September Newsletter 2019

Dear Home Sous Vide,

Welcome to the September newsletter from the team at Home Sous Vide.

The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, which can only mean one thing – Spring is finally here, and with it returns a host of exciting festivals and events, delightful weather and, perhaps more importantly, delicious food!

This month we’d like to celebrate the wonderful chicken. We take for granted the versatility, value and importance of the humble chook, and the impact it has had on culture and cuisine around the globe. In this issue we focus on the chicken and the egg, with a delicious recipe and some interesting facts to look out for when cooking them.

In this issue:

  • Breville Polyscience Smoking Gun Pro® – Smoke food and cocktails without the hassle!
  • Produce Highlight – Eggs have a season too – and it’s now!
  • In the Kitchen – Smoked BBQ Chicken Legs

Breville Polyscience Smoking Gun Pro®

Smoke food and cocktails without the hassle!

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at food smoking, but you just don’t have the patience or equipment to do so? Then you might want to try cold smoking, a ridiculously simple and easy-to-use concept, brought to life by the Polyscience Smoking Gun Pro.

The Smoking Gun Pro uses just a pinch of woodchips to generate cold smoke, which is then blown out of the attached tube. Cover your meat, vegetables or other ingredients with some cling film and put the tube in the side to fill the bowl with cold, fresh smoke. Leave sealed for a few minutes and you’ll have a delicious smoked element to go with you dish. Smoke anything from meats, veggies, desserts, cocktails – even ice-cream! The low temperature of the smoke allows practically any food to be infused with that smoky flavour. the good news is that we stock ten different woodchip flavours for a range of smoking possibilities, but you can try your own flavours too, such as dried flowers, herbs, tea, spices and more!

The Smoking Gun Pro itself has been crafted with precision to ensure it lasts many uses. Enhanced performance, usability, and longevity makes this the premium product for handheld smoking. It features a large robust housing with stainless steel smoke chamber, variable smoke flow speed and is able to be disassembled for ease of cleaning. Do however make sure to clean the chamber regularly and replace the filter when needed to ensure smooth functioning of the Smoking Gun.

With the Smoking Gun Pro, adding that unique smoky flavour to your dishes has never been easier. Head to our store to see more.

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Produce Highlight

Eggs have a season too – and it’s now!

Contrary to the impression you get at the supermarket, eggs have a season. Birds lay eggs in spring, triggered by the lengthening daylight. To trick them into year-round production, factory farms keep birds indoors under artificial lights, a practice so common few people know eggs have a season. But free-range chickens live by the sun, which means a flock that lays a hundred eggs a day in spring might not lay a single egg in a whole winter week. This can be expensive, but we have to look after our avian providers!

The shell colour and size is dictated by bird breed, but diet determines the color and quality of the yolk within. Well cared for hens typically dine on pasture and insects, fare which makes for deliciously rich eggs with bright orange yolks.

Eggs are a universal part of nearly every cuisine and are a staple in the modern diet. While they are a component in many dishes, they can definitely be enjoyed on their own too. Boiled, scrambled, poached, fried, basted or in an omelet – there are so many options available.

In deciding how to eat your egg, remember fried and scrambled eggs taste like the butter or oil in which they’re cooked. Poached or boiled eggs keep their true flavour, and it’s worth experiencing if you buy good quality free-range eggs.

Make sure to keep free-range eggs on the menu this Spring!

In the Kitchen

Smoked BBQ Chicken Legs

Smoking meat is a staple in modern cuisine, so give it a go with this simple smoked BBQ chicken recipe. It takes mere minutes to infuse your meat with delicate smoky flavours using the Polyscience Smoking Gun Pro, however you can adapt this recipe to suit the type of smoker you have on hand.

Once you’ve smothered your chicken legs in your tangy marinade and smoked it, get ready to barbecue your meat to perfection. Best served in the sunshine with plenty of guests to enjoy – try it with some salsa or chutney for the ultimate smoky BBQ experience. Perfect for the upcoming warmer weather!

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