How to Make a Cajun Microwave Meal in Minutes

How to Make a Cajun Microwave Meal in Minutes

If you’re wondering how to make a coonass microwave meal, you’ve come to the right place! Cajun cuisine has long been known for being spicy and delicious, with mainstays like gumbo and jambalaya being readily available almost anywhere in Louisiana. So if you want to try some traditional Cajun food without eating out, why not make it yourself? This guide will show you how to make a coonass microwave meal in minutes!

Get your supplies together

Grab your airtight container, ziplock bag, and coffee filter. Pour in 1⁄4 cup of rice, 1/8th tsp of cayenne pepper, 1/8th tsp of black pepper, 1⁄2 tsp onion powder, 1⁄4 tsp garlic powder, 1/8th tsp chili powder, and about 5-6 drops liquid smoke (or more if you like it really smoky). Let it all marinate for at least one hour or overnight. When you’re ready to cook, add 2 cups of water and microwave on high for 8 minutes.

You can eat it right out of the container or pour it into a bowl with some hot sauce on top! Be sure to check out our recipe page for other great microwave recipes! Eating healthy is something we should all be striving for. Whether you are looking to lose weight, have more energy, or just feel better overall; there are plenty of things we can do every day that will make us healthier overall. The trick is figuring out what works best for us individually.

These are a few tips I have found useful in my own life: This post was written by our guest blogger – Emily from A Healthy Slice of Life. She’s a nutrition student who loves cooking and baking healthy treats! This post was originally posted here.

Chop up your veggies

Vegetables are one of nature’s most perfect foods, but they can be tricky to cook. Since they tend to lack fat and moisture—and thus go bad faster than other foods—you don’t want to overcook them or you’ll lose vital nutrients. A good way to ensure that your veggies retain their vitamins is by chopping them up into small pieces before cooking.

This will help speed up their cooking time, so you won’t have to wait long for dinner. In addition, if you use colorful vegetables such as bell peppers and carrots, you’ll add some visual appeal to your meal. For an added bonus, try adding some freshly chopped herbs (or even spices) for flavor! It’s also important to remember that vegetables taste best when cooked with a little bit of salt.

It brings out their natural flavors without making them too salty. If you feel like eating fresh, steamed veggies every night isn’t going to cut it for you, consider buying frozen instead. Frozen vegetables have already been cooked once, so all you need to do is heat them up and enjoy! Be sure not to overcook frozen food though; follow package instructions carefully.

Add seasonings & oils

One of our favorite ways to add flavor and kick is with seasoning blends. We love Tony Chachere’s, but there are lots of great blends out there that you can use on any seafood dish. Sprinkle it on before cooking, or after. It adds an amazing amount of flavor. You could also drizzle some olive oil over your fish before adding spices for extra flavor (and fat).

Just make sure to keep tabs on how much oil you’re using; olive oil has 120 calories per tablespoon! If you want to save even more calories, we recommend not eating the skin. It doesn’t add anything nutritionally and takes up space where you could be eating meat instead. If your recipe calls for butter, go ahead and use it—just make sure to check how many calories are in a serving so you don’t accidentally take in too many. Butter has 100 calories per 1 tablespoon. But if you choose margarine, be careful: Some brands have as many as 150 calories per 1 tablespoon.

Mix it all together & let it sit for 30 min

Mix together all of your seasonings and make sure they’re well-mixed, then place them on your pork roast. Let it sit for about 30 minutes (while you do other things) before placing it in your microwave. This will allow time for those flavors to really sink into your meat. You can cook immediately after mixing everything together, but if you have time—and who doesn’t?—letting it sit will give those flavors more time to infuse into your meat.

Once that time is up, simply pop it in your microwave for about 10–15 minutes depending on how big your roast is. After that’s done, let it rest for at least 10 minutes. Not only does resting help keep the juices inside while you slice and serve it, but it also allows those juices to soak back into your meat even further so that every bite is bursting with flavor! If you’re not eating it right away, we recommend covering it with foil or plastic wrap and letting it cool completely before storing it in an airtight container.

It will stay good for 3–4 days. The longer you wait to eat it, though, we recommend rewarming each piece individually in a skillet or pan rather than reheating as a whole because microwaves tend to dry out meats when left too long. But don’t worry—this one reheats perfectly without drying out or getting tough!

Microwave & Enjoy!

One thing that sets Louisiana food apart from other regions is its rich and spicy seasonings. The predominant cooking method? Yes, it’s right there in their name: Cajun comes from Cadien, meaning cooking over an open fire. It should come as no surprise that Louisiana’s best casseroles are typically made with ingredients you can throw into a pot and stir into the simmering hot sauce while they cook.

As such, microwaveable meals can be hard to find—and when you do find them, they often taste like cardboard. But why not put your Louisiana-style cooking prowess to use by making your own microwaveable meals at home? You’ll save money and avoid preservatives, too! In fact, all you need is some of your favorite spices and some oil or butter. Here’s how to make a coonass microwave meal in minutes

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