Beef Porterhouse a la Plancha

In this recipe from Chef Bryan Voltaggio, hefty porterhouse steaks are prepared using a two-step process: first, they're slowly cooked at a low temperature in a sous vide immersion circulator, which can be done a day in advance. Then, just before serving, the steaks are briefly seared on a la plancha cast-iron griddle set over an outdoor grill. Crisp-tender vegetables, also prepared on the grill, are served alongside. Round out the meal with Baked Goat Cheese Orzo.
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Review 1 for Beef Porterhouse a la Plancha
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
,Upstate NY
US of A
June 1, 2013
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
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Oh Really?
June 1, 2013
Not sure how many people just happen to have a "sous vide immersion circulator" on hand to make this recipe. I sure don't. It would make more sense to provide a recipe for simply using the La Plancha itself without needing/combining some high end devices to complicate matters... Very impractical indeed.
I own the La Plancha, and it works very well on the stove top for various types of dishes. The side and rear walls are great for containing splatter as well as banking ingredients especially when making fajitas. The heat distribution is even across the entire surface
I gave the recipe 1 star for not being practical for the average home cook, however I would give the La Plancha itself 5 stars!
Cons: Complicated
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Posted October 21, 2014
A recipe for Sous Vide
The recipe is clearly provided as a courtesy and convenience for those who either have or may be considering a sous vide machine.
Those that have machines appreciate that WS is providing recipes. Really.
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St. Louis , MO
Posted February 21, 2014
Calm down there Tex...
I think giving this a one star just because you don't have a sous vide machine is ridiculous.
If you don't have the equipment, then find a recipe that you can use. Some of us do own a sous vide and enjoy recipes that incorporate it. So calm down and cook your way, but don't rag on this recipe, it was divine to say the least.
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San Francisco,CA
Posted January 16, 2014
Well, it is a "sous vide" recipe
It is a "sous vide" recipe so it shouldn't be a surprise that one is actually required.
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