Grilled Broccolini with onions and herbs from the Cinder Grill

A Vegetarian’s Guide to Sous Vide

It may seem that cooking to temperature is only for meat, but doing so with vegetables, tofu, cheese, and eggs is just as important.  How often have we suffered through mushy sulfurous vegetables, tough eggs, and rubbery cheese? The temperature control of sous vide prevents these mishaps, and the Cinder Grill is the most versatile and easiest way to use sous vide in cooking.


Preparing the Best Vegetables


Vegetables respond very well to controlled temperatures in cooking. Pectin, one of the main building blocks of vegetables, is heat-sensitive. For example, holding a carrot at 180 F can preserve the pectin structure, resulting in tender yet toothsome results. Cooking the same carrot to 212F for too long can result in a texture that’s leathery, mushy, or worst of all, both.  The single-degree precision of the Cinder Grill is the best recipe for perfectly cooked vegetables, especially when combined with the Cinder’s quick and thorough searing capabilities. To see the results, try our recipes for Roasted Brussels Sprouts or Shishito Peppers, among others. 

Brussels Sprouts roasted to tender crispy perfection on the Cinder Grill

 

Cheese and Eggs on the Grill


Eggs and cheese, being protein-rich foods, also benefit from heat control to prevent drying, toughness, or even burning. The Cinder Grill shines here as well, as the best way to grill delicate proteins.  Check out our recipes for Crispy Fried Eggs (which uses a secret ingredient to turn out eggs that are both crispy and tender), Grilled Halloumi, or the Ultimate Grilled Cheese.


The Wonders of Tofu


We can’t forget the popular and tasty tofu. Common difficulties in tofu preparation are rubbery texture and blandness, both of which are avoided by proper seasoning and heat control.  The Cinder Grill produces excellent tofu dishes, whether using the gentle heat of sous vide or the crispy browned deliciousness of the sear setting.  Try our showstopping Sesame Crusted Tofu to impress guests or as a restaurant-quality treat at home. 


The sous vide method is useful for far more than just meat.  The Cinder Grill, with its winning method of sous vide without water baths, is the best way to use an indoor grill to prepare vegetables, cheese, eggs, tofu, and so much more.  Try grilled broccolini, parmesan crisps,  or even a vegetarian steak! The possibilities are endless with the Cinder Grill. 

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