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Frozen cooked meat

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by carbolysis, Jul 16, 2017 at 10:23 PM.

  1. carbolysis

    carbolysis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is there a chance I can buy frozen cooked steaks, burgers, chicken and just microwave them to eat them? I don't know if such things exist, but I don't see why not. It would be hugely convenient when I am hungry to have a steak or burger ready to eat within 5min in microwave.
     
  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Look in the frozen food section of your local store / supermarket lots of cooked frozen meals in them. The meat section in our local store has various meals to cook in the m/w.

    Fresh chicken breasts only take minutes to cook in the microwave, as do steam in the bag mixed veggies. You can get steam in the bag fish as well.

    Cook extra food and freeze it, we always have stuff int the freezer to eat when we are busy.

    Edit: typo.
     
    #2 Tipetoo, Jul 16, 2017 at 10:47 PM
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  3. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Why does the meat have to be precooked?
    I know you can cook bacon in the microwave, my Mum used to make spaghetti Bol in the microwave from raw mince, fish "steams beautifully" and I am pretty sure you can cook chicken in there too (maybe not all at the same time). And they all take 5 to 10 minutes and you don't have to waste money on specially prepared freezer stuff: buy fresh and freeze it yourself.
     
  4. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I cook chicken all the time in the microwave as it does not take long to cook, I cooked a whole chicken about 1.5 kg in wight in twenty minutes the other day.
     
  5. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Indeed! My elderly mum (nervous of the new gas oven/grill & electric hob but resourceful woman.) could knock up a decent bacon, egg, mushroom & tomato in the microwave...
    We all know what mum's are like! :) (Monty Python contralto voice.) "you got to have something for breakfast!" As I popped in for a visit...
     
  6. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I posted this on this forum a while back, a bacon omelette done in the microwave, I think it took five mins if I remember correctly.

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  7. carbolysis

    carbolysis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's very interesting.

    So can I cook a steak, burgers, chicken wings and omelette in the microwave from raw?

    Is there a guide?
     
  8. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do not know if there is a guide, but I have worked on the principle of "suck it and see" since we bought a microwave in the 1980's.

    It also depends what wattage your microwave is for cooking times, we have a 1000 watt job although the power can be reduced if you want for cooking some stuff.

    Five or six chicken wings take around seven minutes on full.

    Two chicken breasts around eight on full.

    Steak and pork / lamb chops around four on full.

    You can get a rough idea on cooking times for stuff off of the net,
     
  9. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Electric kettle?
     
  12. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I only want a microwave one, as I do not have a electric or gas kettle.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you in some alternative universe?
     
  14. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Have you tried cooking the eggs through heat induced friction?

    Just by simply & rapidly rubbing two eggs together....
     
  15. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No mate, if we want hot water for tea or coffee it's two minutes per mug in the microwave on full, and we have boiling water for coffee or tea.

    I notice we are still on topic, as I have told the OP how long to cook water for. :D
     
  16. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought that's what microwaves did do. :D
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    You can but I'd be very wary with the chicken, be sure it's thawed thoroughly and cooked long enough to kill any remaining bacteria, tbh chicken is one meat that I always defrost in a fridge before cooking and heat in a conventional oven (maybe over cautious :rolleyes:).
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I mentioned YouTube.
    Some more usefull microwave classes with egg there too!
    (Please ignore any "carb placment" in the recipes, if that's not for you?)

     
  19. carbolysis

    carbolysis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Do you think I should invest in a 'browning' plate?
    Does any surface do and do you have to turn them over?
    Do they become as if grilled?
     
  20. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You can if you want to, we had a couple years ago but got rid of them as they did not fit in the new microwave we had purchased at the time.
    We only cook meat, chicken, fish in containers, and do not turn them over.
    Chicken breast skin goes a browny colour, fish stays white fleshed, meat takes on a darker colour.
     
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