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The Advantages of Sous Vide Cooking

Cooking food is an art form that a lot of people take to heart. We have to know what sous vide cooking truly is before we have a look at what benefits it comes with. Sous Vide translates to ‘under vacuum’ when translated from French. It’s a method of cooking where the food is sealed in an air-tight plastic bag put into an oven or steamer for a long period of time. The temperature is controlled and consistent for the duration of the cooking time that could be anything from 96-hours. Now let us have a look at how sous vide cooking is advantageous to you.

Firstly, why would it be preferable to cook your food in a bag? If you’re cooking a chicken in a bag, for example, the restricted heat will cover the entire surface area of the chicken. What this means is the heat is going to be equally spread on the chicken, therefore, a well and evenly cooked chicken will be the result. For this even distribution of heat for a very long interval, you must modulate the temperature at around 55-60 degrees Celsius. Only at that temperature over 96-hours will the chicken cook completely inside and outside.

Sous vide cooking seals in the flavor. With the food in the bag, the steady temperature creates a steam within it. This steam is unable to escape. The flavors which you’ve used to season the food in the bag, as well as the spices, will stay inside and not escape. This locked surrounding will concentrate the flavors in the bag, thus giving you aromatic and appetizing food at the conclusion of the cooking.
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Sous vide cooking process ensures the food is not overcooked. There is a minimal risk of burning the food because you are cooking the food in the bag at a controlled low temperature. Odd as this might seem, but you’ll have the ability to conserve time. If you leave it to cook in the oven for the specified number of hours or in a slow cooker, your preparation time takes the most effort, however, you are able to continue with your other engagements.
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There is moisture retaining when cooking with this method. The food in the bag is continually exposed to the steam inside. This ensures that the food doesn’t dry out throughout the long cooking process.

Sous Vide is one of the most recent techniques to come from the professional kitchens and to the houses of “foodies” or rookie cooking enthusiasts. Sous Vide cooking at home is now possible for even rookies to the method thanks to the new sous vide machines making it quite simple.