Steak

Shopping list

  • steak (filet, ribeye, new york, etc)
  • kosher salt (coarse)
  • black pepper (coarse)

Additionally

  • cast iron pan
  • high temp cooking oil (grapeseed, canola, etc)
  • olive oil or Worcestershire sauce
  • sous vide machine

Prepare

  1. Trim undesired fat and silverskin
  2. Grind pepper and combine with salt (60% pepper to 40% salt)
  3. Coat steak in olive oil or Worcestershire
  4. Liberally coat with dry rub
  5. Vacuum seal as high as your machine will go

Cook

  1. Put steak in the sous vide bath at the desired temp
    • My family likes 61c (high end of medium)
  2. Cook for 1 hour
    • 2 hours if you seasoned/sealed/froze the steaks earlier

Sear

  1. Heat cast iron pan to 500f
  2. Add enough high temp oil to coat the bottom
  3. Toss bag into ice bath briefly to cool the surface
  4. Take steak out of the bag and dry with paper towel
    • Reserve liquid if desired (example: carrots)
  5. Sear for 1 minute on each side
    • At my house this sets off the fire alarm, so I do it outside
    • I also use a turkey burner (makes high temps much easier)