Sous vide steak
After making my Raspberry Pi controlled hot water bath over the weekend I’ve been itching to try it out. I got my chance this evening when cooking some steak for dinner.
I get my steaks mail order from Donald Russell, so they come shock frozen and vacuum packed – so the ‘sous vide’ part is already taken care of:
After getting the slow cooker and Raspberry Pi back from the kids’ play room where I’d been testing it I couldn’t connect via SSH. it turned out that the SD Card had got corrupted. After sorting out a fresh build of Raspbian I was ready to go once more:The SD card crisis meant that I only had time for 45 minutes in the water bath at 55C, but they came out looking good, and went into a hot pan for a quick sear:
Sadly my ribeye was just a little on the chewy side. I think it could have done with a bit more time in the water bath. The verdict on the rump from my wife and son was ‘softer, but less flavour’. I tend to agree, those rumps are usually bursting with beefy flavour – though I’m prepared to treat this as a one off (and my creamy pink peppercorn sauce had flavour to spare).
So… first time out I think counts as a qualified success. I’ll give the steaks longer next time. Next up (perhaps this weekend) – tri-tip.
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