Have you bought your NuWave oven and want to impress your folks with its capabilities without getting yourself and your kitchen in a mess? Fear not, NuWave ovens can cook your favorite foods in a relatively short span of time and with minimal effort. Still, you may want to begin with NuWave recipes that don’t involve complicated steps or extremely costly ingredients. Keeping in mind the fact the web offers a bewildering array of recipes specific for NuWave ovens without explaining their complexity, we have penned below a simple yet highly enjoyable dish for beginners.
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Whole stuffed turkey cooked from frozen
To prepare the dish, you will need:
- 11 pound frozen turkey (whole)
- 4 cabbage leaves
- 1 celery stalk
- ½ onion
- 4 tbs butter
- ¼ th cup canola oil
- sage, salt and pepper (to taste)
Note: Steps 3-4 can be carried out while steps 1-3 are occurring. If this is done, one can move directly into step 5.
- Take the frozen turkey, unwrap it and place it on the rack, breast side up. Innards and leg ties will remain (as they will in most NuWave recipes) inside, and will be removed later on.
- Cook both sides on high power for 30 minutes each. This is the standard time you will find in most recipes dealing with turkey, but the actual times may vary slightly. The turkey should now be ready for steps 8 and above.
- Take two cabbage leaves and place them one under another so it resembles a bowl in shape. This done, cut the celery stalk and onion into large chunks.
- Place the chopped onion and celery, along with butter, into the cabbage “bowl”. Add sage, salt and pepper. This done, cover the “bowl” with two more cabbage leaves so that the “bowl” becomes a “ball”.
- Take out the turkey that has been thawed in step 2 and place it in a kitchen sink. Remove the innards and leg ties, keeping them aside or throwing them in the trash as the need may be.
- Mix the canola oil and butter and use this mixture to rub the sides of the turkey thoroughly. Make sure there are no innards left.
- Now take the “ball” prepared in step 4 and place it in the cavity.
- Put the turkey back in the NuWave oven and cook at high power for another hour. Turn and cook for another hour.
- Check to see if the temperature of the turkey is 180 degrees F using a meat thermometer.
- If it is, enjoy!
The above outline is the most basic method that will prepare a delicious disk of turkey. NuWave recipes can be as complex as you want to make them, though you should keep in mind the power consumption involved in cooking turkey (or other types of fowl) over extended periods of time. Whatever NuWave recipe you prefer, the above guide should help you get started.