Sous Vide Salmon

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Fish has a reputation for being difficult to cook — when preparing it in a traditional manner, tender fillets can go from perfectly cooked to dry and stringy in a matter of seconds. Precision cooking eliminates this problem. Take the two salmon filets pictured above. The salmon on the left has been cooked at 122 degrees in the Anova Precision Cooker for 40 minutes. It is perfectly cooked from edge to edge and end to end. This fillet has a tender, flaky texture, packed with moisture. A small amount of white albumin was pushed out of the fish, but it collected in the sous vide bag. The salmon on the right was baked in a 350 degree oven until its thickest part registered 125 degrees. Even in the center, its flesh is far more dry and compact than the sous vide fillet, and the white albumin is visibly apparent. Worse, the thinner tail end of the fillet is close to inedibly dry, an expensive problem when cooking with salmon. Which would you rather eat?
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Ingredients for 1

  • 1 (6- to 8-ounce) skinless salmon fillet

  • Kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  • Step 1

    Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 122ºF (50ºC).

  • Step 2

    Season the salmon with salt. Place in a medium zipper lock bag with the olive oil. Seal the bag using the water immersion technique and place the bag in the water bath. Set the timer for 40 minutes.

    • Finishing Steps

    • Step 0

      When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath. Carefully remove the salmon from the bag. Serve.

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