Sous Vide Cilantro Lime Salmon

sous vide cilantro lime salmon


Sous Vide Cilantro Lime Salmon

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Hands-On Cook Time 5 minutes
Sous Vide Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb fresh salmon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Set sous vide machine to 52.5C/126F.

  2. In a bowl, mix together 1 Tbsp melted butter, lime juice, honey and garlic.

  3. Salt and pepper the salmon fillet to taste, and sprinkle cumin on top of the salmon. Put the salmon in a freezer bag with garlic lime butter mixture. Add a majority of the chopped cilantro to the bag, leaving some for garnishing. Remove the air through a vacuum sealer or the displacement method. Drop salmon in the bath for 45 minutes.


  1. Remove bag from bath. Gently take salmon out of the bag, pat dry and lightly re-season with salt and pepper to taste. Discard the cilantro from bag, and set the lime butter sauce aside.

  2. Heat medium size pan on high and add 1 Tbsp of butter. Sear for 30 to 60 seconds on each side. Remove from pan and place on plate. Lower the heat to medium, add sauce from bag and simmer for 1 minute. Pour the sauce on top of the salmon, garnish with chopped cilantro and enjoy!

  3. Pour the sauce on top of the salmon, and garnish with chopped cilantro. Squeeze fresh lime juice on the salmon to taste, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The salmon will be extremely delicate once it finishes cooking in the sous vide. Make sure to handle it gently when removing from bag and searing on the pan.

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