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Sous vide in the original Trader Joe's vacu-packaging? (pork tenderloin)

My apologies - I should have looked a little harder before posting...

just saw:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/837773
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SousVideDK
Mar 8, 2012 12:22 PM
Quick note!

NEVER cook food in the pouches/packaging it comes in. The plastic is usally NEVER approved for heating. Plastic that does not meet the requirements/standards for heating, can be very toxic if used for sous vide.

There's a reason sous vide bags are more expensive than ordinary vacuumbags!

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Are ZipLock baggies approves for heating food? I did read that they are BPA-free...

Jun 21, 2015
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Sous vide in the original Trader Joe's vacu-packaging? (pork tenderloin)

Is there any reason why I should NOT sous vide in the same Trader Joe's vacu-pack'd tenderloin packaging that I purchased it in?

It's the Trader Joe's Peppercorn Garlic pork tenderloin, like the one on this blogger's post.

http://platetobelly.blogspot.com/2013...

hmmm well I guess one reason is... I would not be able to first remove the silver skin...

Jun 21, 2015
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Bouillon

Thanks so much Chowhounders.

Just picked up some Better than Bouillon chicken base.

Jun 21, 2015
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Bouillon

What are your favorite Bouillon cubes, and why?

What recipes do you most typically make with them?

Jun 20, 2015
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homemade pickled brussel sprouts

Thank you Ttrockwood! You're a peach!

hotoynoodle, I did also get carrots and a red onion to go with the brussel sprouts.

GretchenS thanks for that link - tons of good info there

I'm thinking about not boiling the carrots and onions first though...

Jun 14, 2015
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homemade pickled brussel sprouts

After enjoying these too much from the Whole Foods olive bar, I purchased some brussel sprouts to make homemade pickled brussel sprouts. I'll probably use this recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/zesty-pi...

and add red onions, carrots, and jalapenos.

However, I've never canned.
If I put them in the fridge instead, how long will they last?

Jun 13, 2015
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Thai Groceries

Yea Rudeboy, we were thinkin' that you ran off with some girl...

Jun 10, 2015
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What sauce would go with the Trader Joe's Ricotta & Lemon Zest Girasoli (Ravioli)?

thx everyone !

Brown butter it is, maybe with a some shallots !

Jun 09, 2015
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Sous Vide cooking...are you on board?

weedy, what is your time and temp settings for Chicken Breast?

Jun 08, 2015
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What sauce would go with the Trader Joe's Ricotta & Lemon Zest Girasoli (Ravioli)?

What sauce would go well with the Trader Joe's Ricotta & Lemon Zest Girasoli (Ravioli)?

http://www.traderjoes.com/fearless-fl...

Jun 08, 2015
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Does Odd Duck lunch menu still include their Beef tongue reuben sandwich?

Does Odd Duck lunch menu still include their Beef tongue reuben sandwich?

Beef tongue reuben, NY rye, sauerkraut, russian dressing | 11

Jun 08, 2015
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My favorite things from Whole Foods (downtown)

Easy Tiger's Sourdough Boule from Whole Foods in the domain is amazing.

It's "airy" and has an addictive sourdough flavor that's about several times more delicious than any other sourdough I've tried.
Just had an end piece off a new boule.

A couple weeks back while grilling a tri-tip, I took the remaining 1/4 load of 3 day old pieces, and brushed them with this lemon garlic oil that I was using for artichokes.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-...

Delicious that night and then chopped them up for lemon-garlic croutons in salads.

Jun 06, 2015
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Aaron Franklin has almost made it!

Well deserved. via the PBS series, it's great to see that he has such fun personality too.

Go Aaron!

Jun 02, 2015
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Confused: How to safely sous vide chicken breasts destined for Chicken Salad?

One other question...

At 145 degrees F, does the chicken still look pink?

Jun 02, 2015
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Confused: How to safely sous vide chicken breasts destined for Chicken Salad?

Thanks Karl S - that answered my question!

net: It's temp and time that matters. Not just temp.

i.e., how much time at which temp

Jun 02, 2015
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Confused: How to safely sous vide chicken breasts destined for Chicken Salad?

Just received an Anova sous vide precision cooker.
It's swirling away in the kitchen. Sounds like a washing machine when running.

