Since I mentioned getting a new sous vide machine (the Sous Vide Supreme promo package ) I thought I would report on the results so far. I have been discussing this in the comments to the first post I did about the device, but thought it might be worth discussing the results in a standalone post, for those who don’t read all the comments. The first meal I made last night was sweet chicken italian sausages. I didn’t take any pictures, but the appearance was not terribly appetizing. Did them in the sous vide machine, then finished them on the grill, one minute each side, with the grill around 400. I think that was not enough; either the grill was not hot enough or I didn’t put them on long enough. They tasted good, and preserved more of the chicken taste of the chicken, but I was not jumping for joy. My basic feeling was: the taste is very good, and it was easier to cook them thoroughly all the way through without burning the hell out of the outside, but next time I will finish them differently to get a different texture. When I had tonight’s tri-tip, things were quite different. This was a delicious meal that distinctly surpassed the results I have gotten from the same cut of meat on the grill. I tossed it in the Sous Vide Supreme for eight hours at 135 degrees, and at the end of the process, fired up my gas grill good and hot, to 600 degrees. Tossed it on there for one minute each side, and the results were amazing. Here is the meat on the plate before carving. Note how one minute on a grill that hot gave it grill marks and plenty of texture: Here it is carved up: And a close-up: This was very, very good. Very tender, but not mushy; juicy, and done perfectly to my taste. This is the only way to do tri-tip. Next up: salmon with a lemon slice and citrus butter.
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Sous Vide Supreme: The Results So Far
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Last Saturday’s entry , with clips of lead singer Andy Sturmer, was such a resounding success — garnering, at last count, somewhere between 0 and 2 comments — that I thought I would reprise the theme, this time with Sturmer’s more well known band Jellyfish. She Still Loves Him, acoustic: The Ghost at Number One, from the same session: It’s like potato chips. We have to keep going. Not sure why this one starts mid-song, but that’s OK. New Mistake: And a Badfinger cover: No Matter What. I saw these folks around 1992 in Austin, both at Tower Records in an acoustic in-store performance, and later that night in one of the downtown clubs (I forget which one; perhaps the erstwhile Liberty Lunch). Their musicianship was simply amazing; the bold way four guys would step up to the microphones and belt out intricate four-part harmonies was something I will never forget.
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Saturday Night Music: Jellyfish
On September 11, 2001, I boarded a flight from Newark to Dallas. Although on a different airline, I left from the same terminal at around the same time as Flight 93. Four hours later, when we were grounded in Memphis told about the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, I knew the Twin Towers had come down via cell phone but did not fully grasp what was told to me until we got off the plane and saw the CNN footage on a television in the terminal. Though it’s been 12 years next month, like most Americans, September 11th is a day that I will never forget. In the months that followed September 11th, for the briefest of moments, our nation was united as one people, one party– all American .