Microwave Cooking Shortcuts & Recipes Every Chef Should Know
Did you know that microwave can do much more than just reheating the leftover dinner? You can cook a pound of almost anything within five to ten minutes using a microwave when your stovetop and oven are already occupied. Here are the best tips and tricks and best microwave recipes you never knew you could use your microwave for.
Best Microwave Recipes
Make Cranberry Sauce
Combine fresh cranberries, sugar, orange juice and water into a microwave safe casserole. Cover it with a lid and microwave until cranberries pop.
Make Your Own Seasoning
Microwave plays up with the water molecules of the herbs dehydrating them just in a fraction of the time. The good news is that microwave does it without disrupting the taste and flavor of herbs. Once they are dry, grind them using a pestle or mortar. So you can make vibrantly flavorful seasoning at home within a few minutes using your microwave.
Prepare Toasted Nuts
Toasting nuts in a skillet is time-consuming. You have to cook in batches and can’t leave them unattended for more than one minute. It is what makes microwave toasting compelling- faster, easier and less clean up.
This method works pretty much on any nut and also on pumpkin seeds. Just toast your stuff in neutral oil and microwave them in one-minute intervals until they’re golden-brown.
If you are looking for an easier method to cook perfect corns on the cob, it doesn’t get easier than this. Unshuck the ear from the cob and microwave it on high for three minutes.
Bake Sweet Potatoes
Prick medium sweet potatoes and place in the microwave. Cook it for 8-10 minutes until soft.
Quick & Easy Cake
You are dubious about this, right? But you must give it a try! You can cook a dense, fudgy homemade chocolate cake in just 10 minutes using your microwave. You can even prepare sponge cakes, jam-packed with marshmallows, dark chocolate, toasted nuts and everything you want to bake an ultimate cake.
Microwave Tips & Tricks
Soften Ice Cream
If you have an urgency to eat up the ice cream but can’t wait for it to soften, microwave comes handy here. Pop the ice-cream tub in the microwave and zap on high for 10 seconds to soften it.
Most of the pulse recipes require soaking them overnight. If you’re in a hurry, you can fake soaking in your microwave. Just add the pulses in a bowl with a pinch of bicarbonate of soda and water. Microwave on high for 10 minutes and leave it aside for 40 minutes. Voila!
Revive Crystallised Honey
Remove the lid of the honey jar and microwave it on medium power for a minute. Stir in lemon juice to preserve thin consistency of honey.
Get More Juice Out Of Lemon
Squeezing out the juice of a cold lemon is challenging. Ease it by microwaving the lemon for 10 seconds to make juice flowing easily.
Peel Garlic Easily
Microwaving garlic before peeling helps to make its skin come off easily.
Sanitize Kitchen Sponge
It may look clean, but kitchen sponge is really disgusting. Microwave it for 10 seconds every week to kill all germs and bacteria.
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