Perfectly Grilled Filet Mignon: Mastering the Sous Vide Technique

Achieve Steak Perfection Every Time with Sous Vide Cooking

Sous vide cooking eliminates all the uncertainties, ensuring that you enjoy perfectly cooked filet mignon, tailored to your preferred doneness with each bite. By employing a low-heat, long cooking method, sous vide guarantees that your steak is evenly cooked from end to end, resulting in a tender and juicy masterpiece.

Note: For safety reasons, avoid cooking steaks under 130°F for more than 2 and a half hours.

Mastering the Sous Vide Method: A Step-by-Step Guide

Prepare It

To embark on your journey to steak perfection, follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat your water bath: Fill your sous vide container with warm water and set the sous vide device to the appropriate temperature for your desired doneness. Here are the recommended temperature settings:

    • Rare: 122°F
    • Medium-Rare: 129°F
    • Medium: 135°F
    • Medium-Well: 145°F
  2. Perfectly Packaged Steaks: Our products come vacuum-sealed in sous-vide-ready, heat-stable packaging, making it effortless to add them directly to the water bath. If you prefer, you can repackage your steaks at home using sous vide heat-stable bags. For an extra burst of flavor, we recommend seasoning your steaks with the delectable Kansas City Steaks Original Steak Seasoning before cooking sous vide. Alternatively, you can infuse your steaks with fresh herbs and a dollop of Kansas City Steaks Finishing Butter by adding them to the vacuum seal bag.

  3. Ready, Set, Cook: After thawing, bringing your steaks to room temperature, seasoning them, and preheating your sous vide device, you’re all set to start the cooking process.

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Cook It

Thoroughly follow these steps to achieve steak perfection:

  1. Temperature Check: Ensure that the water bath has reached the desired cooking temperature before placing your steak in it.

  2. Time to Cook: Submerge the packaged steak in the water bath and let it cook for the recommended time based on your preferred doneness. Here are the cooking durations:

    • Rare: 45 minutes (1-inch steak) or 1-2.5 hours (1 and a half inch steak)
    • Medium-Rare: 45 minutes (1-inch steak) or 1-4 hours (1 and a half inch steak)
    • Medium: 45 minutes (1-inch steak) or 1-2.5 hours (1 and a half inch steak)
    • Medium-Well: 45 minutes (1-inch steak) or 1-3.5 hours (1 and a half inch steak)
  3. Bring on the Sear: Once your steaks have finished cooking, carefully remove them from the sous vide and take them out of their packaging.

  4. Sear Like a Pro: Preheat a skillet over high heat for approximately 5 minutes, whether you’re using a grill or your stovetop. A scorching-hot skillet yields the most mouthwatering sear.

  5. Seal the Flavor: Lightly coat the bottom of your skillet with high smoke point oil, such as avocado oil, canola oil, or grapeseed oil. Place your steaks in the skillet, and sear each side for about 2 minutes. Continue searing until the steaks reach your desired internal temperature, as indicated on the Measuring Doneness Chart below.

  6. Delight in the Golden-Brown: The sear will impart a rich golden-brown color and an enhanced flavor that’s reminiscent of perfectly grilled steaks.

  7. Serve and Savor: Your mouthwatering filet mignon is now ready to be enjoyed immediately. Unlike other cooking methods, sous vide’s low-heat and long-time technique does not cause the meat juices to rise to the surface, eliminating the need for additional resting time.

  8. Unleash the Flavor: For an added burst of savory goodness, we highly recommend indulging your taste buds by topping your steak with a delectable Kansas City Steaks Finishing Butter (even if you’ve already added butter during the sous vide process).

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When it comes to achieving steak perfection, trust the sous vide method to deliver an unforgettable dining experience. For more mouthwatering recipes and culinary inspiration, head over to Family Cuisine, your ultimate destination for family-friendly cooking.

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