First try (4 experiments) with some of the cheapest Costco port imaginable; I think under $2/#.
Success, all counts.
- Cheap red wine, EVOO and garlic clove
- Butter, garlic clove and Rosemary
- EVOO, Rosemary and some smoke
- butter, garlic clove and smoke
cooked ~18 hr @ 62C + 4hr @ 64C followed by a minute or two per side (4) on a gas grill set to stun.
All were tender, juicy and tasty.
The wine was my fav and SWMBO liked the EVOO, smoke and Rosemary best.
Need to add to this that there were two unused chunks; looks like they are headed for a curry pot. Before tasting the sous vide she got hold of the remainder and trimmed the snot out of and grumbled 'don't ever buy this cheap crap again'.
Nary a peep after supper...
The sous vide was untrimmed.
Oh, and the 2011 Wellington Vineyards Syrah England Crest was tasty as well...