The First 8 Unexpected Things to Make With Your New Sous-Vide Circulator


New Sous-Vide Circulator What to Make With Your New Air Fryer

The immersion circulator is no longer the “it girl” she once was. Her status as the most buzzed-about and sought-after appliance has faltered, and some might say she’s been replaced by the Instant Pot and air fryer (even though they do completely different things). But I’d bet more than a few foodies (sorry) received some sort of sous-vide contraption as a gift this holiday season, and those people are looking for recipes.

Given that sous-vide cooking has been mainstream for quite some time now, there is no shortage of (very good) recipes for this type of cooking, especially if you are looking to cook meat. But big hunks of animal flesh with lots of connective tissue aren’t the only thing that benefit from this low-temperature, super moist cooking method. I have been sous-vide-ing for a few years now, which means I have quite the catalog of unexpected, slightly unconventional recipes that benefit from this particular cooking method.

What to Make With Your New Air Fryer

Sous-Vide Tuna Confit Is Way Better Than the Canned Stuff

1.Tuna confit 

If—like me—you appreciate a good tuna sandwich, you should make some sous-vide tuna confit. All you need is tuna, salt, and top-quality olive oil. The tuna is gently poached in olive oil until it firms up ever so slightly, resulting in a tender, moist piece of fish. If all you’ve ever had is the canned stuff, this sous-vide tuna will completely change your life.

Use Your Sous-Vide Circulator to Can Pickles

2.Faster, crisper pickles

If you love homemade pickles, but would rather not stand in front of a big pot of boiling water for an hour each time you make them, give these FDA-approved sous-vide pickles a try. Sous-vide canning not only lets you enjoy a more comfortable pickling experience, but pickles canned this way come out crisper than they do with boiling water, without any need for Pickle Crisp.

Use Your Sous-Vide Circulator to Can Pickles

How to Make Sous-Vide Japanese Omelets

3.Really lazy “tomagoyaki”

While this is by no means a true Japanese grilled omelet, it’s a good, lazy approximation, with a texture that lives in between an omelet and chawanmushi. If you can beat some eggs and pour them in a bag, you can make this. (I like mine chilled, served over a bed of rice with some soy sauce.)

How to Make the Easiest Sous-Vide Cheese
The benefits to making cheese with your immersion circulator are three-fold: You have precise control over the temperature, you don’t have to stir a dang thing, and you can add all of your ingredients—dairy and acid—all at once, rather than waiting for the dairy to reach a certain target temperature first. Let curds form, strain, and chill. Boom. You made cheese.
How to Make the Easiest Sous-Vide Cheese
Will It Sous Vide? Tasty Gator Bites


Alligator, as a food, is more than a punchline about Florida, particularly when it’s rubbed with garlic and cumin and sous vided in butter. It’s like a more flavorful, slightly gamier chicken, but with the toothsome texture of a steak. Look for it in the freezer aisle, or ask your butcher to order some for you.

Sous Vide Your Root Vegetables With Fruit Juice
6.Vegetables (in fruit juice)
Sous vide-ing root vegetables in a complementary juice infuses them with fruity flavor without overwhelming their own. Bright, acidic orange juice complements the sweetness of a carrot, and apple juice matches up exceedingly well with the parsnip’s autumnal, spicy flavors. Finish with browned butter, and you have one sexy vegetable.
Sous Vide Your Root Vegetables With Fruit Juice
Make Your Own 'Dirty Water Dogs' With a Sous-Vide Setup

7.“Dirty water” dogs
A bag of hot dogs and diluted vinegar can be an off-putting sight, but the juicy, flavor-infused wieners make the mild visual trauma worth it. They come out plump and juicy, with just the right amount of snap, and they can be held at temperature in the bath for a few hours, meaning your guests can serve themselves a hot hot dog whenever they desire one without any help from you, the host, who is busy hosting.
Sous-Vide Your Own Excellent Cold Cuts
8.Cold cuts
I didn’t think DIY cold cuts were something I needed in my life until I made these, but a little Quick Cure and a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar is all it takes to make a tender and flavorful cold cut with all of the flavor—but none of the rubbery texture—of store-bought sliced and packaged ham.
Sous-Vide Your Own Excellent Cold Cuts