FOR SIDE DISHES THAT STEAL THE SHOW,MAKE THEM SOUS VIDE | The Tool Shed
FOR SIDE DISHES THAT STEAL THE SHOW,MAKE THEM SOUS VIDE
Whilst we all love a succulent piece of meat or a delicious portion of perfectly cooked fish, it can sometimes be the sides and accompanying dishes that take a meal from ordinary to spectacular. Fluffy potatoes, fresh,crisp salads or beautiful buttery vegetables, the choices are endless!
It’s been a difficult job but we have chosen some of our favourite side dishes to show you. If you’re preferred side of choice isn’t shown here then take a look at our website, we have loads more!
SOUS VIDE FENNEL AND ORANGE QUINOA SALAD
Salads can have a reputation for being a bit boring, or maybe you’d only choose them if you’re trying to be healthy but here at Sous Vide Tools we think they are a great alternative to rice or potatoes and if using the right ingredients they taste fantastic. They are an ideal accompaniment to lighter meals or why not serve on its own as a summery lunchtime treat.
This fennel and quinoa salad from Great British Chef Shaun Rankin uses loads of fresh ingredients that combine to make a showstopper of a dish. The colours on the plate look stunning and the tahini dressing will leave you wishing for salad with every meal.
SOUS VIDE CHESHIRE NEW POTATOES INFUSED WITH SMOKED BACON FAT
The potato. There is a reason why it’s the nations favourite side dish. It’s versatile, filling, plentiful and so tasty. We love potatoes in all their forms but nothing quite compares with the flavour and texture of these delicious new potatoes with their crispy skin and fluffy centres.
The recipe suggests that you serve them on skewers as a snack or dinner party canapé, but they also work equally well served alongside your favourite steak or chicken dish. Just 60 minutes in your water bath for potato perfection. Yum!
SOUS VIDE BABY PARSNIPS
Popular with Sunday lunch or Christmas dinner, parsnips have a unique taste that works well alongside meat. They are traditionally roasted in the oven but cooking them sous vide helps to lock in the flavours and almost guarantees that they are cooked perfectly every time.
This recipe uses a honey and thyme marinade that takes the flavour to a whole new level. All we can say is, roll on Sunday!
Smoked Cauliflower Cheese Purée
For a side dish that the whole famiy will love, you can’t go wrong with cauliflower cheese. Cauliflower and cheese are a classic combination that just works. In this recipe a smoking gun is used to give the cauliflower an enhanced flavour with extra depth. If you want a really smoky flavour you can repeat the smoking process until it’s just how you like it.
The chef advises you to pay special attention to the seasoning in this dish. For perfect results the seasoning needs to be just right!
Spiced Butternut Squash with Blue Cheese And Hazelnut
Butternut squash is a fantastic vegetable and although it is known for being difficult to peel and chop, it is definitely worth the effort!
Nutritious, tasty and filling, butternut squash is combined with hazelnuts and blue cheese in this recipe to create a side dish that works with almost anything. It also makes a delicious vegetarian lunch and it’s so easy to make that you’ll be making this every week!
Sweet Potato Home Fries
Sweet home Alabama! Are you bored of eating your standard carbs? Sweet potatoes are a hidden gem and full of nutrients that will be locked in through the simple sous vide process – serve with your favourite steak or chicken dish and a side salad to satisfy even the wildest midweek munchies.