How To Reheat Leftover Non-Veg Food In The Oven

It must have happened to you that you cooked a non-vegetarian dish and were left with a lot of leftovers. While it seems like lunch or dinner for the next few days is sorted, reheating meat can ruin the texture and flavours unless you opt for the right technique. The process can leave your meals chewy and dehydrated.

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Therefore, it is crucial that you know which reheating technique works best with different kinds of meat-based recipes. Reheating chicken can be different from reheating fish, hence, here are a few things you need to note if you wish to enjoy leftover non-vegetarian dishes without ruining their taste. 

How To Reheat Chicken

For reheating chicken, you must be careful of the recipe. If you want to keep the texture crispy and inside juice, start by preheating the oven to approximately 200°C. Meanwhile, take out the portion of the dish from the refrigerator that you want to reheat and let it come to room temperature. 

Place the meat piece on the wire rack lined with a baking sheet. The hot air in the appliance will evenly distribute the heat around the meat and ensure that it remains crispy. Reheat until the internal temperature has reached 165°C, and turn off the appliance.

How To Reheat Mutton Or Lamb

Once you have a perfectly cooked mutton, you don’t want to ruin it by reheating it the wrong way. It can destroy the texture of the meat, but if you have reheated it, start preheating the oven at 150°C, and let the portion, to be reheated, outside the refrigerator.

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Before you put the lamb inside the oven, drizzle stock water all over the dish and cover it with foil. It will ensure that the meat does not come out all dehydrated. Cover the meat pieces with foil and reheat for not more than 30-60 minutes, depending on the size. If it’s a gravy dish, reheat it along with the gravy.

How To Reheat Fish

Reheating seafood in the microwave oven can be tricky because it can leave the fish dry and rubber-like. But if you have no other option, always opt for low-heat seating to ensure the dish does not burn. Start by preheating the oven to 135°C. 

Place the fish or seafood on a greased baking sheet or bowl and splash water all over it generously. Cover the dish with aluminium foil to prevent water from evaporating. Do not reheat for more than 10-15 minutes at just 55°C.

How To Reheat Eggs

Reheating eggs requires you to be careful not to expose them to too much heat. You can also end up hampering the consistency of the dish or adding an odd texture to it. You also need to be careful of reheating techniques depending on the type of dish you have in your refrigerator.

If you want to reheat scrambled eggs, cover the container with a wrap, and not expose them to heat for more than 15 seconds. If you are not happy with the dish, you can reheat it again for 15 seconds. If you want to reheat soft or hard-boiled eggs, cover the dish and expose the ingredients to heat for not more than 10 seconds.