When it comes to cooking meat outdoors, the barbecue has delivered high impact flavors to the taste buds for eons. But what do you do when you’re in the woods — without a gas line or portable grill, and trying to cook over a fire is sure to end with a visit to the burn unit? That’s when using your truck to cook up the “ultimate tailgate accessory” makes a lot of sense.
But who’d ever think to make a steak or rack of St. Louis-style ribs in the trunk of a car? Norman Chan and the Tested team, that’s who. In the video above, they show you how to become a master sous-vide chef thanks to the watertight trunk hidden underneath the bed of the Honda Ridgeline. Sous-vide is the cooking method that lets you cook food in airtight vacuum-sealed plastic bags in a temperature-controlled water bath. It’s not a feature that comes standard on any car, but with ingenuity, creativity and some ping pong balls to keep the heat in, anything is possible.
Watch the video above and see if you can glean some inspiration from “Norm’s Meat Sweats.” Maybe it’ll inspire you to cook some ribs up in your ride.
To witness more feats of ingenuity starring the Honda Ridgeline, check out the other episodes of Features Not Standard below: