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Sous Vide on a Cat.... #202195
08/11/2019 12:19 PM
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Sooooooo, it might be a strange question but has anyone ever used a Sous Vide for assistance in cooking on a Cat? We plan on cooking aboard for a number of our dinners come October/November and our group of 3 couples has discovered that using a Sous Vide here at home saves time and makes meal prep much easier. (A ribeye cooked in a sous Vide then finished with a torch is an amazing thing) Our last trip we discovered it was nigh impossible to bbq 5 rib eyes on the little bbq that’s onboard.
We’re thinking how easy it would be to set up the Sous Vide, start simmering your pre-prepped meal and then head ashore for the day knowing your meal can be finished aboard when you return.
Don’t think power will be an issue, we’re on a Leopard 43...


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Re: Sous Vide on a Cat.... [Re: shiloh8912] #202206
08/11/2019 02:34 PM
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You can prepare the rib eyes sous vide at home and bring the down frozen. Thaw in fridge and reheat on bbq, just down go higher than the original target temp.

My issue has always been 2 fold.

1) fresh water used for the bath, unless you have a water maker as scuba doo does.

2) what container would you use to cook the rib eyes in?


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Re: Sous Vide on a Cat.... [Re: shiloh8912] #202208
08/11/2019 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by shiloh8912
Sooooooo, it might be a strange question but has anyone ever used a Sous Vide for assistance in cooking on a Cat? We plan on cooking aboard for a number of our dinners come October/November and our group of 3 couples has discovered that using a Sous Vide here at home saves time and makes meal prep much easier. (A ribeye cooked in a sous Vide then finished with a torch is an amazing thing) Our last trip we discovered it was nigh impossible to bbq 5 rib eyes on the little bbq that’s onboard.
We’re thinking how easy it would be to set up the Sous Vide, start simmering your pre-prepped meal and then head ashore for the day knowing your meal can be finished aboard when you return.
Don’t think power will be an issue, we’re on a Leopard 43...


I sous vide a couple of meals and refreeze to take with. Thaw in the fridge and finish on the grill, whether it’s the electric grill on the cat, or a charcoal grill. Never had an issue or problem.

Regarding fresh water, you could use water from the tanks, as you’ve now pasteurized it, I’d think, and it’s completely separate from your food. A container is another issue, although a small cooler would work.

Re: Sous Vide on a Cat.... [Re: shiloh8912] #202216
08/11/2019 05:24 PM
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You might consider searing before sous vide, a quick once over with your torch.


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Re: Sous Vide on a Cat.... [Re: shiloh8912] #202217
08/11/2019 05:29 PM
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Light the grill, throw on a large slab of meat pop open a beer and enjoy the aroma of a good steak while watching the sunset🦖

Re: Sous Vide on a Cat.... [Re: shiloh8912] #202219
08/11/2019 05:45 PM
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That's not the same.


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Re: Sous Vide on a Cat.... [Re: shiloh8912] #202220
08/11/2019 05:53 PM
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Did it on a monohull but I guess that doesn't count.


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Re: Sous Vide on a Cat.... [Re: shiloh8912] #202221
08/11/2019 06:01 PM
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We why not use seawater for the sous vide? Yes it would be harsh on the unit, but rinse well after use.

Re: Sous Vide on a Cat.... [Re: shiloh8912] #202225
08/11/2019 07:40 PM
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I would not trust my immersion circulator in a salt bath. Even a few hours at temperature. Some things start rusting almost immediately.


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Re: Sous Vide on a Cat.... [Re: shiloh8912] #202293
08/12/2019 08:23 PM
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We did that in June with 7 filet mignons. . Used the Sous Vide at home and froze the steaks. Thawed them and grilled them. Eh, we were disappointed. They were mushy!

Re: Sous Vide on a Cat.... [Re: shiloh8912] #202296
08/12/2019 09:08 PM
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You could do a standing 6 rib beef roast in the galley oven in the same amount of time you'd need for sous vide, and have the au jus to boot. AFAIC, nothing sadder than losing the flavor and moisture of the meat juice that sous vide technique cannot retain. With warm baguette or garlic bread and a green salad, who the heck needs to go ashore for dinner.


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