Sous Vide | Basics with Babish

Published on Aug 9, 2018
This week on Basics I’m teaching you how to Sous Vide. Sous Vide has become a home kitchen essential over the past few years providing restaurant quality results at an affordable price point. It can help make the perfect steak medium rare, the perfect tender pork chop or even safe to eat cookie dough.
NOTE: Raw flour can still contain pathogens - pasteurize your flour by baking separately for 10 minutes at 350F!
Ingredients & Grocery List:
Peeled Ginger
Green onion
Soy Sauce
Fish Sauce
Plain white sugar
Pork Belly
Porterhouse steak
Olive oil
Bacon fat
Special Equipment:
Sous Vide
Butcher Twine
Vacuum Sealer
Vacuum Sealer Bags
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  • That steak would be at least 200$ where I live :(

  • That steak looked rare. That's okay to eat?

  • I live dangerously, I eat cookie dough regardless

  • Dont be a son of babish and cook steak sous vide already people!

  • Why are there vegetarians here?

  • Safe to eat cookie dough? You mean... out of the packet cookie dough?

  • Mother fuckers my ears

  • I thought he was going to do a sellout ad in the beginning

  • Holy shit I had no idea you could do that with eggs.

  • You should read Ballistic bbq book on sous vede

  • Don't be a bitch, just suck the air out of the bag with your mouth hole.

  • Must salt and pepper before going in the bag. I've done probably 30 steaks sous vide now and won't go back to the grill or pan. I also recommend bagging them with S/P/G and an herb or two (I use thyme and sometimes rosemary) and letting it rest for a few hours or even freezing until later before it's time to cook. Also, Joule is my sous vide or choice.

  • Most people think its not safe to eat raw cookie dough because it contains raw eggs but its also because the batter contains raw flour that may contain bacteria (E Coli)

  • Serious question. After the thousands of teens, stoners and just having a rough day fatties like me. What’s the reality of eating cookie dough? Very little danger I presume and this seems more like a car commercial disclaimer than realty?

  • Don't cook if you can't cook at all 👌👌👍👍😾😎😎

  • while I know the steak is perfectly safe and that's "The proper way" to do it, I still don't care and would prefer the red to be more on the pink side. Don't turn it to shoe leather, but just a bit less color for me. Personally the "blood" and texture is off putting to me, it just tastes like metal

  • I don't doubt it's edible and pretty damn good. But that middle section does not look appetizing to me.

  • Babish: *cooks literally anything and makes it look so delicious* Me, eating my 99 cent pasta packet: Nice

  • For the fish sauce, I have a seafood allergy. Is there anything I can use to substitute it?

  • Mmmm raw steak

  • Can you make safer hollandaise with sous vide eggs?

  • Your US-tv channel is impressive. What's the key for so much success and viral videos??

  • Where's bread part 2?:(

  • basics with babish: knife skills?

  • Has anyone ever tried eating a sous vied steak without searing it afterwards? I'm curious if it can survive on texture (and seasoning) alone or if all people actually like about a steak is really just caramelized fat.

  • A i am a big fan and i was wudering if you can make a pork souvlaki

  • s0o0o0 i have the same sous vide machine.....tried to test it out by boiling some eggs bc i didn't want to have an expensive meat go to waste for trial and error purposes and i'm happy i did BC the eggs were raw!! I followed the directions from the book, from the app, from the internet and still raw. I've tried covering it so the heat wouldn't escape but still nada, anybody out there with some insight? I've tried taking it back but best buy has the worst return policy :-(

  • The bone looked like a d*ck

  • I’d be lying if i said I wasn’t very tempted to buy a sous-vide *just* for cookie dough

  • Are you mimicking salt bae always smashing his meat

  • the steak was a piece of art delicious

  • Since when tf is sous vide a "basic?"

  • Still let it rest for god sake... your steak was bleeding all over the place

  • babish I haven't been able to cook anything of your channel

  • Everytime I see someone use the Sous Vide technique on a cooking show they always loose.

  • last time I mixed wine and online shopping (2 nights ago) I ended up buying 300 dollars worth of more wine

  • Have you done any plating techniques videos? I would love to see those!

  • Raw cookie dough is not dangerous because of raw eggs, which with modern vaccination and cleaning techniques are usually fine. Its dangerous because of the raw flour, which can harbor bacteria like e. coli.

