Sous-vide turkey!

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Sous-vide turkey!

Unread postby Nesto » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:17 am

Posts from a few others made me consider trying out some sous-vide cooking. Anyone that knows me, knows that I'm prone to "risky" ventures. So I tried out sous-vide cooking for the first time with a traditional US Thanksgiving turkey!

Not a huge guest list, but I had eight diners coming for Thanksgiving dinner, including my mother-in-law, so the pressure was on. I basically used this recipe...
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014 ... iving.html

The day before Thanksgiving, I prepped my bird, cutting it up into parts and vacuum sealing the breasts in two bags.
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Today was SUCH a relaxing day - the turkey only needed 3 hours in my BM20 at 64C.
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Finished, and the most moist turkey ever!
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I roasted the skin separately, which was delicious!
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And I roasted the wings and drumstick conventionally.
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Only way I'll do turkey from now on. Also did a home-made coconut maple Belgian Dubbel ice cream to go along with my mother-in-law's pecan pie.
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Here is that recipe...
http://www.craftbeer.com/recipes/coconu ... -ice-cream
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Re: Sous-vide turkey!

Unread postby dinnerstick » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:01 am

last year i made turkey roulade from the legs and thighs, and brined and barbecued the crown, from the recipes on chef steps
https://www.chefsteps.com/activities/gr ... iving-ever
great step-by-step instructions, and a seriously delicious result, i highly recommend it!!
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Re: Sous-vide turkey!

Unread postby Icefever » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:08 am

I've seen posts about using the BM for sous vide, now I've read yours I'm going to have a go this weekend. I followed your link to the recipe page, I'll be cooking chicken for my first try at s/v.

I'm doing a Bacon & Spring Vegetable Risotto with Poached Eggs for this evening meal. :wink:
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Re: Sous-vide turkey!

Unread postby mashy » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:28 pm

If you try BBQ stylie pork chops they do need 48hrs - I tried to do in shorter and was quite disappointed
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Re: Sous-vide turkey!

Unread postby ibbones » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:03 pm

I have been thinking, and thinking, and thinking about doing that. Guess I'll give it a go pretty soon.
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Re: Sous-vide turkey!

Unread postby Nesto » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:55 pm

One thing I'll do next time is add more spices to the turkey from the Serious Eats recipe - sage, thyme, and maybe rosemary too. Doing most of the turkey prep the day before was great! Quiet kitchen. Got the stock made from the carcass, neck, and giblets. It was so nice to get the carcass out of the kitchen the day before!
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Re: Sous-vide turkey!

Unread postby Tipsy » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:51 am

I've been doing some sous-vide and have been very impressed.
Last time I did some steak I also did some 60/60 eggs. Unfortunately I only did one each and the kids all wanted more :oops:
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Re: Sous-vide turkey!

Unread postby BreadMurderer » Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:24 am

I've always wanted to do sous-vide cooking every since I learnt about it, you sire have opened my eyes to the extra possibilities with the BM. Ace!
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Re: Sous-vide turkey!

Unread postby squadricus » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:56 pm

If you used mash or wort instead of water for the sous vide bath, that would really be something. Going a step farther, how about bags of meat in the malt pipe as an alternative to the shorter malt pipe?
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Re: Sous-vide turkey!

Unread postby Icefever » Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:25 pm

I gave it a go last weekend, all I can say is WOW :o . We bought some steak's from our local butcher,

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Into a vacuum bag, then into the water.....60c for 2.5 hours....

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The wife & I can only say that they were the best cooked steaks we have ever had
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