25 Genius Microwave Cooking Tips

Posted by , Updated on October 28, 2016


The microwave is now used in different ways, more than just being a food heater. In fact, chefs and food enthusiasts have created various recipes for it. Pastries, baked goodies, entrees, and even snacks are now made in the microwave. You will never believe that cooking processes like baking, frying, and grilling can be done in such a small heating box. So how do they do it? Here are 25 genius microwave-cooking tips that can help you in using the microwave to your advantage.


Restoring Hardened Brown Sugar


There is always a tendency to overcook brown sugar. The mess is so terrible that it becomes hard to take care of. In case this happens, what you can do is to throw a wet paper towel in the box. Then close the microwave and set the heat high for 20 to 30 seconds. The sugar will soften, which makes the sugar usable again.


Cooking Fish Fillets


To cook fish fillet in a microwave, you need to dry the fish well before putting it in. When plating, have the tails overlap. Remove the fish from the micro while it is still opaque. They may appear opaque, but the cooking process is still ongoing. Leaving it a moment too soon will overcook the fish.


Baking Mug Brownies


Those who crave brownies can make them in the microwave for 1 minute and 40 seconds. Have sugar, cocoa, salt, cinnamon, and flour mixed in a mug. After mixing the dry ingredients, pour in the wet ones like water, vanilla, and oil. Mix everything until lumps no longer appear. Have the mug sit in the micro on high heat until the preferred time. That should do the trick.


Zapping Lemons and Limes for More Juice


You can make lemons and limes juicier and easier to squeeze by having a whole lemon in the box. The heat should be set on high for 10-20 seconds. Slice the lemons and limes after. You’ll be surprised with how much juice you can take out.


Speeding the Ice Cream


Put the ice cream tub on the microwave and heat it up on high for 10 seconds burst. It should take about 30 seconds per liter.

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