Sausages – Microwaving, Boiling & Turbo-broiling
For me, i cooked my sausages using 3 different methods today and we shall see soon what are the result of the methods. The Tatsumoto Sausages are Pork, Extra Lean Recipe and in my mind, i totally don’t really care about what type of sausage it would be… It has some pre-cuts anyway, on the side…
I feel that the important part about microwaving stuff is that it is absolutely necessary to use a microwaveable cover, when heating up potentially oil splattering stuff, as shown, to cover so that the oil doesn’t splatter all over the insides of the microwave. But, back to the topic, i used 1 min to cook only 1 of the sausages or if you want it to be warmer, try 2 mins for cooking.
If heating up more than 1 sausage at once, definitely use more than 2 mins, but keep it under 3 mins 30 secs. My advice is that, try not too heat up more than 3 sausages at once, if not the sausage will not be evenly heated up.
A point to note is that to drench your sausage with water or sprinkle some water on it before microwaving, so to let is cook better… Hmm, which anyways, may or may not make a difference… maybe its just to let the skin have some moisture…
Microwaving would the fastest methods amongst the 3, only needing 1 min, and as you can see it would be moist and juicy. The fastest and the most lazy man method ever, but you must be an expert in using the microwave oven first t0 know how much time to leave them in there.
The next cooking method would be boiling using water in a pot… which requires a certain amount of time… lets say about 5 – 12 mins on high to medium flame, depending on how cooked you want them to be. Or simply just wait till the pre-cuts just open up and you can fish them out.
From the results of the sausage, we can see that the sausages are fine. I think the only bad part about boiling is that the oil will seep out of the sausage and affecting the taste of the sausage a little or quite a lot, depending on how long you had the sausages boiled. And you can see the oil floating in the water. I guess it would be fine for a healthier choice but also this would good of a packet of instant noodle is added into the water for a meal, trust me, the taste is very good, you can taste the sausage from the soup well before even biting it.
The last method in mention would be by using the turbo-broiler oven. The turbo-broiler, cooks via convection, by circulating heated air. Mainly the method of cooking would require you to firstly use a grill and secondly use some aluminum foil, as it has to be suspended in mid-air and also the oil/moisture from the sausages will also seep out. So for cleaner cooking, using the aluminum foil is key.
After about 10 – 20 mins, depending on the temperature that you are using, the sausages should be done. Also, you can see that the oil/moisture has seeped out. It would look slightly toasted, the skin would be slightly crispy and also you can taste the cooked juices from the sausages quite well.
And so, this is the end result, which is lunch.
I think, from the 3 different methods that are used, that microwaving would be a fast and effective way to cook. Boiling the sausages might not be a good idea, unless you are trying to eat healthy since it probably would affect the real good taste of the sausages. Alternatively, using the turbo-broiler oven even though it might also take a longer time, and is a good tool to use if you have some time for cooking and when you are not too hungry but preparing for a meal ahead of time.
Basically, it’s very important to master the different ways of cooking using the tools or means since you never know when you might only have 1 option in cooking in your life… 🙂