When springtime arrives, my home is filled with the excitement of the catch of the season - salmon. My family members, dedicated fishermen, are the heroes behind the scenes, bringing home the prized Spring Chinook Salmon. This variety is a culinary gem, with a rich fat content that sets it apart from other salmon. It's a transformative experience for your palate.
The sublime texture of Spring Chinook Salmon, with its high fat content, is why it's my ultimate favorite. When you taste this buttery delight, it's not just a meal; it's a moment that lingers. And there's no better method to honor its quality than by preparing it sous vide, which ensures the fat is rendered perfectly, keeping the salmon rare and succulent.
Many connoisseurs agree that salmon is best enjoyed rare, and sous vide cooking is the ideal way to achieve this. However, we've provided sous vide temperature options for every preference, ensuring your salmon sous vide recipe turns out exactly as you like it.
To complement the delicate flavors of the salmon, a simple lemon dill sauce is my go-to. It's not just a sauce; it's a versatile accompaniment that enhances everything it touches, from your favorite roasted potatoes to an array of vegetables.
Mastering Sous Vide Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce
Serves 6-8 Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins - 1 hour
- For the Salmon Sous Vide:
- 1, 1-1.5 pound (.45-.68 kg) salmon fillet
- 1.5 tsp (1 g) kosher salt
- ½ tsp (.5 g) freshly cracked black pepper
- Lemon Dill Sauce:
- 1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil
- 3 tbsp (30 g) minced shallot (about 1 shallot)
- ½ cup (120 mL) dry white wine
- 2 tbsp (30 g) lemon juice
- ¼ cup (½ stick or 2 oz) cold butter
- 2 tbsp (8 g) chopped fresh dill
- Extra sprigs of dill (for garnish)
Step-by-Step Sous Vide Cooking Instructions:
STEP 1: Set the sous vide machine to your desired sous vide temperature. For a rare finish, preheat the water bath to 115 degrees F (46 degrees C). For medium-rare, aim for 120 degrees F (49 degrees C). If you prefer medium-well, set it to 125 degrees F (52 degrees C), and for well-done, 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) is optimal. We recommend medium-rare for the best sous vide salmon experience.
STEP 2: Generously season the salmon fillet with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to enhance its natural flavors.
STEP 3: Place the seasoned salmon in a vacuum sealable bag, ensuring it's well-sealed to maintain the integrity of the flavors during the sous vide process. Submerge the bag in the preheated water bath, and let the sous vide magic happen for 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the thickness of the fillet.
STEP 4: While the salmon is being transformed sous vide, begin preparing the lemon dill sauce. In a skillet, warm the olive oil over medium-low heat. Sauté the shallots until they're aromatic and translucent. Pour in the dry white wine and lemon juice, letting the mixture simmer and the flavors meld. To create a rich, emulsified sauce, gradually whisk in cold butter, one tablespoon at a time. Once the sauce is silky and fully combined, remove from heat and fold in the freshly chopped dill.
STEP 5: After the sous vide cooking time is complete, gently remove the salmon from the vacuum sealed bag. Be prepared to witness the beautifully cooked, evenly rare salmon that only sous vide cooking can achieve.
STEP 6: Plate the salmon with care, drizzle it with the lemon dill sauce, and garnish with dill sprigs to add a touch of elegance. This sous vide fish recipe is now ready to serve, promising a gourmet experience in the comfort of your home.
As you embark on your sous vide meal prep, remember that sous vide cooking times are crucial for achieving the desired doneness. Whether you're a professional chef or a home cooking enthusiast, Vesta Precision's equipment makes precision cooking an accessible and enjoyable venture. Dive into the world of gourmet cuisine and let every meal become a work of art with the help of sous vide salmon recipes and the precision cooking tools from Vesta Precision.
Exploring the nuances of sous vide cooking can transform the way you approach your culinary creations. The controlled sous vide temperature allows for an unparalleled level of precision, ensuring that the salmon's flavors and textures are enhanced to their utmost potential. A sous vide salmon recipe is not just about following steps; it's about engaging with the art of cooking and appreciating the science behind it. By utilizing the specific sous vide cooking times, you can achieve a level of doneness that is tailored to your personal taste, whether that be a tender medium-rare or a flaky well-done.
Moreover, the versatility of sous vide fish recipes extends beyond salmon. This method can be applied to a variety of seafood, each benefiting from the consistent heat and precise temperature control. Sous vide meal prep also offers a convenient solution for those with busy lifestyles, allowing for batch cooking while ensuring quality and taste are never compromised.
At Vesta Precision, we understand the importance of every culinary detail. Our range of sous vide machines and accessories are crafted to empower you to bring professional-grade sous vide cooking into your kitchen. Embrace the journey of discovery and let the sous vide salmon guide you to new heights of culinary excellence.