|||Sous-vide Salmon

Sous-vide Salmon

By | 2016-01-20T17:27:29+00:00 April 26th, 2011|4 Comments

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200 f/4L IS lens, 1/15 sec at f/8, ISO 100

I was cooking dinner tonight and, well, I ended up having a quick impromptu photo-shoot in my living room before devouring this tasty dish. When it all came together it looked so pretty, I just couldn’t help myself … even though I wasn’t planning to photograph it. :)

Another cool thing about this is that it’s my first attempt at cooking “sous-vide“, or, cooking food that is vacuum-sealed and immersed in hot water for a long period of time. Thankfully, salmon doesn’t take too long … about 20 minutes. Now, I don’t have a fancy-schmancy immersion ciruclator, so a pot of water set on low on my stove-top had to do. :) It’s an extremely healthy way to cook so I expect to do it a LOT more in the future.

For this dish, I used a raspberry-chipotle marinade I bought at the store, poured a little bit into a bag, then stuck it in the freezer to solidify the liquid just enough so it wouldn’t get sucked out of the bag when I vacuum-sealed it. Then, I used my FoodSaver to vacuum it shut, and stuck it in the hot water (a big pot of water set on “low”) for a little over 20 minutes. I topped it with berries and the remaining liquid from the bag and added a side of parsley to add a contrasting color to the plate.

About the Author:

My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

4 Comments

  1. Morey Milbradt April 26, 2011 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Really enjoy your work and your blog. Thanks for all the great tips.

  2. This looks delicious. I’ll be having an impromptu photo session on Friday (lunch with a girlfriend) and Saturday (my birthday dinner). I’m amazed that THIS is what you had for dinner. It’s so beautiful.

  3. Thomas Kristensen April 27, 2011 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Hi Nicole

    Your pictures leave me drooling. They’re absolutely fantastic. I so look forward to get my hands on your book about food photography.

    Cheers,
    Thomas

  4. Jr April 27, 2011 at 10:32 am - Reply

    I think your styling ability is right up there with talent for the shot. Good work.

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