Summer is here and if you like me, you don’t want to turn on your oven or stove except really needed. I did most of my dishes in the microwave during the summer months. It helped keep my house cooler […]
Summer is here and if you like me, you don’t want to turn on your oven or stove except really needed. I did most of my dishes in the microwave during the summer months. It helped keep my house cooler and cut my cooling bill.
I have found that many people don’t like to cook meat in the microwave. I have been one of those people. Chicken will come out like rubber and I always worry about milled beef don’t cook carefully. Since then I have found that the trick is to use the right cooking equipment.
There are also several hype about how not safe to use plastic to cook meat or anything in the microwave. This is only half right. Some types of plastic have chemicals that are activated with extreme heat microwaves and these chemicals can enter into your food. Therefore, the key to cooking in your microwave is, once again, to use the correct cooking equipment. Basically, use a container specifically designed for cooking in the microwave.
My preference in cooking microwaves is tupperware. Their cookware is specifically designed for microwaves so you don’t have to worry about chemicals. Their oval stove is designed to maintain your meat moisture so that your meat is not dry and chewy. It also has a filter so you can make your meat and let the oil drip down. It makes it easy to throw grease drippings or use it for sauce. Tupperware also supports IT stoves with a lifetime warranty if it is damaged I can replace it with a new one, which seems to be a good investment for me.
So the instructions I provide below apply to Tupperware Oval Cooker. If you feel confident in using a different type of microwave stove, of course, try it, but make sure you follow the guide that I declare above.
Dressed in beef
Place ground beef with your favorite spices in the stove filter. Cover and cook for 6 minutes per pound. Let sit a few minutes later delete from the microwave. By using a filter all oil will flow to the bottom of the stove.
Cooking whole chicken
If you use an oval stove you need to use the extender section for your average size chicken. Then place the chicken on the stove. Pour about half a cup of water at the bottom of the stove. Sprinkle your chicken with your favorite spices. Put the cover on the stove and cook for 6 minutes per pound. I think you will be surprised how moist your chicken comes out.
Cook chicken cut
After cutting your chicken, use the same instruction to cook a whole chicken. Determine how high the chicken stack if you need to use an extender or not.
Cooking chicken pieces
You can use a filter to cook chicken pieces. Cut the chicken into pieces of bits. I usually use sliced chicken breast for this. Place the closed chicken pieces in the filter. Season with your favorite spices. Place the cover on the stove and microwave for 6 minutes per pound.
I haven’t tried cooking pork in the microwave. Pigs are complicated and my family doesn’t eat pork so it’s one reason I have never tried to cook it in the microwave. However, there are many beef recipes and chicken out there, so I hope the advice above will help you keep your kitchen cooler during the summer months.