3 simple recipes you can do using just pantry basics and an oven

The ongoing quarantine due to the Covid-19 pandemic is bringing out the creative side of each of us, especially when it comes to preparing food in the kitchen. If you are always struggling to whip up comforting meals quickly, you should stick with dishes that can be prepared using the pantry staples that are always readily available.

Be a little more creative in exploring ways on how you can come up with sumptuous meals using just the basic ingredients at the pantry and just a multi-purpose kitchen appliance. Samsung is sharing three simple recipes that you can do right now using just is Smart Oven, your all-in-one cooking partner that works not just as a convection oven but also as a microwave.

 

Baked Potato Skin with Garlic Cream Dip

Makes 4 to 6 servings
Cooks in 20 minutes

Ingredients:
– 8 pieces small potatoes, cleaned
– 1 cup chopped bacon
– 1 cup grated mozzarella or cheddar cheese
– 2 tablespoons sliced spring onion for garnishing

Garlic cream dip:
– 1 pack 125-ml Nestle All Purpose Cream
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 1 clove minced garlic
– 1 tablespoon sliced spring onion
– 1 tablespoon minced parsley
– 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
– ½ teaspoon fine salt
– ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions:
1. Wash potatoes. Cook those on Crusty place on a high rack using Microwave + Grill mode on your Samsung Smart Oven. Set aside to cool. For both MC32K & MC35J: Select Microwave + Grill. Set at 600W for 15 minutes.

2. Saute bacon until crispy. Strain and set aside.

3. To make the garlic cream dip, mix Nestle All Purpose Cream, lemon juice, garlic, spring onion, parsley, and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until use.

4. Cut the cooked potatoes in half and carefully scoop out the middle part. Use scooped out potatoes for other recipes. Add bacon and cheese. Bake the potato halves on Crusty plate on a high rack using Grill mode. For both MC32K & MC35J: Select Grill. Set cooking time to 5 minutes.

5. Transfer into a serving plate and garnish with spring onion. Serve with garlic cream dip.

 

Slim Fry Honey-Sriracha Chicken Wings

Makes 4 to 6 servings
Cooks in 25 minutes

Ingredients:
– ¾ kilogram chicken wings, halved
– 1 sachet Maggi Magic Sarap
– 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
– 1 teaspoon paprika
– 1 tablespoon soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons honey
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 tablespoon sriracha hot sauce
– 1 tablespoon sliced spring onion
– 1 piece carrot, cut into sticks
– 1 piece cucumber, cut into sticks

Garlic cream dip:
– 1 pack 125-ml Nestle All Purpose Cream
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 1 clove minced garlic
– 1 tablespoon minced spring onion
– 1 tablespoon minced parsley
– 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
– ½ teaspoon fine salt
– ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions:
1. Season chicken wings with Maggi Magic Sarap, pepper, and paprika. Add soy sauce, honey, garlic, and sriracha.

2. Place chicken on Crusty plate on high rack and cook using respective modes:

For MC32K: Select Slim Fry button. Set program code to 3-3 (Chicken Wings). Select serving size and set time to 14 minutes. Turn over as the beep sounds. Press start to continue.
For MC35J: Cook using Hot Blast mode. Set to 230 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes or until crispy. Turn over after 10 minutes. Press start to continue.

3. To make the garlic cream dip, mix Nestle All Purpose Cream, lemon juice, garlic, spring onion, parsley, and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until use.

4. Transfer chicken wings on a serving plate and garnish with spring onion. Serve with vegetable sticks and dip.

 

Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Makes 16 to 24 servings
Cooks in 35 to 40 minutes

Ingredients:
– 1 bar 225-gram unsalted butter
– 1 cup 340-gram dark chocolate chips
– ¼ cup walnuts (or any nuts available)
– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
– 3 cups sugar
– ¼ teaspoon fine salt
– 6 pieces eggs
– 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
– ½ cup + 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
– 1 cup powdered sugar
– ¼ cup Nestle All Purpose Cream
– ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Combine butter and chocolate chips in a microwave bowl. Melt butter and chocolate chips using Microwave mode. Gently mix after melting. For both MC32K and MC35J, select Microwave. Set at 450W for 3 minutes or until fully melted.

2. Stir in vanilla and sugar into the bowl. Whisk in eggs one at a time.

3. Sift flour and ½ cup of cocoa powder. Gradually mix in the wet mixture. Fold in walnuts.

4. Lightly butter the baking pan using a wrapper of butter. Dust with 1 tablespoon cocoa powder.

5. Pour batter and bake using respective functions. Set aside to cool for 1 hour. For MC32K, select Hot Blast button and set to 180 degrees Celsius for 35 minutes. For MC35J, bake using Auto Cook mode and set program code to A12 (Brownies). For both, adjust time to 40 minutes if needed, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the brownie.

6. Make the glaze by mixing powdered sugar, Nestle All Purpose Cream, and vanilla extract.

7. Remove brownie from pan and cut into serving pieces. Lightly drizzle the glaze and serve.

Note: Recipe includes automatic pre-heating once baking details are entered in the oven.

 

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