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Sous Vide at Home – The perfect egg at 64.5°C ?

by on Nov.21, 2009, under Time and Accurate Temperature

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Three months ago I tried a soft boiled egg at 63°C during 1 hour. I have admitted that it was not the perfect egg for me and promissed to make another try. This time I cooked an egg 50 minutes at a constant 64.5°C temparature.

And here is the result!

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 The egg at 64.5°C has nothing to do compared to the 63°C one (see the last picture down this post). The appearance of the 64.5°C is better, the white egg is more compact and doesn’t fall down like the 63°C one.

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The yolk is also very different compared to the 63°C one.

sous-vide-at-home-egg-64-swid-addelice-immersion-circulator-water-bath-4(Soft boiled egg cooked at 64.5°C during 50 minutes)

See bellow the picture I made 3 months ago of the 63°C soft boiled egg with the Sousvidemagic and above the 64.5°C egg with the swid of Addélice. This is crazy to see how a difference of only 1.5°C can change so much the texture of an egg.
As I told it before I didn’t really like the 63°C egg but the 64.5°C was fantastic!! Absolutly incredible…I strongly recommend anybody trying it!
I read on internet that such egg was impossible to do without the precision and stability of an immersion circulator. I know understand why. If the temperature variation is equal or higher to 1°C then this can change the final texture of the white egg and yolk. The cool thing is also to be sure to reproduce the same result each time you set your immersion circulator at 64.5°C! I am definitely getting found of this cooking equipment.

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Jean François

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I swid my salmon! 20mm thick. 60.5°C during 41 min and 52°C during 28 min

by on Nov.04, 2009, under Equipments & Accessories, Time and Accurate Temperature

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Today I woke up and decided to “swid my salmon”!
I purchased 2 pieces of salmon, 20 mm thick, seasoned them with salt, pepper and a little bit of frozen olive oil.
A common problem when cooking salmon, is that the protein albumin leaches out of the fish and coagulates unattractively on the surface. Therefore I brined the salmon 10 minutes in a 10% salted water.

I had look to Douglas Baldwin table about temperatures & times for pasteurized and “mi-cuit” salmon.

Pasteurized salmon (20 mm thick):

55°C         57.5°        60.5C
4:20        1:52            41′

I decided to cook 41 minutes at 60.5°C

Salmon “mi-cuit” (20mm thick):

Very Rare          Rare Medium Rare          Medium Medium Rare
38.5°C                        47°C                                      52°C
26′                               28′                                           28′

The albumin was very present at the surface of the pasteurized salmon. The “mi-cuit” salmon had really less albumin and I could easily take it off before searing it.

salmon-pasteurized-mi-cuit-brining-immersion-circulator-sous-vide-equipment-cooker-1(very few albumin appearing on the “mi-cuit” salmon)

I seared the salmon in a pan with a bit of olive oil.
As you can see on the pictures the difference of colour between the pasteurised and the Medium Medium Rare salmon is not obvious.

salmon-pasteurized-mi-cuit-brining-immersion-circulator-sous-vide-equipment-cooker-3(left, pasteurized salmon – right, “mi-cuit”)

To sum up I would say the salmon “mi-cuit” 52°C cooked during 28 minutes was definitely the most flavorful. Next time I’ll try both “mi-cuit” 47°C and 52°C during 28 minutes.

Jean-François

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Video of the Swid by Addélice – Immersion circulator dedicated to Sous Vide

by on Oct.28, 2009, under Equipments & Accessories

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I am sorry not being able to answer to all your questions about the Swid but I am very busy at the moment. The best way to illustrate the precision, size and power of the pump is to watch the video I just made.
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I didn’t have time to translate my comments in English but I am sure you’ll understand.
So far I am very satisfied of this appliance which is the most competitive immersion circulator of the market: EUR 449 EUR 475 incl. VAT and shipping costs.
Here is a comparision table of immersion circulators dedicated to sous vide.

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Addélice confirmed the swid will be available this week.

Jean-François

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The SWID – First images and impressions of Addélice Immersion Circulator dedicated to Sous Vide Cooking

by on Oct.21, 2009, under Equipments & Accessories

swid-addelice-thermal-immersion-circulator-cooker-equipment-appliance-sous-vide-4Two weeks ago, I have been contacted by Addélice who has proposed me to test their new immersion circulator dedicated to sous vide cookery.
I was honored by their proposal and, as you can imagine, I have accepted!

I received the Swid this morning and had only time to take some pictures before leaving. I am very excited to share my first impressions about this sous vide appliance!

I was very surprised by the size and the weight of the Swid. I had to give back the Julabo EC that was borrowed to me during summer holidays and therefore I can’t show you pictures to compare the 2 appliances. Nevertheless I took some pics to compare the Swid with the SousVideMagic.

The Swid is compact and can be stored easily in one of your kitchen draws. This is an excellent point.
The casing is amazing, very soft and sensual to the touch. The protection grid is part of the whole metal structure of the Swid. For the record a metal grid is always coming as an option with the other immersion circulator such as Polyscience and Julabo…The Swid grid as a funny design with holes like bubbles carved in the metal.

I didn’t have time to try it so far but my first feeling about the swid is excellent. I’ll come back to you as soon as I have a little bit more time.

Jean-François

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SousVide Supreme – A water oven dedicated to sous vide

by on Oct.13, 2009, under Equipments & Accessories

sous-vide-supremeThe sous vide world is definitely very active those last days. FreshMealSolutions announced some weeks ago to work on the launch of a bubbler (the FreshMealsMagic), Addélice with its thermal immersion circulator (the Swid) will be launched soon and finally Eades Appliance Technology LLC indicates on its site the SousVide Supreme will be launched October 23rd.

The SousVide Supreme site shows a very nice video illustrating the use of this “water oven” dedicated to sous vide. Their not so many information about the technology and the precision of the appliance available on the site.  Nevertheless, watching the video you can see their is no integrated pump to mix the water inside the container. We don’t know the capacity of the container but in any case will be limited to a personal use.

What I like in this product is the price, USD 450 (launche price USD 399 – does it include the shipping costs?), the design is reassuring, feminine and reminds bread baker or French fries appliances. It should be noted that the SousVide Suprem comes with a praticale rack to hold pouches inside the water bath.

It seems the SousVide Supreme will be first available in the USA with 120 V specifications.

Jean-François

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