Sous Vide Venison Tri-Tip
D'Artagnan | Yield: Serves 2-3 | Cook Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Our venison tri-tip is similar to a lean steak topped with a nice fat cap, and should be cooked medium-rare for tastiest results. Cooking it sous vide ensures the meat stays tender and juicy while keeping the perfect temperature.
- 2 Venison Tri-Tips
- Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
- Olive oil
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Using an immersion circulator, preheat a water bath to 135 degrees F.
- Season each tri-tip with salt and pepper. To a vacuum seal bag add venison, about 1 tablespoon olive oil, herbs, and garlic. Vacuum and seal.
- Cook the venison in the water bath for 2½ hours. Remove from the bath and pat dry with paper towels; lightly season fat side with salt and pepper. Set aside herbs and garlic; discard bag.
- Heat a heavy bottom skillet over medium-high flame. Place the tri-tips in the pan, fat side down, and sear until fat renders and tri-tip is deeply browned. Turn tri-tips over and add butter and reserved garlic and herbs. While the flesh side sears, tilt the pan so the butter pools, and using a spoon, baste the tri-tips several times with the seasoned butter. When evenly browned all over, remove from heat and rest for 5 minutes before slicing against the grain and serving.