Discussions about US MREs and other US rations
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I prefer to boil in bag, but I have nuked them on occasion when pressed for time. Perfectly ok to do so, just remove from pouch firstMacaroni wrote:Has anyone tried to heat a main dish or side in a microwave?
With the military MREs and many of the commercially packaged retort products, there is a foil layer in the laminate packaging. As such, it is not feasible to heat it in a microwave unless you empty the contents into a microwave-safe dish. Given the fat and acid content in some of the entrees, you should also exercise care if you are using a plastic dish. With commercially packaged retort items, read the package instructions, many are now using pouches that do not have a foil layer in the laminate so that you can indeed heat the package in a microwave without damage to the appliance.
Macaroni wrote:Has anyone tried to heat a main dish or side in a microwave?
I think there is some tin mixed in the wrapper,of the mains and sides.
Yes. Just make sure to wrap the unopened retort pouch(DO NOT VENT) in aluminum, or tin foil, and microwave on high, for at least 20 minutes. Also, place a stainless steel spoon, or fork, beside the pouch, while microwaving, as that will heat the utensil.
After the Chicken and the Egg, came the "Omelet"!
DangerousDave wrote:Yes. Just make sure to wrap the unopened retort pouch(DO NOT VENT) in aluminum, or tin foil, and microwave on high, for at least 20 minutes. Also, place a stainless steel spoon, or fork, beside the pouch, while microwaving, as that will heat the utensil.
Thanks Dave sounds a little Dangerous Buddie
I eat mine only by microwave. Those heaters are too damn smelly and take too long to heat up the entree/sides for me. I empty the contents onto a plate and then nuke for about 30-60 seconds.
"THEY CALL ME DIRTY...DIRTYDAVE"
Depends how long and hot you nuke it.Big_jo wrote:Does microwaving spoil the taste at all? I was thinking that might take some of the moisture out the food?
First of all, put a cover on it!
Do not nuke until the sauce is "burned" into the plate.
Add a little bit water and stir BEFORE microwaving