers

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53 minutes ago, GaryD said:

I assume that the black thing in Ande's post is a thermostatically-controlled heating wand of some kind.  Right?

:thumbsu:  this one is with Wifi :lolu: 

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Hi Gary,

They can be expensive and now days there are much cheaper options available.

Ande has a  fancy recirculating type.

I have the original 11 litre Sous vide supreme water oven type. I got it for an absolute bargain at a sale from Myer years ago for $200.00

You can get a basic water oven type from Aldi in Under $100.00 by memory from time to time. I get the bags and rolls from there too and use their vacuum sealer. 

Anova sell recirculating types, I think they are good but don't know. 

https://anovaculinary.com/anova-precision-cooker/wifi/

There's pros and cons for both, in the end it's what you prefer that counts.

How are you planning to brown your meat Ande? Remember, to brown your meat as quickly as you can. You can quickly sear it in a fry pan or do it my favourite way at the moment is with the burner. Oh and remember to keep the juices in the bag to add to your gravy mix. Yum...

Cheers.

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Hi again

14 minutes ago, bigdaddy said:

How are you planning to brown your meat Ande? Remember, to brown your meat as quickly as you can. You can quickly sear it in a fry pan or do it my favourite way at the moment is with the burner. Oh and remember to keep the juices in the bag to add to your gravy mix. Yum..

I can't upload pics now so I provide a link from the web, to what it's supposed to look like in the end original.933x390c.jpg 

It's one of the traditional Christmas dishes here in Norway called ribbe (pork steak with a crispy skin) so it has to be right.

I'm home alone, wife and kids gone on winter holiday, so I'm making a test of a 1,6kilo steak

The plan is to cut it in half after the SousVide bath, put one half in the oven and use a burner on the other half to see/test for best results, there is no shame/blame if I fail being home alone :bbq:

I have a moose & a lamb steak ready to role after this, so I gain some experience before the family gets served 

And I can get stuffed as a test pilot :lolu:

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Bullseye :sword:  never tasted better :bow:

And I got wife/kid home early, do to weather changes in the mountains, so they got to eat/taste it as well and shared the opinion.

I'll get back with recipe, when pics upload is restored. 4 days of cooking sounds a lot, but the actual work is limited it's most plan/wait then,:stuff: munch 

cheers

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Hi Ande,

You've done all the hard work now and no doubt can figure out where you can do better, now it's just a matter of refining things then maybe trying different things, meats, cuts, even veges! I've done veges before and they turned out very nice. I've noticed your house doesn't have the odor of the food hanging around like it does when food is cooked normally.

Cheers.

 

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I have to say I like the odour of cooking food...particularly if it's Italian.  My favourite food smell is frying onions or French fries...although I can really only enjoy home-cooked chips, these days.

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