You might have been used to defrosting your meat prior to cooking it, but there is another way to cook meat where you can skip the defrosting part. This cooking technique is called sous vide cooking. You can take out a frozen meat from your freezer and directly to the stove or gas range with the assistance of your vacuum sealer.
If you have some meat kept in your freezer and finally you want to cook it, you can simply use a pot and a vacuum sealing machine. In times when you forget about the time and it’s almost dinner, and you haven’t taken out your meat from the freezer yet and it is rock solid frozen, then you can do sous vide style of cooking. This is very helpful when you have little time or no time to prepare a meal.
How to use vacuum sealer for sous vide?
First, unpack the meat and season it. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the meat or you can add garlic powder if you wish. You can also prepare the meat for this dish ahead of time. Before freezing the meat, wash it and season it beforehand. Then, pack the meat individually and vacuum seal each slice of good meat, and put them in the freezer. If you like to marinate the meat, you can do the same, but make sure the marinade does not get in the area where you will seal the bag.
If you have not seasoned the meat yet, simply season it and then vacuum seal it in a sealing bag. You have to make sure that the meat is vacuum sealed before cooking. In the meantime, boil water in a pot up to 131°F. Once the water comes into a boil at this temperature, throw in the vacuum sealed steak meat. Allow it to boil continuously at the same temperature for about a couple of hours. After two hours, take the bad out from the boiling water, then take the meat out from the bag. Pat the meat dry. You can grill the meat or fry it on a pan. Grill or pan-fry it to a doneness of your liking. And, there you have it! You got yourself a tender, juicy, and flavorful steak. You can sous vide meat with a thickness of ½ to 2 inches.
Other uses of vacuum sealing machines
Aside from aiding the preparation of a delicious meal such as sous vide steak, vacuum sealers help keep the moisture and flavor of the meat. It also extends the shelf life of the meat and prevents it from getting freezer burn by sucking all the air inside the sealing bag. With vacuum sealers, food preparation is easier and faster while keeping the flavor and freshness of the food.
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