If you thought sous vide was easy before, it just got much easier! A few companies provide pre-cooked sous vide meals which are packed in vacuum sealed bags. Once delivered, you can either toss it in your sous vide water bath for dinner that night (thawed) or freeze it. Frozen sous vide meals can be placed right into a sous vide machine without having to worry about de-thawing. You’re probably thinking – why buy pre-cooked meals for sous vide? Much of the cooking/heating process is the same whether I vacuum sealed my own meal or purchased one online. The answer is convenience and taste.
These meals are perfect for coming home after a long day and just tossing right into your sous vide machine. This eliminates your weekly Sunday meal preps of vacuum sealing meals for the week and coming up with new recipes. Let’s not be mistaken – we don’t want you to stop creating your own meals. This simply provides an alternative option for those busy weeks, allowing you to eat healthy and delicious meals with minimal effort.
Now, let’s talk about the taste. These pre-packaged sous vide meals are 100% created by professional chefs. From seared and grilled chicken breasts, to eggplant confit and red chili braised pork shoulder, frozen meals have never been so exquisite. We probably have your attention now, so let’s dive into your two main options for ordering ready-to-eat sous vide meals.
Cuisine Solutions is one of the pioneering companies of sous vide. And now, after perfecting the technique for decades, you can buy their chef-created delectable dishes shipped right to your door. Products available for online purchasing change from time to time. As of this write-up, there are five primary choices including:
- Creamy Corn and Poblano Soup
- Eggplant Confit
- Fire Roasted Pepper Sauce
- Grilled Seared Chicken Breast
- White Beans with Thyme & Garlic
Newer into the sous vide market is Nomiku. Nomiku created the first WiFi sous vide immersion circulator which can be controlled from anywhere, and even use the Tender App to share recipes. In addition to their collection of innovative sous vide machines, Nomiku Eats provides same-day meal delivery fulfilled by UberRush. This ensures optimal freshness without having to freeze the food. Their line-up changes to provide customers with variation; however choices as of this write-up include:
- Red Chili Braised Pork Shoulder with Hominy
- Cauliflower and Chickpea Masala
- NY Strip Steak with Mushroom Sherry Sauce & Root Vegetables
- Garlic Ginger Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry
- Sicilian Meatballs with Caramelized Fennel Marinara & Polenta
Nomiku also provides subscription meal delivery which can save you some money by purchasing in bulk. The only negative is that this service is only provided in San Francisco, CA as of right now. Check them out and be on the lookout for their expansion!