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Old 30-08-2018, 17:05   #1
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Sous vide

Hey everyone! Weíre currently shopping for and trying out kitchen equipment our Lagoon. We plan to take delivery of our boat in just a few short weeks! Does anyone use a sous vide to cook on board? Weíre trying it at home for the first time tonight! 🤞🏼
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Old 30-08-2018, 17:30   #2
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Re: Sous vide

Been using a Sous Vide cooker (Joule) on board for over a year. That's just dockside, and with that restriction I find it very usefull and practical. Especially during the summer months I can slow cook without heating up the cabin.

Here's a link to my use of Sous Vide: Galley Items

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Old 30-08-2018, 18:01   #3
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Good Lord!!!
Soon we won't even be able to (insert tasteless comment here) without a smart phone app.
So says the old owner of an old flip phone.
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20 years of sous vide aboard and professionally... Polyscience immersion circulator and vacuum bagger... works on the inverter, really great for both proteins and some veggies. Not sure what someone means about smart phone... it's one of the most simple forms of cooking and timing isn't critical.
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Not sure what someone means about smart phone...

The link above talks about a heater/water pump that is controlled by a phone app. No physical controls other than the on/off switch.
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Old 30-08-2018, 20:54   #6
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Also have a Joule. Works great from the inverter and uses little electricity after bringing the water up to temperature. No cleanup. Stores in a utensil drawer. We use it mostly to cook chicken and beef. Works with meat right from the freezer that hasn't been defrosted.

If you have the inverter capacity, consider also:

- A portable one burner induction cook top . Easy to store. This is the best way to boil a large pot of water for proper pasta. Propane takes forever to boil and then can't keep it at a vigorous boil with the cooking pasta. Less than $100 and stores easily.

- A Cuisinart Griddler - We now rarely use the bbq. This is faster and does a much better job than the typical "too shallow" boat bbq that has hot spots and takes constant attention. Boneless chicken breasts will cook perfectly in 4 minutes. Burgers have a great sear without being overcooked in the middle. Grease drains away. Great for paninis, grilled cheese, grilled vegetables, etc. A bit of a storage challenge.
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Re: Sous vide

We met some ultra mod folks with a Outremer 55, and an InstaPot, while in an up market boat yard. They loved it. I wondered how they would power it offshore.

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I canít use one as they all seem to be 1000w which is more than I could handle. Iím assuming that as an immersion heater that has to closely keep temp itís variable resistance and so if I heated the water on the stove to start with it might work but anyway...

Iím a convert to sous vide after a recent experience. A friend of mine and I both bought NY strip steaks from a Piggly Wiggly (ie not the best meat). I cooked mine on my boat grill, to medium rare. It was one of the worst, most tasteless steaks Iíve ever had. The next night I went to my friendís house for dinner to discover he was cooking it sous vide. I told him the meat was awful, only to then enjoy one of the tastiest, most tender steaks Iíd ever had. A revelation.
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Been using a Sous Vide cooker (Joule) on board for over a year. That's just dockside, and with that restriction I find it very usefull and practical. Especially during the summer months I can slow cook without heating up the cabin.

Here's a link to my use of Sous Vide: Galley Items

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Hi John! Thanks for sharing your link with all your expertise!
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20 years of sous vide aboard and professionally... Polyscience immersion circulator and vacuum bagger... works on the inverter, really great for both proteins and some veggies. Not sure what someone means about smart phone... it's one of the most simple forms of cooking and timing isn't critical.


Wow! Youíre an expert! I guess Iíll bring my questions to you!
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Also have a Joule. Works great from the inverter and uses little electricity after bringing the water up to temperature. No cleanup. Stores in a utensil drawer. We use it mostly to cook chicken and beef. Works with meat right from the freezer that hasn't been defrosted.

If you have the inverter capacity, consider also:

- A portable one burner induction cook top . Easy to store. This is the best way to boil a large pot of water for proper pasta. Propane takes forever to boil and then can't keep it at a vigorous boil with the cooking pasta. Less than $100 and stores easily.

- A Cuisinart Griddler - We now rarely use the bbq. This is faster and does a much better job than the typical "too shallow" boat bbq that has hot spots and takes constant attention. Boneless chicken breasts will cook perfectly in 4 minutes. Burgers have a great sear without being overcooked in the middle. Grease drains away. Great for paninis, grilled cheese, grilled vegetables, etc. A bit of a storage challenge.


Thank you for your insights Carl! We will definitely check those out!
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I canít use one as they all seem to be 1000w which is more than I could handle. Iím assuming that as an immersion heater that has to closely keep temp itís variable resistance and so if I heated the water on the stove to start with it might work but anyway...

Iím a convert to sous vide after a recent experience. A friend of mine and I both bought NY strip steaks from a Piggly Wiggly (ie not the best meat). I cooked mine on my boat grill, to medium rare. It was one of the worst, most tasteless steaks Iíve ever had. The next night I went to my friendís house for dinner to discover he was cooking it sous vide. I told him the meat was awful, only to then enjoy one of the tastiest, most tender steaks Iíd ever had. A revelation.


@Suijin, thatís great to know! I am familiar with Piggly Wiggly, hahaha!
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We met some ultra mod folks with a Outremer 55, and an InstaPot, while in an up market boat yard. They loved it. I wondered how they would power it offshore.

Ann


@Ann, thatís an interesting question. Iíve heard a lot about Instant Pot but have never used one. My impression is that itís one of those devices that does a lot of things decently but may not be super great at any of them. If anyone can advocate for it over a sous vide please share your insights!
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Good Lord!!!

Soon we won't even be able to (insert tasteless comment here) without a smart phone app.

So says the old owner of an old flip phone.


@Bill - hahaha! My sous vide doesnít have a smartphone app. However, if on land, I can see how that might be handy for a busy person/family
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