Believe it or not, we made this in the microwave...
The chicken breast was rubbed in spices then cooked in the microwave. The noodles were also cooked in the microwave in a miso broth, then put together with the rest of the ingredients. The whole thing took a matter of minutes to cook. See recipe.
GOOD FOOD FAST
Reinventing the microwave meal
With many of us leading increasingly busy lives with much less time to spend in the kitchen than previous generations, finding faster ways to feed your family healthy and nutritious meals has never been more difficult. But have you ever thought about using your microwave to cook healthy food quickly?
Try as we might, all too often the modern pace of life means eating well takes second place to convenience, and with more ready meals flooding the market these days, there’s never been a better time to reinvent the microwave meal to meet the demands of 21st century living. Forget high fat, high salt ready meals, our latest range of microwave accessories will change the way you use your microwave for good, making it easier than ever to enjoy nutritious, home-made meals that are big on flavour and take less than 20 minutes to make. It’s so simple – no faff, no fuss... just a fresh way to really turn up the wow factor and make a lot more of your microwave. So what are you waiting for?
We've been microwave pioneers from the start!
Microwaves first came on the scene in the USA over 50 years ago, becoming commonplace in kitchens across the UK in the 1980s when more affordable countertop models offered a revolutionary way to cook. Here at Lakeland, we were pioneers of microwave cooking from the start, developing one of the first ranges of microwave-safe cookware to make this ‘new’ way of cooking more accessible. And though we’ve seen many cooking trends come and go, we’ve always believed there’s so much more you can do in your microwave than just reheat beans – it’s not just what you put into your microwave, it’s how you use it that really makes the difference.
Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson is Britain's leading authority on microwave cooking.
She has written several books on the subject and is also Chair of the Microwave Technologies Association. She's very kindly provided us with some surprising hints and tips to help you get more from your microwave.
5 quick tips to make life easier:1.
Put oranges and lemons in the microwave oven and heat on HIGH for 15 seconds – this makes the fruit easier to squeeze and also helps yield more juice.2.
Fruit like avocado pears, ordinary pears and mangoes can be ripened quickly. Set in the middle of the microwave oven and heat on MEDIUM for 30 seconds. Leave to cool, but use the same day otherwise they will over-ripen.3.
If you have leftover coffee made with ground beans, keep it in the refrigerator – microwave 1 cupful at a time for 11/2 minutes. Result – fresh tasting coffee – instantly!4.
Tomatoes and peppers can be peeled easily if they are set on a glass oven-proof plate then heated in the microwave on HIGH power for 1 minute.
Tips taken from 'Microwave Magic – The Heart of 21st Century Cooking' by Jennipher Marshall-Jenkinson
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