Applying the Time Tested Sous Vide Cooking Method in Your Kitchen
If you enjoy cooking and learning new techniques, you might be interested in the sous vide of cooking that has recently become a craze among home cooks. While it has been in use among those in the professional cooking circles, it has only been recently when home cooks have discovered the benefits of this cooking method. Since catching the eye of many home cooks seeking better ways of preparing food, sous vide has caught food enthusiasts by a storm.
Even those who grow their own food, farming and raising animals in their backyard, have warmed to the method of cooking sous vide.
Sous vide is the method of cooking in which food is packed into vacuum-sealed plastic bags and cooked in a water bath using a cooker which can hold a constant temperature to the degree required and for a much longer than usual cooking time. The method allows food to cook evenly and more tastily without overdoing the outer layer or getting it dry.
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Some may wonder how come some bother when food can be as delicious when cooked in the traditional way.
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Well, if you have never tried anything cooked sous vide, you’ll probably never understand what the buzz is all about. It is notable though that cooking establishments and famous chefs have actually been using this method without people knowing it when they order at these places. What many do not know is that wrapping food and cooking it in those wrappers has been the wont of cooks since early times when methods of storing food were few. Some people have used leaves and other naturally available materials to wrap and store food in, cooking them in these wrappers.
To sum up, here is why sous vide is greatly appreciated by home cooks and chefs alike.
1. Vacuum sealing food delays spoiling it. Exposure to the air and the elements speeds up the decomposition and decay of food. The vacuum seal helps to preserve the freshness of food. The method also packs in the natural moisture from the food itself.
2. The food stays flavorful because the natural juices are kept inside, and being cooked sous vide cooks it equally on all layers.
3. Since the point of sous vide is keeping the temperature constant all throughout, there is no way food can become overcooked on only one side. Because the temperature always stays constant no matter how long it is being cooked, there is no need to worry about the time it should take to cook the food. Now cooks can spend time doing other things, getting more things done because there is no need to keep a constant watch. Cooks can now pay more attention to other details of food preparation such as food presentation.
4. Cooking can achieved exactly as desired without a hitch.
Would you like to experience out sous vide too? Take a look at the equipment you can use for this method.