Re-heating leftovers

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  1. laurab53

    laurab53 Full Member

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    I've got myself into a good habit of making a big batch of food on a Monday and freezing 2 portions to eat later in the week on days that I get home late. However when I reheat it (e.g. last week it was spag bol) it's loads dryer than when I first made it and doesn't taste as nice :-(

    Anyone got any tips on how to reheat meals and not lose the yumminess?

    Thanks! :)
     
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    You really need to ensure that when you make your bolognaise, curry etc that it is wetter than usual when you freeze it. Food always dries out a bit when frozen. When reheating it make sure it is piping hot all the way through.

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    If you are reheating it in microwave then it will be dryer unfortunately. I tend to let things defrost first and then reheat in saucepan. Making sure it is piping hot throughout.

    For things like shepherds pie or lasagna etc, I freeze portions before they have gone to the oven, I find they are then just as good as if making from fresh, as they still need some cooking.
     
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    Thanks I'll try adding more liquid next time and reheating in saucepan rather than microwave.
     
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    Yeah I defiantly think letting them defrost makes a difference. I prefer pan heating too :)
     
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