Cooking dinner in the dishwasher

Slow cooking food has become very popular and specially sous vide, a method of cooking in which food is sealed in airtight plastic bags then placed in a water bath or in a temperature-controlled environment for longer than normal cooking times.

I have learnt that a dishwasher also keep a steady temperature and we know that we can choose the temperature we wash our dishes .

I haven’t invested in an expensive water-bath machine, but I saw a short video where one prepares food in the dishwasher and I’ have a dishwasher. A few years ago I saw or read something about someone wrapped a turkey in aluminum foil and cooked it in the dishwasher, YUCK, I thought then. But if you sealed your food in jars or vacuum pack them you will keep them away from the dishwashing liquid.

I made dinner fo two, but the jars I used was big enough for 4 normal portioned dinners.

Dishwasher dinner for 4

3  0,75 l jars

jar 1

20-24 prawns

2 cloves chopped garlic

1 stalk chopped celery

liquid mixture I used was

1 part white wine

2 parts water

salt and pepper as desired

jar 2

4 dl couscous

4 dl water

Juice of 1 lemon, or use other flavoring, herbs and spices for example.

1-1.5 tsp salt or as desired

jar 3

1 pk asparagus tops

1 package green beans

1 tablespoon butter

1 vegetable bullion/stock

fill the jar with water.


Put your jars in the dishwasher.

I set mine on 65 C for 2 hours.

The result was tender and juicy shrimps, crisp vegetables and fluffy couscous

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