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Pre-searing steak before sous vide

darrentran87 | Jul 25, 2014 04:36 PM

Hi, I've been using the sous vide method to cook steak for a while. However, due to laziness, I've never pre-seared, only post-seared... I have a few questions for those of you guys who sous vide:

1) do you pre-sear, post sear, or both and why?

2) I watched this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZenV... and the chef claims that we would get sick if we pre-seared and then put the steak directly into the bag and started sous videing. So, my question is, do you also chill your meats after pre-searing?

3) do you pat dry after sous videing also (before the final sear)? chefsteps mentioned that it browns faster if you leave the juices on which I found weird.

thanks in advance!

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