We all know the feeling of having some leftover ingredients in the fridge, not wanting them to go to waste, but unsure of what to do with them. Fear not! With Miele cooking appliances and a touch of creativity, you can transform those leftovers into mouth-watering meals. Miele’s Lead Culinary Manager, Cesar Fernandez shares some innovative recipes and ideas on how to make the most out of your leftovers.
Panzanella Salad - A Refreshing Twist
Leftover bread can be easily transformed into a delightful Panzanella salad. Tear the bread, drizzle with olive oil, and toast it in the oven using Miele's crisp function for that perfect crunch. Combine the toasted croutons with ripe tomatoes, black olives, anchovies, fresh herbs, extra virgin olive oil, and red wine vinegar. The croutons will soak up the flavourful juices, resulting in a refreshing and satisfying salad. (The croutons will also keep in an air-tight container for up to five days).
Strata: A Weekend Breakfast or Brunch Classic
Elevate your breakfasts or brunches by creating a Strata. This layered bake features bread, eggs, cheese, and any vegetables or meats you have at hand. Use those forgotten vegetables in your fridge and create a savoury bread pudding masterpiece. Prepare the dish the night before, refrigerate it overnight, and let Miele's oven work its magic. As it bakes, the Strata puffs up like a soufflé, impressing your eyes, taste buds and guests!
Vegetable Dips: Healthy and Flavourful
Don't let your vegetables go to waste. Miele's steam oven is ideal to soften vegetables like carrots to perfection before blending them with oil, spices, and canned beans to create a protein-packed dip. For a refreshing twist, grate cucumber and mix it with yogurt, garlic, and herbs to make a delightful dipping sauce. These homemade dips are perfect for BBQs or as accompaniments to grilled meats on a warm summer’s evening.
Gazpacho: The King of Summer Soups
This chilled soup is a refreshing and nutritious way to savour the flavours of summer. Experiment with fruits like strawberries or cherries to add a unique twist to the traditional tomato-based gazpacho. Substitute a quarter of the tomatoes with these fruits, adjust the seasoning, and refrigerate the soup for a couple of hours.
Mix and Match with Miele DGC: Quick and Waste-Reducing Cooking
Miele's DGC (Dual Steam and Convection Oven) offers a fantastic feature that not only allows for quick meals but also helps reduce food waste. Using the Miele app, select the main ingredient you want to cook, choose the desired finish (crispy or gentle), and let the app provide a list of complementary ingredients that can be prepared on the same tray. Within just 20 minutes, all components will be perfectly cooked without the need for excessive planning or effort.
Enjoy the satisfaction of cooking delicious meals while reducing food waste, one leftover ingredient at a time!
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