My Sous Vide Supreme promo package arrived tonight. It’s all I have been talking about for days. If you’re unfamiliar with sous vide, it is basically cooking food in a vacuum-packed plastic bag in a bath of hot water at a specified temperature, generally for a longer period of time than it would take to prepare the same food on the grill. Meats come out juicy and full of flavor, and are cooked evenly throughout — no more chicked that is burned on the outside and pink on the inside. You throw the finished product on a hot grill or in a pan with hot oil to get a quick sear, and voila! the perfect meal.
I have been considering the purchase for months, ever since I met the inventors of the machine. The package came with the water oven, a vacuum sealer, a cookbook, and a starter set of 20 pouches — all for under $400. This is less than I expected to pay for the water oven alone, so I was pretty pleased.
I’m still unpacking everything and it’s too late to make a meal tonight, but I’m excited to try it out. I have a tri-tip that is probably getting the treatment this weekend. Has anyone else tried this, and if so, what do you think?