4 Surprising Sous Vide Recipes

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Did you know that you can use the sous vide method of cooking for more than just fish and steak? Nomiku slowly infuses flavor for classic barbecue recipes, delicate vegetable concoctions, and even ice cream bases. Over the years, we’ve tried out these four favorites in our own kitchen.

1. Melt-in-Your Mouth Barbecue Pulled Pork

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Full recipe on EatTender, the sous vide app for people who love to eat.

Sometimes, one’s reputation can thrive or wither by the flame—and the resulting tenderness of a barbecue pork shoulder. Sous vide eliminates the grill guesswork and simplifies the overall process with a slow cook that yields fall-apart textures. While sous vide may not be the purist’s approach to barbecue, we guarantee that Nomiku helps meat retain a deep smoke flavor (without a barrel smoker) and prevents a tough, rubbery outcome. All we can say is don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!

2. 100% Homemade Ice Cream

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Make homemade ice cream and skip the stove-top (and inevitable curdling) entirely. Our step-by-step recipe yields a smooth vanilla base with a hint of fresh mint. Make the brine of salt and water ahead of time, freeze it overnight, then scrape out an honest-to-goodness vanilla pod and whisk that with milk, sugar, and egg yolks. The quick sous vide process infuses the sweetness with flavor from the leftover vanilla pod and decadent chocolate mint leaves. The best part? There’s no need for a bulky ice cream mixer and everyone has a hand in preparing dessert.

3. Pumpkin Curry Coconut Soup

It's never too early to find scrumptious sous vide recipes for the holidays.

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The sous vide method cooks every ingredient at the ideal, unwavering temperature. Veggie-based curry soups are particularly good candidates for sous vide recipes because they’re very easy to overcook. High temperatures can essentially boil away vitamins and any nutritional value. Nomiku gets all your soup ingredients ready for a quick purée (use an immersion blender) and preserves the sous vide trifecta: temperature, flavor, and texture.

4. Vanilla Chai Caramel Cocktail with Bourbon

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This recipe on EatTender is great for a cozy night in.

If you need a five o’clock pick-me-up after work with your bestie, this one’s for you. Instead of a heat-safe zip-seal bag, our recipe for a superb vanilla chai caramel cocktail calls for a trusty mason jar. Nomiku can handle glass as long as you submerge it in the water bath early to avoid thermal shock (when glass cracks). Sous vide is an excellent option for infusing cocktails because it evenly blends flavors and aromas over the course of the cook. All you need is your favorite black tea, an ounce of bourbon, and the vanilla chai caramel infusion.   

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