Your microwave is one of your kitchen’s best assets and yet for so many of us, it rarely serves any purpose when we’re whipping up a meal. Microwaving food can seem like a taboo way to enter your way into the kitchen but in fact, the mighty machine can be used for a whole range of things in the cooking process. These meals might just help you to make the most out of your microwave and see your kitchen in a whole new light.
Hold the phones; microwaves just got really interesting. While you might associate the kitchen appliance with reheating soggy meals, it can in fact be used to even greater effect, helping to add a little spice to the most standard of breakfast foods. Need proof? Try this microwaved crispy bacon. Using an overturned bowl, some bacon slices and a little heat, this method doesn’t require paper towels to mop up all the mess and will leave you with a seriously crispy plate of breakfast food!
When you’re pulling out the breakfast stops, you want to seriously impress and if you know what you’re really doing in the kitchen then the chances are that you will put French toast on the menu. If you’re pressed for time, this recipe might just be the easiest out there; whipped up in 2 minutes, this recipe contains all of the ingredients in the same place at once, using the heat of the microwave to work the finishing touches. Pop your food in the machine, let it get got and voila; French toast can be yours!
Healthy diets are all about getting your fill of protein and good fats and if you’re trying to do your body a little extra good, you might want to make fish a part of the menu. This flaky salmon is a great way to get into the food and, whipped up in a matter of minutes, won’t take you hours to prepare! The microwave prepares the ultimately flaky fish and while you might want to swap in the recipe’s mayonnaise for something a little healthier, you can chow down on this dinner with no extra worries.
Want to turn up the heat? It’s time to try a little microwaved Mexican food! These easy chicken fajitas are a fast and simple way to make the most out of your kitchen and are a great way to impress guests. Mixing chicken, onions and peppers, the recipe can be finished off to your liking and spiced up to the max; the ball really is in your court.
Based on the traditional Japanese recipe, this chocolate version has been given a contemporary spin, using the microwave to dramatically cut down on cooking time. Rich in chocolate, this cake is the perfect way to top off any dinner time feast and might just leave you and your guests coming back for more.
Have a sudden craving for a slice of cake but don’t have anything to speak of in your cupboards? Don’t fret; your microwave can save the day. This coffee cake can be made as big or as small as you want it to be, meaning that it is incredibly simple to whip up an individual portion. Simply combine the ingredients, serve them up in your mug of choice and zap them in the microwave. A sweet treat can be yours in a matter of minutes!