Sous Vide Steak Au Poivre

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The execution of sous-vide steak is easy if you have the proper equipment and understand the basics of sous-vide cooking. As we do in the Savory Experiments kitchen, we did the research and are here to share what we’ve learned!

 

Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com

Sous Vide Steak Au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of an easy weeknight meal or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to the perfect temperature and smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce.

 

What is sous-vide?  To put it simply, sous-vide cooking is putting food into a vacuum sealed plastic bag and submerging it in temperature controlled water until it reaches the desired doneness. It holds at this temperature preventing it from overcooking.

 

Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com

 

It is a technique that has long been used in restaurants to consistently deliver perfectly cooked food. A technique that is now being employed by home cooks to prepare the same exquisite results.

 

The concept is simple, but there are questions a sous-vide novice might ask. I know I did!

  • What temperature should I sous-vide my steak? Rare (120-128 °F), medium rare (129-134 °F), medium (135-144 °F), medium-well (145-155) or well done (156 °F). Your steak will be the same temperature throughout. Remember that to kill off harmful bacteria, meat should be cooked to 130 degrees. This steak was cooked at 131°F.

 

Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com

 

  • Do I need a sous-vide machine? Yes! Also known as a water circulator, immersion circulator or water cooker, a sous-vide machine is necessary to keep water at the perfect temperature to facilitate cooking.

 

Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com

 

  • Do I need a sous-vide container? You need some type of container that holds water, a sous-machine and your food, but exactly what that is doesn’t really matter. You can use a large Dutch oven, pot or a plastic food prep container. (See above).

 

  • How long does it take to sous-vide a steak? Good question! It is a myth that food can simmer indefinitely. The actual time depends on how well done you like your steak. Sous-vide is magical, but not so much that your meat will instantly reach the correct temperature.  A larger cut or more well done cut will need longer.

 

  • How should a sous-vide steak be cooked? Beef enthusiasts and experts will tell you that steak should be served at medium-rare. At this point you get the best beefy flavors combined with the optimal texture. With traditional cooking methods, medium-rare is hard to achieve. You can guess or use a meat thermometer, but the meat is cooking super fast and it’s easy to overshoot. With sous-vide, it gets to the correct internal temperature and stays there. This takes anywhere from 1-4 hours depending on the size of your cut and the temperature of the water.

 

Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com

 

  • How do I season my sous-vide steak? Minimally and with aromatics. Spices and seasonings will not react the same to the technique of sous-vide as they do traditional methods. Beef is best with its own juices, fresh herbs and garlic. No need to add butter or olive oil, as these can actually mute your flavors.

 

Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com

 

  • Do I need to sear my sous-vide steak? Your steak will be fully cooked, but will not have the desirable crust. You can finish it in a pan or on the grill. For the most even bark, I suggest a cast iron skillet. The trick is to get it super hot, the point where your pan is smoking. Then adding a fat (butter) and flipping it from side to side in 15 second increments. Long enough to start to brown, but not long enough to cook it any further.

 

Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com

 

  • What type of bag do I put it in? There is only one answer: FoodSaver® FM2000 Vacuum Sealing System! In order to cook properly, sous-vide bags must be airtight and sink to the bottom (no floating!). FoodSaver® sous-vide bags are constructed with multiple layers and sealed with powerful heat, resulting in the best resistance to punctures and tearing.

 

Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com

 

Sealing in freshness and flavor, sous-vide bags work best with a FoodSaver® FM2000 Vacuum Sealing System. Precut bags come in a variety of sizes, but you can also buy a roll, allowing you to pick the optimal size. From there, they can be taken directly from the fridge or freezer to the sous-vide machine.

 

Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com
Click to shop FoodSaver® Sous-vide Vacuum Seal Bags!

 

Here are some easy side dishes to serve with your Sous-Vide Steak Au Poivre:

Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com

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Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com
Sous Vide Steak Au Poivre
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Sous Vide Steak Au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of an easy weeknight meal or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to the perfect temperature and smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce.

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sous vide steak, steak au poivre
Servings: 4
Calories: 1121 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 2 pound New York strip steak
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves , lightly smashed
  • 3 thyme springs , bruised
  • 1 gallon FoodSaver® Sous-vide Vacuum Seal Bag
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Maldon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Season all sides of your New York strip.
  2. Top with smashed garlic and fresh thyme sprigs.
  3. Place inside a gallon size FoodSaver® Sous-vide Vacuum Seal Bag. Seal well.
  4. Heat your sous-vide machine to desired temperature, rare (120-128 °F), medium rare (129-134 °F), medium (135-144 °F), medium-well (145-155) or well done (156 °F).
  5. Submerge vacuum sealed bag in water. It should sink.
  6. Cook for 45 minutes to 2 1/2 hours. You can cook it longer, but the chemical make-up of fibers starts to change and while it will remain cooked to temperature, the texture will change.

  7. Carefully remove bag from water bath, cut to open.
  8. Heat large cast iron pan over high heat to smoking point. It needs to be ridiculously hot. As hot as you can get it!
  9. When hot, add butter and steak immediately after.
  10. Cook for no more than 90 seconds, flipping from one side to the other every 15 seconds, finally giving the edges a quick sear.
  11. Transfer to a cutting board, slice against the grain.
  12. Top with Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce and Maldon sea salt.
  13. If you've tried this recipe, make sure to come back and give it a rating! 

Recipe Notes

Much of what I've learned about sous-vide has been from J. Kenji López-Alt over at The Food Lab, because he knows it all! 

Nutrition Facts
Sous Vide Steak Au Poivre
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1121 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 56g 86%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 205mg 68%
Sodium 4207mg 175%
Potassium 1163mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 97g 32%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 52g
Protein 54g 108%
Vitamin A 5.2%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 13.8%
Iron 30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The FM2000 system and sous-vide are good for so much more than just sous-vide. Use them to store foods and keep them fresher longer. Freeze meals and put them directly in the microwave or oven, preserve fruits and vegetables and even make ice cream!

 

Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com
Click to shop the FoodSaver® FM2000 Vacuum Sealing System!

 

You can purchase FoodSaver. Sous-vide Vacuum Seal Bags (as well as the FoodSaver. FM2000 Vacuum Sealing System) in store or online at Target.com. During the month of July, you can even get 15% off!

Sous Vide Steak au Poivre is a sous-vide steak recipe worthy of a random weeknight or a special occasion. New York strip is cooked to your perfect temperture smothered in a creamy Au Poivre Peppercorn Sauce. #sousvidesteak #steakaupoirve www.savoryexperiments.com



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Comments

Adriana Lopez Martin

The sous-vedi technique for cooking meats is teh best, steaks come out so tender and flavorful. LOve the machine sealer too have one of those at home.

Gabi

I’ve often heard about sous vide cooking but never fully understood how it works. Thank you for explaining it in a comprehensive way and lifting the Vail of mystery.

Andrea @ Cooking with Mamma C

I keep hearing about sous-vide cooking but didn’t have any details. I appreciate all of the info you’ve provided! I bet it’s fun to experiment.

Joyce

Wow there is a lot of great information on here! I learned so much about sous vide! I always wanted to get a foodsaver but i never had a big enough reason to. Now I do! 🙂

joyce

Love anything with steaks! Must try this recipe!

Traci

I have owned a food saver for many years! And I love it that you can make sous vide at home so easily these days. Great idea…thanks for sharing 🙂

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