Penne with Pesto

from Lekue

  • 1 Cup dried penne pasta
  • 2 Cup water
  • 2 tbsp pesto sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated parmesan cheese
Lekue Pasta Cooker
Lekue Pasta Cooker

Place pasta, salt and pepper, and water into the pasta cooker, close lid and cook in microwave for 13 to 14 minutes (longer is softer) 800 watts*

Remove from microwave, reverse the lid, drain most of the excess water from the pasta cooker, leaving just a few drops.

Add pesto to the pasta and mix. The extra water will thin the sauce just a touch.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.

NOTE: this recipe can also be made in the steam case. Adjust cooking time to 11 – 12 minutes at 800 watts.

*see Powering down your Microwave

Chocolate Popcorn

Two of our favorites together at last!

Chocolate Popcorn by Lekue

1/4 C popcorn                                                                                                  3 teaspoons olive oil                                                                                       1 tablespoon sugar                                                                                       1/4 C pastry chocolate                                                                             Grated rind of 1 orange

Ymmm Good!
Ymmm Good!

In popcorn maker add popcorn, olive oil, and sugar. Stir. Cover with lid and place in microwave for 4 minutes at 800 watts+.

Melt the chocolate in the silicone lid  for  1 minute in the microwave at 800 watts*. Sir until it crumbles completely then add grated orange rind. Pour over popcorn and shake to                                                                      mix.

  • see tips and hints for Powering down your microwave
LeKue's Popcorn Maker
LeKue’s Popcorn Maker

 

Thinking about dinner tonight?

A vegetable side dish even the kids will love

Lékué  >  Recipes  /  Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Spinach With Raisins And Pine Nuts

Ingredients for the small steamer

  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tbs  butter
  • 1 tbs pine nuts
  • 1 tbs raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper

    A toast to our Mom
    A toast to our Mom

Instructions

Put butter and pine nuts in Lekue Steam Case (small) , close lids and cook for 3 minutes .

Put the remaining ingredients in Case, close the lids and cook for another 5 minutes , gently stirring after 2 minutes.
*you can serve this dish with a little bit of grated cheese on top.
*Optional add onions, shallots, or garlic.

NOTE:  This recipe is for an 800 watt microwave.  Most of our microwaves are either 1100 watts or 1200 watts. Powering down your microwave is easy.  Set the number of minutes you want to cook, Then push “power level”.  You can enter numbers from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).  See below

For 1100 watts           for 1200 watts

10 = 1100 watts         10 = 1200

9  =    990                   9 = 1080

8 =     880                   8 = 960

7 =     770                   7 = 840

And so on

I usually set my 1100 watt over for 7 , let it cook the given amount of time and then  just add bit more cooking time to bring it up to par.

Mixed Vegetables (1/2 person steam case)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Baby carrots
  •  1/ 2 Cup string beans

    Steam Case serves 1 to 2 people
    Steam Case serves 1 to 2 people
  • 3 Cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 Diced potato
  • 3 Asparagus

Place 1/3 C water beneath the tray (or in the steamer if you have no tray). Put all ingredients in steamer. Close lids and cook in microwave for 4 minutes (800 watt microwave.. see below)  Serves 1 to 2

NOTES:                                                                                                     Cooking vegetables in water leaches vitamins. Placing the water beneath the tray steams the vegetables making them more nutritious.

Most microwaves today are 1100 to 1200 watts. To powerdown your microwave you must first know the wattage (See the inside wall – or edge of microwave when you open the door).

Enter cooking time (in this case 4.00 minutes). Press “Power Level” and enter a number 1 – 10 (10 is full power).  Example: If you have a 1000 watt microwave, press 8 for 800 watts.