30 Minute Sous Vide Salmon

Sous vide salmon is the best way to ensure it's always buttery, flaky, and delicious. You'll never overcook expensive salmon again!


ā€“ 16 oz salmon, can be one large piece or cut into filets ā€“ Kosher salt ā€“ Freshly cracked black pepper

Preheat your water bath to 115 degrees F for very soft salmon, 121 degrees F for moist and just flaky salmon, or 130 degrees F for firm and flaky salmon using an immersion circulator.

Season the salmon lightly with kosher salt and pepper or your favorite seafood seasoning.

Place the salmon in a vacuum seal bag and seal. If you don't have a vacuum sealer, choose another air removal method.

Place the bag in the preheated water bath and cook for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Make sure the bag stays submerged for the entire cook. Sous vide magnets can be helpful or place a ceramic plate or bowl on top of the salmon.

When finished, remove from the bag and serve immediately with a sauce like chimichurri, or you can choose to finish the salmon.

To broil: Preheat your oven's broiler on high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place the sous vided salmon on the sheet. If using pesto or a glaze, spread over the salmon, otherwise drizzle with olive oil or top with pats of butter. Broil for 1-2 minutes, until just browned.

To sear: Preheat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Once hot, add 1 tbsp ghee or other fat of your choice. Place the salmon flesh side down in the hot skillet and sear until just browned. You'll know it's done when it easily releases from the pan with a spatula.