I was talking to a client today and we were discussing methods that could be used in place of the microwave (which you know we DO NOT use or recommend!) for reheating food in a hurry.
The conventional oven is great, but it can take quite a while and occasionally it will dry out the food. Sometimes a toaster oven is not available or convenient. Many items like soups or stews can easily reheat on the stovetop in a pot (as can casseroles with a touch of water added) but what about items like hamburger patties or sausages, leftover porkchops or meatloaf, etc?
My solution is to put these items in a saute pan, with lid, and add just a touch of water or chicken stock (or even a dash of white wine if appropriate to the dish and diner). Then heat over medium high and let the steam heat the food. Keep an eye on the pan and if it cooks dry, simply add a dash more of liquid and replace the lid quickly.
It’s super fast and the food stays moist. We use this tip daily!
What other ways do you reheat food (without a microwave)?