Originally Posted by andy
The problem with just cooking in the microwave is that it is very boring.
I don't think it has to be, it just because the way we are used to using a microwave.
We got our fist taste of microwave by warming things up. We tend to make simple foods in it so it gets boring.
You can make some/most of the foods out there. Some require modifications and some are a little different.
The main problem cooking elaborate meals with a microwave is the utensil, bowl and messes are the same for regular cooking.
Amana has a free microwave recipe site: http://www.amana.com/content.jsp?pag...owave_Cookbook
EASY BARBECUE CHICKEN
There is no need to bake and wait for barbecue chicken. Dinner is ready and
can be served in about 30 minutes.
1 (4 lb.) broiler chicken, cut into 8 pieces
1-1/2 cups hickory-smoke-fl avored barbecue sauce, divided
1. Lightly spray 10-inch round microwave-safe casserole with no-stick cooking
spray. Arrange chicken pieces bone-side down in casserole with thickest
portions toward the outside of the casserole. Brush 1 cup barbecue sauce
evenly over chicken pieces.
2. Microwave, covered, on power Level 7, 25-30 minutes, turning over chicken
pieces once after 15 minutes. Chicken is done when meat thermometer
reads 170ºF when inserted in thickest portion of thigh. Let stand
8-10 minutes before serving.
3. Before serving, place remaining barbecue sauce in small microwave-safe
bowl. Microwave on HIGH, 45-60 seconds or until heated. Brush over
chicken pieces before serving.
Makes 4 servings.
ITALIAN STYLE MEAT LOAF
Everyone loves the fl avor combinations found in this meat loaf, so much so,
they will be asking for seconds.
1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 can (15 oz.) pizza sauce, divided
1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded Italian blend cheese
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Lightly spray 10-inch square microwave-safe casserole with no-stick
cooking spray. In large bowl, combine beef, 1/2 cup pizza sauce, cheese,
bread crumbs, egg, seasonings, salt and pepper; mix well. Shape meat
mixture to form a 9- x 5-inch loaf. Place loaf in casserole. Cover casserole
with lid, leaving corners open to vent steam.
2. Microwave on power Level 5, 18-22 minutes or until meat thermometer
reads 160ºF when inserted in center of loaf. Remove from microwave; let
stand 5 minutes before slicing.
3. Place remaining pizza sauce in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on
HIGH, 15-20 seconds or until heated through. Top each serving, as desired,
with pizza sauce.
Makes 6 servings.
Bunch of microwave cookbooks.