The Microwave Gourmet by Barbara Kafka

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    • Ingredients: vine leaves; long grain rice; dill; mint; kosher salt
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    • Ingredients: eggplants; parsley; kosher salt
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    • Ingredients: eggplants; kosher salt; green peppers; tomatoes; tomato paste; ground cayenne pepper; lemons
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    • Ingredients: eggplants; scallions; coriander leaves; fresh ginger; soy sauce; sesame oil
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    • Ingredients: squid; celery; red peppers; kosher salt; black olives
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    • Ingredients: squid; celery; red peppers; kosher salt; black olives; shrimp; mussels
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    • Ingredients: fish heads; carrots; celery; bay leaves; kosher salt; whitefish; carp; pike fillets; matzo meal; seltzer water; gelatin; prepared horseradish
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    • Ingredients: artichokes; lemons; kosher salt; dill; mint; baby white onions
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    • Ingredients: artichokes; onions; lemons; kosher salt; dill; mint; ground cardamom; dried oregano
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    • Ingredients: scallions; lemons; kosher salt
    • Accompaniments: Poached chicken breasts
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    • Ingredients: baby artichokes; kosher salt; dill
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    • Ingredients: baby artichokes; lemons; coriander seeds; ground cardamom; mustard seeds; kosher salt
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    • Ingredients: pearl onions; tomato paste; bay leaves; dried oregano; raisins; kosher salt; hot sauce
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    • Ingredients: pearl onions; golden raisins; ground cumin; saffron; ground coriander; ground cardamom
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    • Ingredients: yellow peppers; green peppers; red peppers; kosher salt; fennel seeds; dried oregano
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    • Ingredients: cannellini beans; garlic; parsley; basil; kosher salt; canned tuna; red onions
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    • Ingredients: cannellini beans; garlic; parsley; basil; canned tuna; red onions
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    • Ingredients: potatoes; salt cod; heavy cream; kosher salt
    • Accompaniments: Baked eggs
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    • Ingredients: chicken breasts; heavy cream; watercress; shallots; kosher salt; ground cayenne pepper
    • Accompaniments: Red pepper purée
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    • Ingredients: butter; juniper berries; chicken livers; dry vermouth; kosher salt
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    • Ingredients: scallops; heavy cream; kosher salt; chives
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    • Ingredients: carrots; celery; sweetbreads; shallots; stewing veal; butter; rosemary; fennel seeds; ground allspice; kosher salt; spinach
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Notes about this book

  • BohemianCoast on September 04, 2018

    Just an insanely good book, which we bought by chance when we lived in a tiny house with an Aga that we turned off every summer. Everything needs adjusting for modern microwaves, but we still cook a microwave risotto every couple of weeks.

  • chakrates on June 30, 2018

    LOVE the basic risotto recipi.

  • lynnkay on February 18, 2010

    This is a great cookbook, though no one seems to believe that a microwave cookbook can that good. I also have a different edition.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Cranberry sauce

    • Foodfann on August 25, 2011

      See "chunky" variation with pecans and orange segments.

  • Chinese stewed tomatoes

    • Foodfann on August 25, 2011

      Can also use as a sauce for fish, chicken or eggs or as a pasta sauce.

  • Vegetables for one

    • Foodfann on August 25, 2011

      Can be a side dish or main dish (with cheese sauce, etc.). Also called Salad Bar Vegetables.

  • Mashed potatoes

    • Foodfann on August 25, 2011

      Can also make with all purpose potatoes.

  • Cauliflower purée

    • Foodfann on August 25, 2011

      Can also make without potatoes.

  • Parsnip purée

    • Foodfann on August 25, 2011

      Can also make without potatoes and heavy cream, with chicken broth instead.

  • Pompano with leeks

    • bching on May 03, 2022

      page 182

    • bching on May 04, 2022

      Good easy dish with pompano, the most delicious fish ever IMO. I used ramps instead of leeks, but leeks would be lovely in the winter.

  • Salsa Bolognese

    • bching on July 07, 2019

      So good. I've been making this for years. It's the perfect Friday night dinner for relaxing at home. It gets a lot of dishes dirty for a microwave recipe so I usually make two batches in a row and freeze a lot.

  • Stuffed chayote

    • mjes on August 26, 2021

      This recipe adds flavor to the mild chayote and makes it visually a more interesting side dish. I enjoyed it but was not convinced this is the best use of chayote.

  • Barbecued spare ribs

    • KatieK1 on May 14, 2022

      Brilliant, clever and delicious recipe. Only used half the ribs; I have no idea how the full amount would ever have fit in my microwave (which is pretty large).

    • KatieK1 on May 14, 2022

      Since I only used half the amount of ribs called for in the recipe, I only microwaved each side for 7 minutes.

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