Monday, September 13, 2010

Meatless Monday: Sous Vide Sweet Corn

Sous Vide Sweet Corn
Divas, in my continuing quest to master my Sous Vide Supreme, I've been trying it out on all manner of vegetables.

My Top Chef Brother told me that he sous vide cooks nearly every vegetable on his restaurant's menu, including those baby artichokes that I'm currently obsessing over. So at his urging, I decided to give sweet corn a whirl in the water bath. I bought some lovely sweet corn at the Hollywood Farmers Market. Then, I sliced it off the cob and seasoned it with salt and pepper. I placed it in the vacuum bag with butter and a little raw cane sugar (honey works great, too) and sealed it up.

Sous Vide Supre
I put it in the water bath at 185 degrees and let it cook for 40 minutes. After it was done, I removed it from the bag and served it straight up (I'm trying to develop my sous vide palate). Wow, the sous vide cooking really brought out the best in this ingredient. It was sweet, slightly crunchy, and super... corny, for lack of a better word. It's as if the sous vide machine distilled the corn into its finest incarnation.

Next up? Eggs, duck breast, and pork chops. Stay tuned...

Sous Vide Sweet Corn
Serves 4-6 people
Cooking time: 50 minutes (10 minute active)
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4 ears of corn, kernels removed
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon raw honey or raw cane sugar
salt and pepper

Preheat the Sous Vide Supreme to 185 degrees.

Meanwhile, season the corn kernels with salt and pepper. Place them in a vacuum bag with the honey and butter. Vacuum seal it up.

Vacuum Sealed Sweet Corn
Once the Sous Vide Supreme has reached 185 degrees, place the bag of corn into the machine and allow to cook for 40 minutes. Once it's finished cooking, remove it from the machine and allow to cool. Open the bag and check seasoning (salt and pepper). To serve, spoon the corn into a serving bowl.

Note: If refrigerating or freezing the corn, after it's finished cooking in the sous vide machine, it must go straight into an ice water bath (fifty percent ice) to chill. Then, the bag of corn can be kept in the fridge or in the freezer for up to six months.

Source for Ingredients
organic sweet corn from the Hollywood Farmers Market

organic raw cane sugar from Trader Joe's

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