Sous Vide 'Almost-Sashimi' Salmon


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This is salmon 'sashimi', but oh-so soft. By ‘cooking’/marinating the salmon at only 30ºC with just a touch of sesame oil, you’re having it in just about the purest form you can (aside from having it simply raw). Though you always want to get the best quality raw fish you can, it's not always possible for a home cook. With that in mind, this recipe gives the humble, everyday salmon a gourmet kick. Just remember that because you’re not cooking the salmon at high temperatures, you must make sure you use extra fresh salmon from a reputable supplier.
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Ingredients for 2

  • 2 (4- to 6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 2 (1-ounce) packets instant miso soup

  • 4 ounces lettuce, chopped

  • 1/8 small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon Japanese roasted sesame dressing

  • 2 tablespoons pickled ginger, for serving

  • 2 teaspoons wasabi, for serving

  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce, for serving


  • Step 1

    Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 86ºF (30ºC).

  • Step 2

    Place the salmon fillets in their own small zipper lock or vacuum seal bag. Add 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil to each bag. Seal the bags using the water immersion technique or a vacuum sealer on the moist setting. Place the bags in the water bath and set the timer for 30 minutes.

  • Step 3

    A few minutes before the salmon is finished, prepare the miso soup according to package directions.

    • Finishing Steps

    • Step 0

      When the timer goes off, remove the bags from the water bath. Carefully remove the salmon from the bags and transfer to a cutting board. Slice into 1/8 inch (1/2 centimeter) slices and place on serving platter.

    • Step 1

      Toss the lettuce and onion with the roasted sesame dressing.

    • Step 2

      Serve the salmon with the miso soup, salad, soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger on the side.

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