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#1 Mon 06 Apr 09 12:52pm

Claresy

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Advice needed for freezing & reheating my Korma!

I cooked a huge amount of the Chicken Korma in the Ministry of Food book last night and bought containers to freeze portion-sized meals to use during the week. Ive never frozen cooked meals before so just wondering can anyone tell me the correct way to freeze and reheat so I avoid poisoning my partner!  help
Thanks in advance!
Oh my the way, the chicken korma tastes amazing if I do say so myself!

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#2 Mon 06 Apr 09 1:34pm

rhianna899

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Re: Advice needed for freezing & reheating my Korma!

ooh, well done on the korma  thumbsup
What I usually do is freeze meal sized portions in airtight containers or freezer bags, to make sure the food doesn't ice over, then when I fancy a curry, take out and defrost in the fridge overnight. Then I just reheat on a medium heat slowly on the hob until it's heated through thoroughly. You may find you might have to add a bit of water as I tend to find that frozen curry loses a bit of it's sauce. Good luck!  smile

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#3 Mon 06 Apr 09 3:17pm

Claresy

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Re: Advice needed for freezing & reheating my Korma!

Oh thanks so much Rhianna899! That sounds like a real easy way of doing it. Just wanted the confidence that I wasnt doing the wrong thing.

This is my first time on the forums & I think its brill, thanks again.
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#4 Mon 06 Apr 09 3:28pm

mummza

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Re: Advice needed for freezing & reheating my Korma!

Welcome to the forum Claresy

Remember to make sure that it is properly cooled before you freeze the curry.

Also with reheating it is important to make sure that every bit is re-heated thoroughly and kept at a good temperature for a good few minutes before allowing it to cool slightly to a suitable temperature that you can eat it.

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#5 Mon 06 Apr 09 3:41pm

rhianna899

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Re: Advice needed for freezing & reheating my Korma!

No probs, good advice from Mummza there too  smile

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#6 Tue 07 Apr 09 11:56am

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#7 Tue 07 Apr 09 12:06pm

Captain C

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Re: Advice needed for freezing & reheating my Korma!

Thats given me the idea to bulk make the same curry which I will re-heat in the micro for lunch's next week  thumbsup

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#8 Fri 04 Sep 09 6:48pm

kiwirocker

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Re: Advice needed for freezing & reheating my Korma!

Never mind thawing overnight, then gently reheating on the stove.

This is what microwaves were invented for!!

Well  not really, but they are ideal for thawing and reheating.

Zap it on High for about 3 or 4 minutes until it has become liquid, then give it a good stir and do it again and let stand. As mentioned above, it must be hot right through.

Make sure that you have taken the lid off any container or open the freezer bag to prevent the possibility of it popping and making a mess on the inside of your oven.

On second thoughts, but you should probably remove it from  the plastic container or freezer bag and put it in a pyrex (or similar heat proof) dish to do this.
Food doesn't taste very nice with melted plastic in it!!! puke

P.S. I ALWAYS make more than necessary and freeze. It doesn't take much more time to prepare the ingredients to double (or triple) the recipe, and it saves time in the long run. Provided you have freezer space of course.

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