While it can be a marvelously tender and juicy cut of meat, cooking chicken breast perfectly consistently can be challenging for even the most experienced chefs. The difference between a worryingly pink breast and and a dry clump of protein with a texture like damp cardboard is only a matter of seconds.
I was skeptical of the idea of sous vide bacon. I generally prefer my bacon cooked completely crisp, rather than trying to get bacon that's crisp and moist at the same time. But bacon cooked sous vide overnight is the first I've ever tasted that delivers on that moist-and-crisp promise. It's crispy on the exterior as you bite into it, but it quite literally melts in your mouth, like the finest confit pork belly, as you chew. Here's how to make it.
Duck à l'Orange, or Canard à l'Orange if you want to get technical about it, is a classic French favorite. Traditionally, the duck is roasted and served with an orange sauce, but for our modern twist — Sous Vide Duck Breast a l’Orange — we prepared duck breast with the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker.