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Perfectly Cooked Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin

Perfectly Cooked Sous Vide Beef Tenderloin

Some would argue that tenderloin is the king of steaks.  I personally prefer fattier cuts like Rib-eye, but tenderloin is always a crowd pleaser and people seem to be impressed by it.  Especially when its cooked perfectly; it will melt in your mouth.  Follow this guide, and you will get perfect tenderloin every time.

I always sous-vide my beef tenderloin.  For me, it’s the best way to cook it exactly how I want it with no guess work.  You basically set it and forget it.  I use the Nomiku for all my sous-vide cooking.  I definitely recommend looking into one.  You can use my code, “thechefdan” for an additional $35 off when you preorder the wifi Nomiku.  Enough about that, onto the recipe.


I find that I get the best sear using cast iron.  Check out Staub at zwilling.ca

 

Ingredients

  • Beef Tenderloin, trimmed and tied (about 8 oz per person)
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 6-8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper

Method

  1. Fill a large pot or cooking safe container with water and attach the Nomiku. Set the Nomiku to your desired temperature. When I’m cooking tenderloin or filet, I usually set it to 132°F (between rare and medium rare)
  2. Place the whole tenderloin into a large ziplock back and add about 3 full sprigs of rosemary, about 5 full sprigs of thyme, 2 cloves of garlic, and a generous drizzle of olive oil.  Seal using the water displacement method, or alternatively using a vacuum sealer if you have one.
  3. When the Nomiku water bath is at desired temperature, drop the bag in the water and allow it to cook for 2 hours
  4. While still sealed in the bag, shock the tenderloin in ice water for 2 minutes then remove it and pat dry with paper towel.    .
  5. Heat cast iron skillet on high and allow the tenderloin to come back to room temperature.  Generously season all sides of the tenderloin with salt, pepper, and finely chopped rosemary.
  6. When the skillet is hot, add butter, a clove of garlic, and the remaining rosemary and thyme.  Sear the steak for about 1 minute on all sides while basting with the butter every once in a while (you will probably want to open a window for this as things might get a little smokey).
  7. There is not need to rest sous vide meat, it is ready to be eaten right away!