today i went to the whole foods metropolis by my house and picked up some fresh asparagus, and a monster organic grass fed strip steak.
i took a sprig of fresh rosemary (also from whole foods) and a pressed clove of garlic, loosely wrapped them in a sheet of seran wrap and threw it at the bottom of the bag. i heard this is to not give it such a direct taste of the aromatics, but next time will go back to just having the aromatics contacting the meat. dried, salted and peppered the steak, and vacuum sealed!
also prepared the asparagus. washed and dried, seasoned with salt and pepper. cut some butter into little cubes and distribute them throughout the bag and that was it! cooked them for 10 minutes at the end.
cooked the steak at 140 degrees for 4 hours. an hour before i took it out i put in a couple eggs for an hour. i heard that eggs when cooked sous vide are also absolutely awesome (and kept seeing them on top of asparagus!).
finished the steak as always on a super hot pan (this time with butter!), which gave it some great color (very plain looking out of the bag) and also makes for a DELICIOUS crust of flavor on the outside. the center was very pink but absolutely perfectly cooked! can’t believe what great results i’ve been having. however, the eggs i felt were a little underdone, but will try again with more time next time. also, the asparagus was very crisp and tasty! next time will add more butter and seasonings (forgot rosemary and garlic :P).