Friday, April 30, 2010

BBQ Season!

Grills have been firing up around the country since the snow melted, and often before. Sometimes, though, you might find yourself with a delicious steak but a shortage of propane, or no access to a BBQ. Over at Discoblog, you can find out how to cook your steak sous-vide without the need for a fancy or expensive machine - just some sealable bags and a beer cooler.
All you have to do is fill up your beer cooler with water a couple of degrees higher than the temperature you’d like to cook your food at (to account for temperature loss when you add cold food to it), seal your food in a simple plastic Ziplock bag, drop it in, and close your cooler until you food is cooked, writes Chef Kenzi on the blog Serious Eats. It’s really as simple as that.
Very simple and totally portable. Forget about beer-can chicken and try a sous-vide steak. The only obvious problem is this: With your cooler busy cooking meat, how is that beer staying cold?


Anonymous Coward said...

Maybe you could cook it in milk?

“the milk steak, boiled over-hard, and a side of your finest jelly beans, raw.” It's always sunny in philadelphia