Some chefs have perfected their kitchen skills, while others get to do with what they have. However, regardless of one’s cooking abilities, many people run out of ideas and become stuck when it comes to selecting a menu.
To prepare our meals, we normally buy the same ingredients and use the same instruments. Furthermore, we are not fortunate enough to have the time or energy in our daily life to cook more sophisticated foods. As a result, in this post, we encourage you to use a device that is frequently overlooked and underutilized: the microwave.
We will introduce you to some easy to make Spanish dishes in a microwave.
Spanish Tortilla in the microwave
The potato omelette is without a doubt one of the most traditional and wonderful dishes in Spanish cuisine.
Despite the fact that it is a simple recipe, the elaboration can be a little heavy while cooking the potatoes and onion, which must be cooked in a lot of olive oil and over a slow-medium heat rather than frying.
Because you can cook the potatoes and onion in the microwave, this method is a lot simpler. It will take about the same amount of time, but you won’t have to keep an eye on the potatoes to make sure they don’t stick together or become too soft. It will be a much lighter potato omelette since there is almost no oil.
Let’s look at how to make a microwave potato omelette step by step:
- Start by peeling the potatoes and cutting them into thin slices, attempting to make them all equal in size so that they cook evenly (for this it comes in handy to have a mandolin in the kitchen). We also chopped a medium onion into small bits and combined everything in a large microwave-safe glass bowl with salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook it for 5 minutes on high in the microwave. Remove from the microwave, mix in a big splash of extra virgin olive oil from Spain, and season with salt and pepper as needed. Reheat it in the microwave for 10-15 minutes.
- The potatoes and onion will be tender after this time. Beat the eggs, then whisk them into the potatoes and onion before pouring them into a nonstick frying pan with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil from Spain.
- Cook thoroughly on both sides (to the personal taste, as many people prefer their omelette uncooked) and serve!
Stuffed eggplants in the microwave
These microwaved stuffed eggplants recipe is an easy and quick meal to make. We’ve filled them with a simple tuna filling that you can prepare while the eggplants are cooking in the microwave.
Ingredients for making microwaved stuffed eggplants:
2 cans of tuna
1 jar of fried tomato
Extra virgin olive oil from Spain to drizzle
- Boil the eggs until they are hard-boiled, then remove them and set aside to cool.
In the meantime, wash the eggplants and cut them lengthwise into a microwave-safe dish. To make it easier to remove the pulp afterwards, make some cuts in it. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil from Spain on them. Cover the eggplants with the lid of the microwave and cook on high for 12 minutes (900 W). This may vary depending on the microwave and its wattage, so when the cooking time is up, leave them in for a few minutes longer and check to see whether they are done. Put them in for a few minutes longer or until they are cooked to your liking.
- In a bowl, put the tuna cans, drain the olive oil and add it to the bowl, finely chopped. Next, peel the eggs and add them as well. Mix all the ingredients together.
- When the eggplants are done, remove them and let cool slightly, then remove the pulp and chop or cut it with scissors.
- Add the eggplant pulp to the bowl with the tuna and hard-boiled eggs, add fried tomato, stir, and mix. The amount of tomato is to taste.
- Fill the eggplants to the full of this mixture, then sprinkle grated cheese on top of each eggplant.
- To gratinate the eggplants, return the dish to the microwave. Choose the gratin option on your microwave and cook until golden brown. If not, heat them at 600W for 5 minutes. Remove them from the oven and check to see if the cheese is melted.
Fried almonds in the microwave
One of the most delicious nuts are fried almonds. Very typical in Spain and a classic in bars. Making them in the microwave makes them an easy way to make them as well as being healthier.
- Combine the almonds, extra virgin olive oil from Spain, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl. Put them in a microwave-safe container, cover, and heat for 2 minutes on high.
- Remove them from the microwave, stir, and cook for another minute at full power.
- From here on out, continue the mixing and cooking procedure in 30-second intervals to avoid burning.
- Continue to toast them until they are to your liking.
Serve the almonds warm or cold, with a little extra salt sprinkled on top.
Enjoy these quick and easy authentic recipes made in the microwave!