  • If you did not gnaw on that tbone like a savage, I will be very disappointed.

  • Raw Eggs Are Yumm!

  • Babish... You call THAT a generous pad of butter? C'mon

  • I guess I'm out of step with the universe, I've never understood eating raw cookie dough, and steak is too rare for me. I like it more medium, slightly less than medium in the middle. Sous vide seems to be the kind of trend that everyone is jumping on and then they try to apply it to every single type of cooking whether it fits or not.

  • The raw flour is actually more dangerous in cookie dough than the egg. You can bake the raw flour to make it safe as well.

  • I like the IFGA tat!

  • Freeze the marinade in the bag (or in ice cube trays) BEFORE using the vacuum sealer and no harm, no mess.

  • The purple hue on the steak is so irritating

  • Is he in DC? If not I think I just saw his doppelganger

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  • Whens the 3M Subscriber Special?!

  • Can you please give temperatures in Celsius for the rest of the world?

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  • I want to talk personally about some of these things... There are better ways

  • Really excited for the ramen episode !!!

  • I hate watching videos like this because I always watch them so late at night and it makes me really hungry and I can’t to go and make one of those things so easier either ,dang it

  • This comment might get lost in the sea of positive praise, but please put more research into your educational videos. 1. Never vacuum seal raw garlic. It can actually cause ballooning in the bag. Botulism also doesn’t die at that low a temp. 2. The principle of meats reaching a higher temperature when you let them rest only applies to a higher input of energy. Sous vide is the same color all the way through because whatever temp you choose to cook it at is the final interior temp. 3.

  • Did he really say "bowl of tonkatsu" ?? I think he may have gotten a bit confused because tonkatsu is deep fried pork

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  • What if you don't have a vacuum sealer ?


  • Are you going to make the Ramen from Naruto?

  • Make the turkey from scary movie 2

  • I want to watch him eat that steak... 👁👄👁

  • I don’t say this often, but I want to make love to that steak

  • Yo Babish, make some authentic shit on a shingle and your upgraded version!

  • Baking perfectly good cookie dough??? Herecy...

  • I’d wonder what Gordon Ramsay would say....

  • can you show how to make ramen noodles from scratch? with eggs and without

  • Fuck ! Now I want a damn steak.

  • Do Bubble Buddy's order from spongebob

  • I’ve tried this method and the steak had this very present “plastic” aftertaste. It took about 24 hours to go away. Not a fan.

  • You should make spaghetti tacos from icarly

  • That Japanese sauce is called urine?

  • All cookie dough is edible if you aren't a coward

  • i want to fucking eat everything in this video, that fucking steak literally made my mouth fucking drip water

  • Holy shit that is awesome

  • Looks like the food comes out incredible , but it’s just more wasted plastic :/

  • How about a basics episode on stir-frying?

  • Can I just get that meat that stayed on the bone please.

  • Dear Babish, could you for the sake of the rest of the world show your temperatures in Celsius as well? Love your videos!!

  • You should really be pasteurizing your flour along with your eggs for rae cookie dough. Flour is very minimally processed/cleaned and can carry lot of potentially harmful bacteria

  • you dont know how to cook that for sure

  • Medium rare pls

  • I know you've already done pasta, but I would really like to watch you do filled pastas (like ravioli).

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  • this is guy is like the vsauce of the kitchen and i love it

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  • Well - I lost all my respect... sous vide does nothing but suck!

  • RAMEN episode? Oh god I'm so fucking excited.

  • Do you recommend using a blow torch for the searing portion?

  • Just did some Conecuh sausage sous vide (160 f for 2 hs) and finished with a Benzomatic TS800 torch....incredible. Steaks are comparable with $60 steaks at the finest steakhouses....and that's with Choice instead of Prime cuts. Defiintely season BEFORE you vacuum seal the meat on steaks and chops. Using a torch outside is preferable to searing inside with cast iron....unless you want a house that smells like smoke for a week. The results are very me.

  • I can’t sleep im so hungry

  • You should make the dishes of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim! Like sweet rolls or boiled cream treats.

  • that steak is like sex without the mess! well done sir! (or rare in this case)

  • I love the new kitchen my man, been a fan for so long it's exciting to see how seriously you're taking this now!

  • So You Don't Give A Sh**

  • But you didn't use a Joule!

  • My family's been doing this with an anova cooker for the past year. It tastes better than a lot of restaurants