I've read that for ribeye steaks, it's better to sear it over the cast iron instead of sous vide+sear due to the higher fat/marbling content? The flash sear post-sousvide didn't taste as good as a 3 mins sear.
Ever seen a reference to sous-vide cooking and wondered, "What the hell is that?" Scott Heimendinger, director of applied research for Modernist Cuisine, breaks it down for you, explaining what this cooking method is, its benefits, and the basic principles behind it in this episode of MDRN KTCHN. And Scott will be back with more tips on sous-vide cooking soon, including cool improvised sous-vide setups for those of you who don't want to drop the cash on the gear covered in this video. Want to learn more? Come back every Sunday for a new episode of MDRN KTCHN, and check out Modernist Cuisine's new cookbook, Modernist Cuisine at Home!
Maxime Bilet, coauthor of the epic 2,400-page book Modernist Cuisine, spent years working with the sort of high-end machinery young cooks dream about. He also figured out how to translate some of the techniques he learned for the home kitchen, like this clever sous-vide salmon trick.