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Sous-vide Pork!

Tonight I thought I’d cook something a bit different, so I put a couple of pork chops in my home made sous-vide!

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Recipe (serves two or one hungry man):

  • Two pork chops, deboned
  • Two shallots, finely chopped
  • Honey, one desert spoon

Salt the chops lightly, then put all the ingredients into a zip-lock bag, squeeze out the air by holding the bag under the water and close the seal.  Cook for about two hours at an average temperature of 55˚ Celsius.

When the the time is up, put a large frying pan on the stove and sear the chops until they look suitably delicious. You can also pour out the contents of the bag (which should be water and shallots) into the pan if you like. I served it with a tomato on a bed of noodles and garlic mushrooms.

Obviously if you’re going to cook anything in a sous-vide you need to be careful and make sure that you use the right type of plastic bag and that the food is properly cooked before you eat it.

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Rum Poached Apples

First attempt at Sous-Vide cooking. Try at your own risk…

Apples poached sous-vide style

Not bad for a first attempt!

Temperature:65 degrees +/- 3 (to be modified in version 2 of the cooking apparatus once I get a PID controller)

Cooking time: 1 hour  20 mins approx.

Ingredients (per apple):

1 shot of dark rum

2 desert spoons of sugar

Ground Cinnamon – a couple of shakes

Ginger – just a sprinkling

1 desert spoon of raisins

50ml of water (ammended from 100ml, it was a bit too watery).

Oh and don’t forget to add 1 apple, peeled and cut into 8th’s (amended from quarters, the chunks were a bit too large)!

Put everything in a ziplock bag, squeeze out the air by sealing it more or less underwater, shake well and put in the sous-vide. I’m using a so far un-modified deep fat fryer filled with water. Serve in a bowl with the juice – remember to eat it using a spoon!

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