2 questions

1) I'm confused by the temps that chicken salad recipes I've found call for: 140 or 145 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 or 2 hours.

I thought 165 degrees Fahrenheit was required to kill listeria and salmonella?

2) For those who have actually made chicken salad this way, could you summarize results of your trial & error?

Jun 01, 2015
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Hot Dogs N' Stuff (Sabrett dogs and Schwab Hot Links)

Does the place in front of Lowes sell the Sabrett or the Schwabs?

May 31, 2015
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Kerlin's BBQ Best in the Country?

re: Carter B

Are they better than Donut 7 on Burnet near Burnet Rd & Braker Lane?
http://www.yelp.com/biz/donut-7-austin

(The Korean owner / husband of the congenial woman who runs the front of the house has developed an incredible dough recipe. Get there early; they run out. But if they do, their delicious Migas are alway available and always taste extra special vs the recipe I have tried to perfect at home.)

May 31, 2015
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Coconut's Fish Cafe Coming Soon

Looks excellent!

Coconuts, come to Austin!

May 24, 2015
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Twisted Root

I just had a Sonoran hot dog for the first time and found it the dog and the bun quite delicious.

The guy who runs the trailer is totally sweet too.

Central Market's "Passport Greece"

I'm dedicating half of that greek roast chicken when I get one to chicken salad...

May 04, 2015
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Central Market's "Passport Greece"

>> All this while sipping on a Vissinda soda in sour cherry, which was refreshing and not too sweet (still couldn't finish it, though).

Agreed. It would have been perfect with a good vodka :-) !

Something that was there on trip #2 that was not there on trip #1:

Haloumipita bread - a small loaf for $1.99.
Its airy and soft. It's "herby" but not so pronounced that it takes over the taste of what you're enjoying with the bread.

Our mid-day snack this weekend became:
- greek olives
- cheese, just an ounce or 2
- heated spiced pistaschios*
- the Haloumipita bread, pulled off the loaf, not sliced. So there's lots of jagged edges. Then toasted (no butter) and served with olive oil on the side for dipping

I really hope they make they put that bread in their permanent rotation.

* I've gotten in the habit of buying only raw nuts. Then spicing them myself with whatever recipe strikes me as good
like this one
http://www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com/2012...

May 03, 2015
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Central Market's "Passport Greece"

slowcooked, In that demonstration table facing the dessert bar near the deli, they might be doing Feta cheese tastings again. They had 3 different kinds. My fave was the one based more on goat's milk.

May 02, 2015
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Central Market's "Passport Greece"

Verily, please report back on the tea ! I came really close to trying that Mountain Tea in the silver box but I'm not out of black tea leaves. (is it like black tea?)

Also - I edited my post above - it ends May 12 not May 5.
Enough time to snag one of those greek roast chickens!

May 02, 2015
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Central Market's "Passport Greece"

Only runs till May 12 !

Central Market does such a great job with their Passport celebrations. Someone(s) very thoughtful creates a curated list of
- country products that otherwise would be difficult to obtain without a trip there
- yummy recipes prepared in their deli case

Favorite find from yesterday:

Mikio Cretan "biscuits" with figs (1 bag for $1.50)
Located on an end cap on the chip aisle

Had one when lunch today became olives, cheese, pistachios.

When I put them in my cart, I actually thought they were breadsticks with figs because the bag right above it was Mikio breadsticks with Olive Oil and Oregano. (haven't tried that one yet)

Regardless, delicious.

http://www.centralmarket.com/In-Store...

May 01, 2015
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favorite sandwiches in austin that are not hot dogs or burgers?

I just tried their new brick and mortar Lucky Puccias.

Totally enjoyed it.

their bread has such an interesting flavor to it

Had an interesting discussion with Lucky about the challenges of opening up a physical storefront... I like their location - easy in and out to Mopac.

Apr 22, 2015
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Chilantro is underrated

do they have a brick and mortar place yet?

Apr 19, 2015
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RIP April 2015

Where does Blacks do their smoking?

Apr 19, 2015
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RIP April 2015

So they went from candidate for Best New Restaurant to closing down?

Apr 13, 2015
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RIP April 2015

Agree RPtrane. They are my favorite fast food-ish burger. Love their toppings. Agree about the fries too. Still pretty good.

And any good geek loves those laundry machine coke dispensers :-).

Apr 07, 2015
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