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20 Chef-Level Sous Vide Recipes To Inspire Your Next Meal

Have you ever grilled steaks and stepped away for just a moment to realize the steaks have overcooked? What about pork; maybe you've served up a not-so-juicy pork chop or pork tenderloin? Well, the secret to getting those perfect-temperature steaks and tender pork cuts is sous vide cooking!

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What Is Sous Vide?

If you aren't familiar with sous vide, it's a French term that translates to "under vacuum." The concept of sous vide is that you place your food in a vacuum-sealed bag and your food is cooked while submerged in temperature-controlled water. The water temperature is controlled by an immersion circulator.

Sous vide isn't a new concept; it's been used by steakhouses for ages. Only recently though, it seems sous vide has become a popular kitchen tool for home cooks.

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We aren't talking just steaks and pork either. This method is great for just about any protein including shrimp and fish, side dishes like potatoes and other vegetables, and very recently I've learned about sweet treats like creme brûlée!

Best Sous Vide Recipes

If you still aren't sold, scroll through these 20 best sous vide recipes—from Sous Vide Maple Dijon Salmon to Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin—and you might change your mind about the method after all.

<p>Shea Goldstein</p><p>These carnitas tacos come together quickly sous vide style, then thrown on a really hot grill to get a nice sear before chopping it all up.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/842396/sheagoldstein/out-of-this-world-sous-vide-carnitas-tacos/" data-ylk="slk:Out-of-This-World Sous Vide Carnitas Tacos;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Out-of-This-World Sous Vide Carnitas Tacos</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/1354056/parade/taco-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:65 Best Taco Recipes for Easy Dinner Ideas;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">65 Best Taco Recipes for Easy Dinner Ideas</a></strong></p>
<p>Savoring The Good</p><p>This recipe sears the beef before the sous vide bath to set the meat fibers and lock in juices resulting in big flavor.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.savoringthegood.com/sous-vide-beef-tenderloin" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin</a></strong></p>
<p>Crave The Good</p><p>The sous vide method does away with all the tedious tasks, such as tempering eggs, that you would have in the traditional preparation.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.cravethegood.com/sous-vide-creme-brulee" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Creme Brûlée;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Creme Brûlée</a></strong></p>
<p>Food Above Gold</p><p>This perfectly flaky salmon gets a major flavor boost with a sauce made up of maple syrup, mustard and sage!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.foodabovegold.com/maple-dijon-sous-vide-salmon/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Maple Dijon Salmon;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Maple Dijon Salmon</a></strong></p>
<p>The Missing Lokness</p><p>Moist and tender pork chops smothered in an easy creamy sauce that comes together in minutes.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://themissinglokness.com/2020/01/30/sous-vide-pork-chops-with-creamy-caper-mustard-sauce" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Pork Chops With Creamy Caper Mustard Sauce;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Pork Chops With Creamy Caper Mustard Sauce</a></strong></p>
<p>Crave The Good</p><p>This decadent sweet treat is made with only one ingredient; how easy is that?</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.cravethegood.com/sous-vide-dulce-de-leche/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Dulce de Leche;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Dulce de Leche</a></strong></p>
<p>Crave The Good</p><p>These potatoes are light and tender but also creamy and moist and full of flavor; pretty much the perfect side dish.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.cravethegood.com/sous-vide-potatoes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Butter Poached Potatoes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Butter Poached Potatoes</a></strong></p>
<p>Blackberry Babe</p><p>These pork chops are juicy on their own but the recipe also includes a quick pan gravy as an added bonus.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://blackberrybabe.com/2019/10/21/sous-vide-pork-chops" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Pork Chops;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Pork Chops</a></strong></p>
<p>A Nerd Cooks</p><p>Traditional methods of making limoncello take weeks or months, but by using sous vide, you will have your limoncello ready in hours!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://anerdcooks.com/2019/07/01/sous-vide-limoncello" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Limoncello;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Limoncello</a></strong></p>
<p>Dinners, Dishes and Desserts</p><p>If you have a hard time keeping boneless chicken breasts juicy and tender, then you will absolutely want to try the sous vide method; perfect every time.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://dinnersdishesanddesserts.com/sous-vide-chicken-breast" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Chicken Breast;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Chicken Breast</a></strong></p>
<p>Ramshackle Pantry</p><p>Placing prepared mashed potatoes in sous vide water bath will keep the potatoes warm but also fresh and not dried out until served. Perfect for the holidays.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://ramshacklepantry.com/make-ahead-sous-vide-mashed-potatoes" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Make-Ahead Sous Vide Mashed Potatoes;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Make-Ahead Sous Vide Mashed Potatoes</a></strong></p>
<p>Straight To The Hips, Baby</p><p>The 18-24 hour cook time might sound excessive, but it is all hands-off time and totally worth the wait.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://straighttothehipsbaby.com/2017/05/13/sous-vide-beef-prime-rib" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Prime Rib;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Prime Rib</a></strong></p>
<p>Joy Filled Eats</p><p>One of the easiest preparations of pork tenderloin and it comes out perfect every time.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://joyfilledeats.com/sous-vide-pork-tenderloin-recipe" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin</a></strong></p>
<p>Pudge Factor</p><p>If you prefer your corned beef moist, flavorful and fork-tender, you should give this recipe a try.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/wp-admin/_wp_link_placeholder" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Corned Beef;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Corned Beef</a></strong></p>

