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How To Sous Vide Grouper

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James Lee
• Sunday, 15 November, 2020
• 7 min read

Grouper is normally cooked between 104 °F and 140 °F (40 °C and 60 °C) which ranges from just slightly warmed texture up to firm and even chewy at the high end. Brining the fish before cooking it also helps firm up the texture and flavor it.

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Grouper is normally cooked between 104 °F and 140 °F (40 °C and 60 °C) which ranges from just slightly warmed texture up to firm and even chewy. Brining the fish before cooking it also helps firm up the texture and flavor it.

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They have local, fresh grouper on the menu and you can get it grilled, blackened, or fried and served on salad, a sandwich, or just plain. Confirm immersion circulatory has heated water to 135 °F by using a calibrated digital probe thermometer.

Remove bag and using a calibrated digital probe thermometer inserted into the thickest fillet, confirm internal temperature has reached at least 135 °F. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in medium saucepan over high for 3–4 minutes.

Mince remaining 2 cloves garlic and stir into saucepan, then add beans. Bring to a simmer, then remove pan from heat and stir in kale and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

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Heat remaining 3 tablespoons oil in medium non-stick sauté pan over medium-high for 3–4 minutes. Divide bean mixture equally into 4 bowls and top with grouper ; serve.

This is a great recipe for Grouper, a fish belonging to the Sea bass family. The grouper has a mild but unique flavor, somewhat of a cross between bass and halibut.

In a pot over medium heat, melt butter and sweat shallots with the saffron until tender. Add the fish fumes (can be bought at Whole Foods or other good grocery stores).

Pass through a chi noise.Stir in the tarragon and the red bell pepper. To make the Cannelloni purée, pour 2 1/2 cups into a pot over medium heat.

Make a hatchet by wrapping garlic, carrot, onion and thyme in a piece of cheesecloth. Remove and discard the hatchet and purée the beans in a blender with 1/4 cup of cooking liquid and olive oil.

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Cook the Grouper in a water bath at 135 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes. While the Grouper is cooking, mix water and lemon juice with the Soy Lecithin Powder.

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Firm yet flaky, with a heartier texture and flavor than other widely available white fish on the market. Its massive size means you can also get nice, thick fillets out of it that are as impressive to look at as they are good to eat.

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Smaller fish carry the risk of severe overcooking when you use high-heat methods like searing. When raw, it's fleshy and firm, but as it cooks, it separates into large, meaty flakes that require a bit of finesse if you want to avoid toughening it or drying it out.

Like other flaky white fish, halibut meat is composed of layers of firm flesh separated by connective tissue. This connective tissue breaks down as the fish cooks, allowing the firmer muscle layers to separate and flake.

Using a sharp chef's knife at home to trim them down into single-portion sizes gives me much more control over the finished product. Though some sources recommend cooking and crisping halibut skin, I typically remove mine, as it can be extremely thick and leathery.

The nice part about cooking outside is that you don't have to have any special knife skills to get that skin off. Some recipes for outside halibut recommend soaking the fish in a saltwater brine before cooking, in order to season it more deeply and to give it a denser, firmer texture.

If you're cooking more than one piece in a single bag, fat will also help keep the individual fillets from sticking together. This might just be my roots in New England and its buttery broiled cod talking, but for me, nothing goes better with a white-fleshed, flaky fish than butter, so I use some both in my bag and to sear the halibut after cooking outside.

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The powerful suction of a vacuum sealer can put pressure on the soft halibut, leaving it dented and misshapen. Because of the short cooking time and low temperature, a regular old zipper-lock bag will work fine.

But, just as when I'm searing beef steaks, I enjoy the flavor that a few burnt milk-protein solids can lend to a piece of meaty fish. I start by searing in butter, then I add some aromatics, like thyme, shallots, or garlic, and baste the fish with the flavored butter, flipping it over just for a few moments to give the second side a touch of color without risking toughening it up.

Add some gentle aromatics, such as thyme, parsley, or dill; thinly sliced shallots; or grated citrus zest. Step 4: Seal and Cook Remove all the air from the bag using the water displacement method, then add the halibut to the preheated water bath and cook for 30 to 45 minutes for one-inch fillets, or 45 minutes to an hour for fillets up to two inches thick.

Carefully add the halibut, presentation side down, and cook, without moving, until lightly browned, 30 to 45 seconds. Add aromatics, such as thyme, garlic, and shallots, and continue to cook, tilting the pan and basting the halibut with the hot butter, until the first side is well browned, about one and a half minutes total.

Halibut aren't terribly fun to fish (think: reeling up a 200-pound bath mat through hundreds of feet of icy-cold water), but man, are they delicious! Firm yet flaky, with a heartier texture and flavor than other widely available white fish on the market.

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Place halibut portions in a single layer inside 1 or more zipper-lock bags. Add some gentle aromatics if desired, such as thyme, parsley, or dill; thinly sliced shallots; or grated citrus zest.

Set the temperature on your sous vide cooker according to the chart and allow it to preheat while halibut rests. Carefully remove halibut from bag(s) using your hands or a fish spatula.

Carefully add halibut, presentation side down, and cook, without moving, until lightly browned, 30 to 45 seconds. Add aromatics if desired, such as thyme, garlic, and shallots, and continue to cook, tilting pan and basting halibut with the hot butter, until first side is well browned, about 1 1/2 minutes total.

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