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Heating Instructions - We've Gone Paperless!

Here are some instructions for how to reheat / freeze our dishes. Please do feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all.

We decided to go paperless because of the ever changing nature of our dishes, we hope you don't mind and can print from here if need to have more handy in the kitchen.

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Soul Food

Cajun prawns on corn purée
Place the prawns and the butter in a sauté or frying pan. Heat over medium heat until the butter is sizzling and the prawns are pink, opaque and cooked through. This will take around 2 - 3 mins.

Gently heat the sweet corn purée in the microwave or a saucepan until nice and hot. Put some purée on the plate and top with the prawns and Cajun butter. Garnish with spring onions.

Cajun broccolini on corn purée
Place butter in a sauté or frying pan. Heat over medium heat until the butter is sizzling then toss the broccolini in the butter very briefly to reheat (the broccolini has already been cooked & seared).

Gently heat the sweet corn purée in the microwave or a saucepan until nice and hot. Put some purée on the plate and top with the broccolini and Cajun butter. Garnish with spring onions.

Bourbon braised brisket w/ boozy beef gravy
Heat the oven to 180c. Take the lid off the foil container and replace with a little foil, then place the beef in the oven for around 10 minutes. Remove the foil and heat for another 5 minutes until the beef is piping hot.

Veggie brisket w/ boozy onion gravy
Heat the oven to 180c. Take the lid off the foil container and replace with a little foil, then place the veggie brisket in the oven for around 8 minutes. Remove the foil and heat for another 5 minutes until the brisket and gravy are piping hot.

 

Hushpuppies
Heat the oven to 180c. Take the lid off the foil container and flick a little water over them from wet finger tips. Place in the oven for 5 - 7 minutes, just to warm them through.

Green 'slaw
Dress with as much sour cream dressing as is to your liking and toss liberally to coat the cabbages, seeds and fennel.

Peach cobbler cheesecakes
To make sure you eat these at their best, take out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before you eat them. This allows to the butter in the base to loosen a little and the cheesecake will be more flavoursome to eat.

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Microwave Reheating

for dishes such as Meals for 2, Paella & Sides. 

Example dishes: Paella (vegan or meat), Comforting Beef Shin Chilli Con Carne, Basmati rice

Many of our meals for two, soups and side dishes can be reheated in the microwave, particularly those with a lot of sauce such as curries and soups.

If the meal arrives in a foil container, decant the meal into a microwavable container as a ceramic dish or a Tupperware then cover loosely with a plate or cling film. If your meal arrives in a black recyclable container then it's good to go straight in the microwave.

Reheat at full power for two minutes. Take the meal out and stir then reheat for another two minutes, again at full power. Ensure the meal is piping hot throughout before transferring to a plate or bowl to eat, as microwave powers and models do differ.

(Note. Side dishes such as basmati rice will not take as long to reheat, so please reduce the reheating time accordingly).

Oven Reheating

for dishes such as Meals for 2 & Side Dishes. 

Example dishes: Sausage & fennel pasta, Mac n Cheese, Thyme & Garlic Roast Potatoes

Many of our meals for two can be reheated in the oven at 180C. Remove the cardboard lid from the meal’s foil container and replace with some foil.

Pop the meal in the oven for roughly 15 minutes until it is piping hot all the way through, stir part way through the cooking if you are able (we know you can't do this with bake at home dishes such as pies or lasagne). Transfer to plates before eating.

Freezing at Home & Using our Frozen Meals

Many of our dishes can be frozen by you at home. Please freeze on the day you receive the delivery and write the date on the container so that you know what date you froze it on. If you are receiving our frozen meals, also make a note of the day you added to your freezer.

Unless the dish says to cook from frozen, please defrost the dish completely in the fridge before reheating as above (in oven or microwave). 

Cook from frozen collection

FROZEN MEAL FOR 2. Roast chicken, tarragon, leek & lemon pot pie to bake at home

To bake from frozen, preheat the oven to 200c. Take the lid off the foil container and bake for approximately 50 - 60 minutes until the puff pastry is risen and golden and the filling piping hot throughout.

FROZEN MEAL FOR 2. Bake at home polpetti in rich tomato ragu w/ Parmesan mascarpone

To bake from frozen, preheat the oven to 180c. Take the lid off the foil container and replace with a piece of tin foil, then bake for approximately 30 minutes until  piping hot throughout. You may wish to take the foil off got the last 10 minutes to gratinate the top.

FROZEN MEAL FOR 2. Roast squash, spinach, ricotta & hazelnut lasagne - bake at home

To bake from frozen, preheat the oven to 180c. Take the lid off the foil container and replace with a piece of tin foil, then bake for approximately 35 - 40 minutes until  piping hot throughout. You may wish to take the foil off got the last 10 minutes to gratinate the top.

FROZEN PASTA FOR 1 - 2. Cook at home, fresh pork sausage, sage & onion ravioli w/ pancetta, broccoli, thyme & garlic butter sauce

Cook from frozen. Simply cook the ravioli for 4 minutes in a pan of salted, boiling water then drain, put them back into the pan and add the provided sauce of thyme, lemon & butter, the pancetta lardons and the cooked broccoli and heat up for 1 - 2 minutes, stirring the pasta into the sauce.

FROZEN PASTA FOR 1 - 2. Cook at home, handmade sweet pea & mint ravioli w/ asparagus, peas & pesto (VEGAN)

Cook from frozen. Simply cook the ravioli for 4 minutes in a pan of salted, boiling water then drain, put them back into the pan and add the provided accompaniments of asparagus, peas and pea pesto and heat up for 1 - 2 minutes, stirring the pasta into the sauce. 

FROZEN MEAL FOR 2. Classic Beef Lasagna

Take out of the freezer and defrost before cooking. Preheat the oven to 180c. Take the lid off the foil container and replace with some foil. Bake for approximately 30 minutes then remove the foil and bake for another 10 - 15 minutes. Check the centre is piping hot before serving. Allow to stand covered in foil for approx 5 minutes before serving so the layers can firm up.

Croquetas & Arancini

These products are best fried from frozen so please keep in the freezer until ready to use. Heat some vegetable oil in a pan until it reaches 170c (or until a piece of bread turns golden in 30 seconds). Cook in batches until they are golden on the outside but heated through to the centre.

Chicken Ramen

Take the lid off the container with the vegetables and chicken, pour 3 tablespoons of the chicken ramen broth into the base of the container, place the lid back on and microwave for 1 - 2 minutes to start heating up the vegetables & chicken. They are already cooked so you don't want to over cook the vegetables too much.

Arrange the vegetables, noodles and chicken in two pre-warmed bowls as you would like to serve them.

Heat the chicken ramen broth in the microwave or in a pan until piping hot then pour over the chicken, vegetables & noodles.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

The sticky toffee puddings are lovely as they are but even better served warm. The best way to heat them (and the sauce) is to give them a 20 – 30 second blast in the microwave until they are steaming slightly.

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