Sous Vide Salmon with Hollandaise


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This simple salmon recipe transforms a regular salmon filet into an uber-delicious dish with Anova. Hollandaise is notoriously tricky; not because of the ingredients or individual steps to make it, but due to the timing. Thanks to sous vide, you can make the easiest hollandaise sauce. How easy? You literally toss all of the ingredients into a bag and cook it – don’t even mix it beforehand!
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Ingredients for 2

  • 2 salmon filets

  • Salt

  • -- Ingredients for Hollandaise --

  • 4 Tbs Butter

  • 1 Egg Yolk

  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice

  • 1 Tsp Water

  • 1/2 Shallot, diced

  • Pinch of Cayenne

  • Salt to taste


  • Step 1

    Dry brine salmon by generously salting both sides and place back in refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes. While salmon chills, pre-heat water to 148ºF 64.4ºC.

  • Step 2

    Add all of ingredients for Hollandaise sauce into a large resealable bag. Mixing isn’t important, since it will be blended later. Submerge using the water displacement method and cook for 45 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Once the Hollandaise sauce is done cooking, decrease the temperature of your water bath to your desired salmon doneness included in this recipe. You can keep the sauce warm in the water bath while the salmon cooks. Note: Add ice or a few cups of cold water to speed this up.

  • Step 4

    Rinse salmon and place in a resealable bag. Cook salmon for 30 minutes. Note: Use a resealable, zipper-locking bag, since salmon is a bit too fragile for many vacuum sealers.

    • Finishing Steps - Hollandaise Sauce

    • Step 0

      Remove your Hollandaise mixture from the water bath and pour it into your blender. Blend on a medium speed until the mixture is a smooth light yellow. Note: your mixture will be very separated when removing from your sous vide bath - this is very normal.

    • Finishing Steps - Salmon

    • Step 0

      Remove salmon from the water bath and pat dry before searing. Sear as desired.

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