Microwave Cooking

Judith K. Knorr, Author Ortho Information Services $9.95 (127p) ISBN 978-0-89721-159-8
Those who want to make short work of putting a home-cooked meal on the table will appreciate Knorr's diverse collection, and fundamental introductory material is included for inexperienced microwave users. A few of the items, notably a pot roast with a cooking time of 32 to 38 minutes per pound, a handful does, no?pk do not take best advantage of the oven. More successful are main dishes like flounder Florentine, baked scallops, hot chicken salad, turkey meatballs and lemon-mint lamb chops. Appetizers include cheddar-sausage quiche and hot crabmeat spread. Knorr's toothsome stuffings do not even need a bird, and it is a shame there are only a few. However, the basic recipe and its pork-sausage or corn-bread variations make a good start. Grand Marnier cream torte, Dutch apple pie and mint-chocolate crumb ice cream crown the meal. Fresh-herb vinegars, spicy picnic mustard, pear chutney and such beverages as butterscotch hot chocolate and mulled wine complement the main recipes. Knorr is a home economist and food writer. Photos not seen by PW. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1988
Release date: 09/01/1988
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