Heating Instructions

Roast Meats

  1. Take meat out of the fridge and remove cling wrap

  2. Place aluminium tray containing the meat keeping the foil cover on the middle rack of the oven at 200 C fan-forced

  3. Meat will be done in 30-40 minutes, lamb leg will take about 40-50 minutes


Handy tips from the chef:

  • Remember that red meats are medium done at about 60 degrees and you don’t want to over cook your meat. Using a meat thermometer is the only sure way of knowing the doneness of your meat.

  • Taking your meat out of the fridge for 30 minutes beforehand decreases the heating time by about 10 minutes

  • For best results, remove foil cover for the last 10 minutes to further brown your meat.

  • Keeping the foil cover on initially maintains moisture.

  • Place meats with the aluminium tin it came with on a baking tray to make it easier to handle with oven mitts



Sides & Pasta

Sides & pasta can be heated up in the microwave oven for about 2-4 minutes straight out of the fridge. 


Handy tips from the chef:

  • Sides such as pumpkin, cauliflower, sweet potatoes can be placed in the bottom rack of your oven while you’re heating up your roast meats.

  • Delicate veggies such as broccolini do not require as much time to reheat.

  • When reheating vegetables, a splash of water will help to remain the moisture of the vegetables.


Pies

  1. Take pie out of the fridge and remove cling wrap & foil

  2. Place pie on the middle rack of oven at 200 C fan-forced

  3. Medium pies will be done in 30 minutes and large pies about 40 minutes


Handy tips from the chef:

  • For best results, remove foil cover for the last 10 minutes to get a crusty top

  • Place pies with the aluminium tin it came with on a baking tray to make it easier to handle with oven mitts


Pastries & Breads

Pastries and breads can be toasted in your fan forced oven at 200 C for about 5-8 minutes.


Handy tips from the chef:

  • Breads can be frozen ready for the oven and be kept for extended periods without losing freshness, don’t store bread in the fridge


Cooking Fresh Pasta

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil with some salt, put fresh pasta in the boiling water and stir gently to separate the pasta. Pasta will be ready in 2-3 minutes to be served al dente.


Handy tips from the chef:

  • Adding salt to the water helps enhance the flavour of the pasta

General tips from the chef:

  • Heating times provided are only a guideline. Do check on your food every 10-15 minutes, it's always better to under-heat than to overcook your beautiful meats as you can always throw it back in the oven but you can't 'uncook' something once it's overdone.

  • When you are warming up a saucy dish on the pan , the trick is to start the hot pan with a big splash of water to prevent the sauce from burning before it heats up.

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