Pudge Factor

If you prefer your corned beef moist, flavorful and fork-tender, you should give this recipe a try.

Get the recipe: Sous Vide Corned Beef

<p>It's Not Complicated</p><p>Unlike other proteins, this salmon only requires about 30 minutes of sous vide time, making it convenient for the busiest of days. Pairs perfectly with the fennel salad.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://itsnotcomplicatedrecipes.com/sous-vide-salmon-with-fennel-salad" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Salmon with Fennel Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Salmon with Fennel Salad</a></strong></p>
<p>Sweet Tea and Thyme</p><p>This recipe promises to deliver expensive beef tenderloin results with a more affordable, often overlooked eye of round beef roast.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.sweetteaandthyme.com/how-to-tender-eye-round-roast-beef-sous-vide/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Eye Of Round Roast;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Eye Of Round Roast</a></strong></p>
<p>This Old Gal</p><p>A popular coffee shop made egg bites wildly popular. Now these low-carb, keto-friendly egg bites can easily be made at home.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thisoldgal.com/sous-vide-bacon-and-jarlsberg-egg-bites" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Egg Bites;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Egg Bites</a></strong></p>
<p>Living The Gourmet</p><p>The simple marinade used in this recipe infuses a tremendous amount of flavor into the steak.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://livingthegourmet.com/2018/07/herb-marinated-sirloin-steaks.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Herb Marinated Sirloin;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Herb Marinated Sirloin</a></strong></p>
<p>Savvy Saving Couple</p><p>Butter, garlic and parsley are infused into the shrimp during the cooking process, resulting in unbelievably tender shrimp.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.savvysavingcouple.net/sous-vide-garlic-butter-shrimp-recipe" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Garlic Butter Shrimp;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Garlic Butter Shrimp</a></strong></p>
<p>Savory Experiments</p><p>If you put this steak au poivre next to a fancy steakhouse version, you'd never know the difference.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.savoryexperiments.com/sous-vide-steak-au-poivre" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sous Vide Steak Au Poivre;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Sous Vide Steak Au Poivre</a></strong></p><p><strong>Next up: <a href="https://parade.com/845856/brianneizzo/10-of-the-most-delicious-mashed-potatoes-recipes-ever/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:10 of the Most Delicious Mashed Potatoes Recipes Ever;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">10 of the Most Delicious Mashed Potatoes Recipes Ever</a></strong></p>

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