I've had a sous vide cooker for a few years, and I'm always at a loss for what to do with it. I have a few dishes I think it handles perfectly (flank steak, chocolate pots de creme), but aside from those, I usually feel like I don't know what I'm doing. Lately, I've been ordering Nomiku meals, and that's super helpful and convenient, but sometimes I still want something I've cooked for myself. Enter "Sous Vide Made Simple."
"Sous Vide Made Simple" is a cookbook dedicated to helping make sous vide cooking, well, simple. It is arranged by protein and contains a handful of master recipes, those recipes you want in your back pocket so you can customize them. These are things like eggs, chicken thighs, steak, and slow-cooked pork, among others, all made with neutral seasoning and cooked to perfection. There are then a few suggestions to spice up the already-cooked staples.
I personally love this layout and find it so handy. It means you can cook a ton of a protein in one go, and freeze it for later. Frozen vacuum-packed items reheat perfectly sous vide without losing any quality. Then you can just use those staples to throw together a quicker version of a classic meal. I tried Boeuf Bourguignon Pot Roast (with a few minor modifications) and I was surprised and impressed at the depth of flavor I got in only a half hour of cooking the sauce. I used short ribs au jus I ordered from Nomiku and cut them up to make smaller pieces, then added them into the flavorful sauce. It was a huge hit in our house.
Another item I would never have thought to cook sous vide, mushrooms, also turned out remarkably well. Mushrooms are one of the master recipes and as a mushroom lover, I knew I had to try them. In fifteen minutes, I had perfectly cooked mushrooms that then browned perfectly in a pan of butter. It saved a lot of active cooking time, which I always appreciate.
The design of the book is extremely user-friendly and is very readable. The recipes are all family-friendly and easy, primarily using ingredients I tend to have in my pantry. Because the main components can easily be made in advance, this is a great cookbook to have in your arsenal if you're on the go frequently.
With recipes packed full of flavor and a great layout, this is a cookbook I'll be going back to for convenient and delicious recipes to cook for my family. I definitely recommend giving it a try!
- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: TEN SPEED PRESS (28 May 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399582010
- ISBN-13: 978-0399582011
- Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 1.7 x 26.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 812 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)