Sous Vide Curried Winter Squash
Ingredients for 6
1 medium winter squash, such as kabocha, acorn, red kuri, or sugar pumpkin (about 3 1/4 pounds)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 to 2 tablespoons Thai curry paste (any flavor), to taste
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh cilantro, for serving
Lime wedges, for serving
Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 185ºF (85ºC).
Slice the squash in half lengthwise and use a large spoon to scoop out the seeds and inner membrane. Save the seeds to roast for a snack, if desired.
Slice each squash half into wedges about 1 1/2 inches thick.
Combine squash wedges, butter, curry paste, and salt in a large zipper lock or vacuum seal bag. Seal the bag using the water immersion technique or a vacuum sealer on the dry setting.
Place the bag in the water bath and set the timer for 1 1/2 hours. If using a zipper lock bag, you may need to weigh down the bag to keep the squash submerged.
When the timer goes off, remove the squash from the water bath. Give the squash a gentle squeeze to see if it is fully softened. If not, return the squash to the water bath for 30 additional minutes. (Cook time will depend on the density of the squash.)
Transfer squash to a serving platter. Drizzle with the curry-butter sauce in the bag. Top squash with cilantro and a squeeze of lime, if desired. Serve.