Take Dad from Cooking Dud to Sous Vide Stud
Why Cook Sous Vide?As a Dad, I always believed I was the master of the grill, smoker, the oven, my skillet, etc. The reality? My ego was a bit stronger than my kitchen skills. While I was cranking out solid food, it was my Anova that helped bring my cooking to the next level . I went from pretty good, decent, and acceptable meals to some dang delicious dishes (if I do say so myself). Want that steak perfectly medium-rare? It’s easier than ever. Making yogurt for the kids to eat before school? You can do that too. Brew beer? What? That’s a thing?! It is! Check out some of my favorite ways that using Anova will take you from cooking dud to sous vide stud.
I Can Do What?!
Make-Ahead Sous Vide MealsMake-ahead meals are easier than ever. Want to take over dinner for the week? Throw a bunch of food in a bag, set the temp, and walk away. You’ll be eating top-notch food night after night with minimal effort. Use that saved time to play with your kids, watch a movie with your partner, or sneak away and play video games while you’re pretending to prep that presentation for work. You’ve earned it.
Creamy Sous Vide YogurtJett was developing a serious yogurt addiction. I knew there had to be an easier way than trekking to the store to spend more money on what is essentially milk. The solution? Sous vide yogurt. I enlisted some help from our killer #anovafoodnerd family, and my friend Justin had just what I needed. A recipe for silky, smooth, and CHEAP yogurt. We’re talking a gallon of yogurt for no more than a few dollars.
Every Dad eventually dabbles in homebrewing his own beer. Get ahead of the curve, and be the envy of your block. If you’re going to make your friends try your backyard brewskis, it might as well taste good. The key to proper fermentation and wicked-tasty suds? Temperature control, of course! Fire up that Anova, and sip on your succulent, hoppy successes.
The Perfect SteakThis wouldn’t be a guide to what dad can do with Anova without steak, so here’s how he can make LITERALLY the best steak his mouth has ever had the pleasure of consuming.
- Get a steak
- Put some salt on it
- Place it in a ziplock bag
- Drop it in the water bath.
- Remove it from the water bath.
- Sear that sucker.
- That’s it.
- I know, you thought it would be harder.
- Eat the steak.