Sous Vide Sausage with Roasted Peppers and Cucumber Salad Recipe
Sausages are one of my favorite things to sous vide because they end up so much juicier than when I cook them traditionally. I like to finish them off with a quick sear on the grill, and while I'm there I'll often grill up some vegetables. For this recipe, I use mixed bell peppers that I put a hard sear on. I combine the sausage and the peppers with a simple cucumber salad for a flavorful, tasty meal!
I prefer my sous vide sausages cooked at 140°F (60°C) but you can go higher or lower as you prefer. I cook them long enough to pasteurize them so I know they are safe.
When I want a special piece of meat there are a few good butchers in my area, but I've also been enjoying the super flavorful pork from Snake River Farms. I also enjoy trying the different ranchers that Crowd Cow has available.
Note: You can learn more about sausage from my How to sous vide pork sausage or view all my sous vide sausage articles.
Ingredients for Sous Vide Sausage with Roasted Peppers and Cucumber Salad
- 8 Italian sausage links (I personally love Snake River Farms and Crowd Cow)
- 3 bell peppers, I prefer red, orange, and yellow
- 2 cucumbers, diced
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 1/2 jalapeno, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
- Fresh basil leaves
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Cooking Instructions for Sous Vide Sausage with Roasted Peppers and Cucumber Salad
Preheat a water bath to 140°F (60°C).
Place the sausage links in the sous vide bag in a single layer then seal. Place the bag in the water bath and cook for 2 to 3 hours, until pasteurized.
For more information on the cooking times you can read my detailed article which addresses why is there a range in sous vide cooking times.
Cut the sides off the peppers. In a hot pan or on a hot grill, sear the peppers until they just start to blacken, then flip and cook until they become tender.
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper.
Take the sous vide bag out of the water and remove the cooked sausage from the bag. Dry them off thoroughly using paper towels or a dish cloth. Quickly sear them for 30 to 60 seconds per side, until just browned, then remove from the heat.
Place the roasted peppers on a plate and top with the sausages. Add the cucumber salad to the side. Sprinkle with the basil leaves then serve.
Nutritional Information for Sous Vide Sausage with Roasted Peppers and Cucumber Salad
- Calories: 259
- Fat: 20g
- Protein: 10g
- Carbohydrate: 12g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugar: 7g
- Cholesterol: 35mg
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