Reverse Sear (Sous-Vide)
Reverse Sear (Sous Vide)
- Difficulty level: Moderate
- Total Preparation time: 110-200mins
- Equipment required: Sous Vide immersion circulator, Heavy duty pan / Cast Iron skillet, Thermometer
Step1: Season your Dry Aged beef with salt.
Step 2: (Optional) Let your Dry Aged beef season in the refrigerator covered for at least 4 hours, up to 12 hours.
Step 3: Prepare your Sous Vide immersion circulator.
Step 4: Place your Dry Aged beef into sous vide bath for at least 60mins up to 180mins.
Step 5: Remove from sous vide and let rest for 5-10mins.
Step 6: Heat up your pan/skillet. Add sufficient oil to cover the entire surface of your pan/skillet.
Step 7: Pat dry both sides of your Dry Aged beef with a kitchen towel
Step 8: Wait till your pan is sufficiently hot before you place your Dry Aged beef in the pan, away from you. The pan is sufficiently hot when you can see the oil begin to smoke slightly.
Step 9: Wait for your Dry Aged beef to form a strong even crust (~1min).
Gently press the middle of your steak against the pan to form an even crust as the steak will contract and curl up as it cooks.
Step 10: Once your Dry Aged beef has formed an even crust, (you may lift up your steak to have a quick peak), flip your steak to sear the other side. (~1min). It is at this point where you may add pepper on the top of your steak.
We recommend not adding pepper until this stage as if you have added pepper before searing, the pepper would burn from the high heat, imparting an astringent bitter taste.
Step 11: Check that your steak has an even sear on all sides. If you wish, you may want to sear the back of the steak as well (~15secs).
Once you have an even sear on all sides. Take your Dry Aged steak out of the pan and add pepper to the other side of your steak.
You should check the doneness of your steak at this point in time using a thermometer or by making a slight incision in the middle of your steak.
Step 12: Turn off the heat and add any herbs, garlic or compound butter you have into the pan. Let steep for ~2min for the flavors to infuse.
Step 13: Set your heat to low and place your Dry Aged Steak back to the pan. Baste your steak for about a min on each side.
Step 14: Remove your steak from the pan and let rest for 5-10mins. This step is to allow the steak to relax and hold onto its delicious juice.
Step 15: Cut to serve and enjoy your delicious and perfectly seared Dry Aged Beef.