For many home cooks, easy to prepare meals are a high priority. From the minimal effort to the can't mess up factor, the home cook has certain criteria. While many of us dream of the gourmet meals that fill our television screens and fancy cookbooks, the reality is that simplicity and ease of preparation are key.
Over the past year, many home cooks have turned to a slow cooker to assist in dinner preparation. The concept of one pot cooking appeals to the busy family on the go. While this option is great for the busy weeknight dinner, what about other types of dinners. Would you want to serve a dinner party out of a crock pot?
A new option has been brought to the home cook, sous vide. What is sous vide? Sous vide is defined as the cooking of various ingredients in a plastic pouch. If you watch well known cooking shows, you have probably seen celebrity chefs use this technique. Many companies are now bringing this method to your home kitchen.
Why would you want to cook sous vide? This method of cooking creates food that is more tender, juicy and nutrient rich. Since the food is cooked slowly at a precise lower temperature, the result is food cooked perfectly inside and out. Also, the technique creates a more intense flavor.
Various companies and retailers sell sous vide machines for home use. Prices range depending on features. When deciding on a brand, research the options an features that are important to your style of cooking.
For your next dinner gathering impress your guests with a meal prepared via sous vide. Robust flavors and a perfectly cooked meal may propel your cooking skills to legendary.