Tom Salmon sous Vide with Salmon Caviar ad Roasted Tomatoes

Salmon Sous Vide -- Salmon caviar, asparagus and chives

Salmon Sous Vide with Salmon Caviar and Roasted Asparagus

Note: While 47C sous vide salmon may tastes better to some -- for safety reasons most will cook the salmon at 50C for 40 minutes which yields a very soft, moist flesh which does flake.



Ingredients for 4




Salmon needs to be brined before sous vide cooking at low temperatures to prevent the albumin from leaching out of the salmon. Use a 10 percent salt brine for 10 minutes in an ice bath.

Dry salmon after the brine and season lightly, then coat in olive oil before sealing in bag. In above (photo) the salmon was not vacuum packed (hence not a true sous vide dish) The dish was cooked at 47C instead of recommended 50C. A variation of the same dish was prepared at 50C in a vacuum bag for comparison (see photo below).

There is a clear difference in texture and taste between salmon cooked at 47C and 50C.