Sous vide is a type of cooking which produces very high quality results. For many years, it was restricted to professionals only due to the cooking accessories required.
However, in recent times the overall cost of these tools has reduced significantly, making sous vide cooking accessible for everyone!
Sous vide is French for ‘under vacuum’, but it refers to the act of cooking where produce (usually meat) is kept in a temperature controlled environment until cooked to perfection.
Produce is put in a sealed bag under water or steam, so as to closely control the temperature.
The results of this style of cooking are usually excellent, as it prevents the food from overcooking and also retains many of the natural juices.
It’s no wonder that this has become such a popular style of preparation!
While it is not strictly necessary, using a kitchen torch to sear meat that has been cooked in the sous vide style is highly recommended.
This is because it adds an extra level of deliciousness to your meals – adding that lovely crispy exterior to dishes such as steak.
When compared to other options such as pan searing steak, cooking with a kitchen torch results in a much better finish.
Pan searing can be unpredictable and lead to overcooking, whereas skillful use of a kitchen torch leads to absolutely perfect results every time.
The key to getting the perfect look and taste to your sous vide steak is selecting a kitchen torch that reaches the correct temperature and also gives you complete control over the size and shape of the flame.
Plus, given the heat we are talking about – it is important that whatever torch you use has appropriate safety features.
Therefore, we have put together this helpful list of the best options available for you to get that perfect, restaurant quality charred steak.