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Had my first soo veed last week

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  • RonB
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    • Apr 2016
    • 11793
    • Near Richmond VA
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      Cookshack Smokette Elite
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      Chefalarm
      Dot
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    Had my first soo veed last week

    While vacationing in the Outer Banks last week, we visited a new restaurant. I seldom buy a chicken dish when we eat out, (except for fried chix), because most places seem to overcook it. But this place, (The Village Table and Tavern in Duck, NC) had a dish called "chicken and gravey". It sounded good, so I took a chance and ordered it.

    It came out very juicy and tender with a crisp skin and was very good. I mentioned to the waitress how good it was and she said that it was cooked in a plastic bag first, then the skin was browned. I said sous vide and she said yes.

    I may have had sous vide before, but I could not tell. It was good enough that I actually thought about getting a SV machine - for a second or two.
  • fzxdoc
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 4707
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    #2
    I sous vide chicken before frying it. Perfectly done every time.

    Kathryn

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    • Polarbear777
      Polarbear777 commented
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      That’s the one I’ve used also. Been trying to beat it. No luck so far.

    • Smoking77
      Smoking77 commented
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      That recipe is foolproof and delicious. I go 2 parts flour, 1 part cornstarch for extra crunch.

    • fzxdoc
      fzxdoc commented
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      That's my go-to as well. Love the video. That guy is so goofy and brainy all in one. Absofrigginlutely delicious fried chicken.
  • Troutman
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 6882
    • Republic of Texallence

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      For Turkey = 100% hickory or competition blend
      For Pork Shoulder = mesquite, oak or hickory
      For Pork Chops or Ribs = 100% applewood
      SOUS VIDE
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    #3
    A lot a restaurants utilize sous vide to turn out product not only better and more consistent, but faster. Used to be large machines until they came up with the calculators for home use. For consistency and overall result its unbeatable. I guess my only complaint is the time factor and having to sear or rehandle the meat. You really have to plan ahead, sometimes days ahead. But steaks, oh my, really hard to beat that edge to edge finish.

    Also love veggies cooked SV but by the time you get the water to temp, bag the product, cook it you could have steamed it and have it eaten. Oh well nothing is perfect, I do love the SV process however. You definitely need to get you one Ron.

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    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      Asparagus 👍

    • HouseHomey
      HouseHomey commented
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      Potkettleblack We SV onions for our 8oz Wagyu burger.

    • Potkettleblack
      Potkettleblack commented
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      Prefer asparagus on the grill, tbh.
  • ofelles
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    • Jun 2018
    • 1471
    • Brentwood CA
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    #4
    Must resist SV! But you guys keep bring up reasons why it should be on me must have now list. Stop it d@%^*it!!

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    • hogdog6
      hogdog6 commented
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      Go Joule.

    • pjlstrat
      pjlstrat commented
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      In the same boat as you ofelles!! I keep trying to resit but these posts keep sucking me back in!!! Uhg...another gadget...She is truly gonna kill me this time!!

    • Smoking77
      Smoking77 commented
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      My wife gave me a weird look (more so than usual) when my Joule came in the mail, and everyone at my work laughed at me. Now it's how we cook steak 90% of the time and half the people at work own one.
  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 2754
    • Tennessee

    #5
    Yep, I did some asparagus a couple weeks ago. It was a pain getting them in the bag and sealed, but they were perfect. Nothing but salt and pepper.

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    • Larry Grover
      Club Member
      • Mar 2017
      • 325
      • https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/forum/grills-and-smokers/charcoal/460226-bbq-guru-pit-viper-fan-to-pk360-tutorial

      #6
      Right now I've got my SV machine set @ 140 warming up some Trader Joe's frozen meatballs.

      'Fasta Pasta' cooking spaghetti in the microwave set to 12.5 minutes.

      Costco 'White Linen' marinara sauce simmering.

      Some cheese

      Perfect stupid simple meal every time.

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      • Skip
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 2842
        • Blue Earth, Minnesota
        • Memphis Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates

        #7
        Sou Vide Tri Tip or Chicken Breasts or Boneless Pork Chops are great IMO.

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        • Willy
          Charter Member
          • Apr 2015
          • 1783
          • High Desert of the Great Southwest

          #8
          Sous vide is da bomb! Buy one.

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          • Greygoose
            Club Member
            • May 2019
            • 443
            • South Shore,MA

            #9
            Sous vide pork belly,,,slice ,crisp under broiler or on a grill or a griddle,home made bao buns, hoisin sauce
            sliced green onions, home made sweet pickles,,,,,,unnnnnnnbelievable
            get one,,,it’s kinda like smokin and grllin’ but,,,,different,,like way different
            Hydro reverse sear

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            • HouseHomey
              HouseHomey commented
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              Dang man!!
          • Potkettleblack
            Club Member
            • Jun 2016
            • 1876
            • Beautiful Downtown Berwyn
            • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330
              Thermometers: Thermapen / iGrill 2 / Fireboard
              For Smoke: Chunks / Pellet Tube / Mo Pouch
              Sous Vide: Joule / Nomiku WiFi
              Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something)

            #10
            The ability to do white meat chicken and have it be moist and juicy is amazing. I don’t do it enough.

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            • Dadof3Illinois
              Dadof3Illinois commented
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              I bought a couple cheap SV wands back at Christmas for like $20. Just to try it out and not sink 5x that much in something I didn’t like. Have yet to try it...ha. I need to study up on this chicken recipe though...it sounds amazing.
          • HouseHomey
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 4768
            • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
            • Equipment
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              "Baby Girl" The cat

              Erik S.

            #11
            SV Chicken thighs are darn delicious when fried. We cook our under vacuum for our fried chicken.

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            • fzxdoc
              fzxdoc commented
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              Even boneless thighs are great SV/Fried.

              Kathryn

            • HouseHomey
              HouseHomey commented
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              fzxdoc We bone out the leg quarters of Pasture birds and SV them in a dare I say house “brine” then we shock them and hold cold. They are dredged per order and served with a fermented Fresno gastric and some other sauce that escapes me. They are really super delicious. (Let me connect you with the reservation desk. LMAO!)

            • fzxdoc
              fzxdoc commented
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              I'd love to come to your restaurant, HouseHomey. The food sounds great. Maybe one day...

              Thanks for the info about boning out the bird leg quarters; I'm boning out more chicken parts lately too, because it's easier to eat.

              K.
          • hogdog6
            Charter Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 547
            • Liberty, Utah

            #12
            Chef Steps SV Turkey ice bath, fridge overnight, on the Smoker to get back up to temp and Ooni pizza oven to crisp the skin in cast iron. The ONLY way I ever want to do turkey again, absolutely the BEST!
            Get one its a game changer.

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            • grantgallagher
              Club Member
              • Feb 2018
              • 877
              • NJ

              #13
              chicken breasts and pork chops. those 2 things alone justify the existence of sous vide

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              • Elton's BBQ
                Elton's BBQ commented
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                I have to get intro SV...

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