When it comes to making weeknight dinners more exciting, there are times when no amount of Pinterest scrolling can get your creative juices flowing. When the slow cooker regained crazy popularity, everyone rejoiced at the fact that there were thousands of new recipes to play with (even slow cooker breakfasts!). Now, a new kitchen gadget is getting foodies everywhere VERY excited. Sous vide is a cooking method that’s been preferred by chefs for years, and it’s finally making its way into more homes. If you recently invested in this amazing piece of cooking equipment (or are thinking about it), keep reading to bookmark 15 recipes to get you started on your path to kitchen domination.
1. The Best Sous Vide Chicken: Chicken is always a great place to start when experimenting with a new kitchen tool. It’s especially great to sous vide because it’s virtually impossible to overcook it. (via Nosh On. It)
2. Sous Vide Beef Bourguignon: Julia Child made this dish famous, and we think she’d be pleased with this modern take on it. Serve it with garlic mashed potatoes and crusty bread for sopping up that wonderful sauce. (via Lick My Spoon)
3. Sous Vide Smoked Brisket: Sous vide cooking works best when combined with other cooking methods. Here, it’s used to tenderize the meat and seal in juices, while smoking gives it tons of flavor. Pile the brisket on a brioche bun and load it up with tons of BBQ sauce to serve. (via Serious Eats)
4. Butter-Basted Sous Vide Halibut: If you’re intimidated by cooking fish, sous vide could be a godsend. The key to perfect halibut is cooking it to just to the right temp, which the gadget makes foolproof. (via Serious Eats)
5. Sous Vide Lamb Chops: No more too-tough-to-eat lamb for you. Stressful dinner parties will be a thing of the past when you serve this tender and juicy lamb with zesty chimichurri. And yes, your guests WILL be crazy impressed. (via The Ravenous Couple)
6. Sous Vide Teriyaki Chicken Bowls: Take the guesswork out of dinner by letting your sous vide do all the work. Set it to the degree you want your chicken cooked and when you want it done. Your wish is its command! (via Anova)
7. Beef Brisket Sous Vide: After 48 hours of marinating and 32 hours of cooking, there’s no feasible way you’d end up with beef that’s isn’t tender and flavorful. In the meantime, you can go about your business while the sous vide makes you look like a rockstar. (via That Other Cooking Blog)
8. Hawaiin BBQ Short Ribs: Short ribs are best when they’re literally falling apart. These are flavored all the way through with pineapple, soy sauce and ginger for a sweet and savory Hawaiian-inspired dish. (via Almost Kosher)
9. Sous Vide Coq Au Vin: Coq au vin is the OG of chicken dishes. But just because it’s a classic, doesn’t mean you can’t spice things up with a whole new way of preparing it. (via The Kitchen Alchemist)
10. Sous Vide Salmon Teriyaki: If your salmon isn’t flaky and topped with a sticky teriyaki sauce, you’re not doing it right. Serve alongside rice and sesame broccoli for a quick weeknight meal with flavorful Asian influence. (via Williams-Sonoma)
11. Sous Vide Octopus: You’ve tried beef, pork, fish and lamb with your sous vide, and now it’s time to get funky. Impress your dinner date with a plate full of delicate marinated octopus that will score you some major foodie points. (via Sous Vide Tools)
12. Sous Vide Baby Back Ribs: One sure-fire way to break down the connective tissue of ribs is to sous vide for six to nine hours before grilling. Your baby backs will be famous around town, but your secret is safe with us. (via Pear Tree Kitchen)
13. Sous Vide Herb Rubbed Pork Chops: Never suffer through dry pork chops again with this herbaceous recipe. Pop them under the broiler for a few minutes before serving to get a nice crust on the outside. (via Amee’s Savory Dish)
14. Brined Sous Vide Turkey Breast With Sage Spice Rub: Your holiday dinners will never be the same. By giving your turkey breast the sous vide treatment, you’re ensuring that each bite is as juicy as the last. (via Jeanette’s Healthy Living)
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