Late April found Jet City Gastrophysics gathering together around Scott’s sous vide setup to try out its effects on fruit. We collected and sliced a variety of fruits, which we then separately vacuum sealed and dropped in the water bath. What we found out:

  • Pineapple sous vide tastes like…pineapple.
  • Kiwi tastes horrible – like over boiled broccoli.  Definitely the biggest flavor change.
  • The membrane of the lemon becomes almost fish like in texture, but the flavor is still pretty sour.

The most promising of our candidates – plums.  The flavor was good, the color change was nice, and we could see the beginnings of interesting changes in the peel.

Pretty Plums Sous Vide

Pretty Plums Sous Vide

Further testing will need to be done with time and temperature to find out what looks and tastes best, but a great start.  I love this club.