Tag: Accurate Temperatures
This is my first try with cooking shellfish sous vide : a lobster tail.
I looked at Thomas Keller’s time and temperature table which mentioned a cooking temperature at 60°C during 15 minutes for a lobster tail. I am realizing more and more that Baldwin’s Sous Vide Guide is very practical. The information about the thickness is key. Douglas Baldwin indicates a 20 mm shellfish is pasteurized at 60.5°C at the condition being cooked during 41 minutes. I have decided to follow Douglas’ recommendations.
I took off the shell and seasoned the lobster tail with salt, pepper and a frozen teaspoon of “extra vierge” olive oil. After cooking I seared the lobster tail some seconds in a skillet with some olive oil.
The result was very good. The flesh of the lobster was moist and had a very pleasant flavour of olive oil.
Another successful try!
Sous Vide by Thomas Keller – Precise Cooking Time and Temperature for Poultry and Meats (Under Pressure)
Here are some of Thomas Keller information about cooking times and temperature.
Contrary to Viktor Stampfer’s book that indicates a temperature of the waterbath slightly higher to the core temperature of the ingredient contained in the pouch, Thomas Keller indicates the starting temperature (3.3°C) of the food, the time and the temperature of the bath only. This is definitely less confusing.
|Cook name||Weight||Water bath °C||Time (min.)||Comments|
|Beef sirloin||Thomas Keller||400 g||59.5||45||Sear the beef 5 min on a hot pan|
|Chicken legs||Thomas Keller||1.3 to 1.5 Kg||64||60||Golden the chicken in pan with butter for 2 to 3 minutes|
|Duck breast||Thomas Keller||300 g (skinless)||60.5||25|
|Duck leg||Thomas Keller||1.8 Kg||82.2||8 Hrs||Brown in a pan with canola oil for 5 min|
|Lamb saddle and tenderloin||Thomas Keller||1 split bone||60.5||35||Salt + pepper, brown in canola oil for 3 min|
|Pork belly||Thomas Keller||82.2||12 Hrs||Brown in canola iol for 3 to 4 min|
|Pork leg and shoulder||Thomas Keller||1.2 Kg each||80||12 Hrs||Brown in canola oil for 3 to 4 min|
|Poulard||Thomas Keller||1.7 Kg||62||1:30|
|Rabbit saddle||Thomas Keller||64||12 Hrs||Brown in cnola oil for 5 min|
|Squab breats||Thomas Keller||330 to 380 g||59.5||30|
|Squab leg||Thomas Keller||330 to 380 g||68||2 Hrs||Brown in canola oil for 2 to 3 min|
|Veal calotte||Thomas Keller||350 g||60.5||15||Heat 350°F oven for 3 min|
|Veal tenderloin||Thomas Keller||1.2 Kg||61||30||Brown in canola oil for 7 min|
|Beef tongue||Thomas Keller||1.33 Kg||70||24 Hrs|
|Calf's heart||Thomas Keller||850 g||79.4||24 Hrs|
|Calf's liver||Thomas Keller||1 Kg||63||60|
|Duck tongue||Thomas Keller||225 g||70||8 Hrs|
|Veal kidney||Thomas Keller||455 g||82||60||Heat in clarified butter 1 min max|
|Veal cheeks||Thomas Keller||1.3 Kg||82.2||8 Hrs||Dust both sides wiyh flour, brown sides with canola oil for 2 min|
I saw so many posts on the net speaking highly about the precise temperature and time to cook a “perfect” soft boiled egg. The range of temperature for a soft egg varies from 57°C (basically raw) to 70°C (hard-boiled, right before it gets that green ring around the yolk).
After reading the Cookingissues article about soft eggs I decided to try the 63°C soft boiled egg cooked for 1 hours with my Julabo immersion circulator. In this article they say my “ favorite 63°C “custard egg”—so named because of the creamy consistency of the yolk, which cannot be achieved with conventional cooking”.
My 63°C soft boiled egg has not reached my expectations. The yolk was not as creamy as mentioned in the Cookingissues article. The egg was good but nothing special in my opinion. Next time I’ll raise the temperature of 1°C (64°C) and see what happens.
By the way I’ll also read carefully this fantastic article from Khymos.
Time and accurate temperature are key while cooking sous vide. I already gathered some information regarding fish sous vide but data about poultry and meat was missing. The table below contains information about poultry only (Viktor Stampfer). Time and accurate temperatures for meat will be availabe in the next post.
|Cook name||Core °C||Water bath °C||Core Cooking Time (min.)||Comments|
|Foie gras terinne||Viktor Stampfer||54||56||20||Shape using alu foil. Refrigerate 24Hrs.|
|Quail breast||Viktor Stampfer||64||68 (72 HACCP)||20||Fry in foaming butter and oil|
|Breat of Bresse Pigeon||Viktor Stampfer||64||68 (72 HACCP)||20||Fry in foaming butter and oil|
|Chicken breats||Viktor Stampfer||71||72||40||Fry in butter|
|Coq au vin||Viktor Stampfer||71||71||1 Hr|
|Duck breast||Viktor Stampfer||65 (71 HACCP)||68 (72 HACCP)||45||fry in olive oil|
|Malasa chicken||Viktor Stampfer||71||72||40||Fry in hot ghee|
|Guinea fowl leg||Viktor Stampfer||72||72||72 Hrs|
|Breast of Guinea fowl||Viktor Stampfer||71||72||35|