Whether you’ve taken something home from the restaurant, or picked up dinner, or had our friends at GrubHub bring it to your door. If you want your food piping hot, here are a few helpful hints to guide you on your way.
Brussels, The Quesadilla, Crab Cakes, or Edamame. Quick and easy. Heat a frying pan to hot, add whatever you’re reheating straight from the package, give it a few quick tosses or stirs in the pan and serve. (Less than one minute!) Any of these items will get soggy in a microwave so we don’t recommend “nuking” them.
Artichokes should be reheated in a 325 degree oven in an oven safe plate for 2-3 minutes.
Flatbreads and Pizzas.
Never microwave a pizza. The crust will get tough and soggy. Heat your oven to 350, shift your pizza to a baking or cookie sheet, place in the hot oven for two to three minutes.
Most town pastas will do just fine with about 30 seconds in the microwave and a quick stir. (remove the parmesan package before you “nuke” your pasta).
Grill or Entre Items
Salmon. (Salmon will always be boxed separately from the salad, etc. to keep all items as fresh as possible). Salmon or Tilapia will come up to temperature just fine with about 30 seconds in the microwave. Don’t overcook them.
Barbecue Shrimp, cover and microwave for 30 seconds, stir and serve. (Yum!)
Steaks. Steaks are tricky because if you heat them too long you will change the cooking temperature. We recommend getting a dry frying pan very hot and placing the steak in for a quick sear on each side, no more than 15 seconds per side. Reserve the juices in the “to go” boxes and pour over the steak once it’s on the plate.
Fried or roasted chicken. We don’t recommend microwaving chicken as it will get soggy. Heat your oven to 325, place the chicken on an oven safe plate/pyrex/baking sheet/whatever, and cook for 3-5 minutes.
The burger. There is no easy way to reheat a burger, but if you must, remove the patty from the burger and follow the instructions for the steak, above. For a special treat, once you remove the patty from the frying pan add the bacon and the onion straws and give them a quick toss..
Fries. Either toss your fries in a hot, dry frying pan for 15 to 20 seconds or place them in your hot oven for about 4 minutes. (You want to keep them crispy)
Vegetables. Almost all town vegetables are quickly sauteed and this is the best way to reheat them. Again, a hot, dry drying pan, pour in the vegetables, toss them quickly (no more than 15 seconds) and serve.
If you have any questions or you’re in doubt call us! 818 248 1881. We’re happy to help.