Sous-Vide Peanut-Ginger Pork With Celery Slaw

Sous-Vide Peanut-Ginger Pork With Celery Slaw

Using a sous-vide machine to cook lean cuts like pork tenderloin produces silky, pink-centered meat that is juicy and tender. Here, the pork is cooked in a peanut-sesame sauce spiked with loads of ginger and garlic. As a crunchy, cool contrast, the pork is served with a slawlike mix of thinly sliced celery and fennel, and plenty of cilantro. Serve this with coconut rice or rice noodles, with more of the spicy sauce drizzled on top.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Fill a pot with water, add the sous-vide machine and set the temperature to 135 degrees.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, prepare the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, sugar, Sriracha, fish sauce and garlic.
  3. Step 3

    Place pork in a sous-vide bag, then pour sauce all over meat. Lower bag into heated water, weighing the bag down if necessary, and cook pork for 2 hours.
  4. Step 4

    Heat broiler and place a rack 4 inches from heating element.
  5. Step 5

    Remove pork from sous-vide bag and transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Pour remaining cooking liquid into a small saucepan. Bring sauce to a simmer over high and let cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Cover to keep warm, and set aside.
  6. Step 6

    Drizzle pork with olive oil and broil until charred in spots, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest, 5 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    Meanwhile, make the celery salad: In a large bowl, whisk together sesame oil, rice vinegar, pepper and salt. Toss with celery, fennel, scallions and cilantro. Taste and add more salt, sesame oil and rice vinegar if needed.
  8. Step 8

    To serve, slice pork and drizzle with sauce. Top with celery salad, peanuts and sesame seeds, if you like. Garnish with cilantro leaves.