Bought the Chefman 1000 watt SV unit for $99 on Amazon with a gift card I got at work. Tracked it the whole way and saw it was arriving today so yesterday I went down to the best butcher in town, Long's Meat Market, and picked up 3 ribeyes from Knee Deep Cattle Company cut at 1.5" thick. I damn near fainted at the sticker shock but the $70 I can never tell my wife about was well spent. I've never tasted better beef in this area than Knee Deep breeds.
Seasoned the steak with SPGO, vacuum sealed with a Food Saver with a couple sprigs of fresh thyme and basil against the side of each steak. SV set at 138° for 2 hours
I put the steak in a little early, not sure if preheating is required but I waited until 132°
Caramelized onions and sauteed crimini mushrooms while the steak was bathing and bacon frying, etc.
The corn was smoked over hickory. Soaked in water for a half hour. Basted in butter 3 times during 1 hour of smoking at 250°. Butter baste was melted with crushed garlic, a little salt and chipoltle rub that looked good.
The baked potato was done in the micro as I was hopping and popping on everything else. I did manage to fry up some real chopped bacon ends that had been smoked previously.
$18.98 a lb, ouch
Herb garden pays off
Anticipation at maxxed levels
Works exactly as advertised! Money!!
Not sure if I could pick my brisket over this meal, I'm damn proud.
Heavy sigh of satisfaction.