cooking instructions

How to achieve the best result when heating or cooking our food.

Christmas Menu

Hams

The hams can be eaten cold. You can heat them in the vacuum pack bag, put them straight into cold or simmering water for 25-30 minutes for a weight of 1.5/2 kg and 55-70 minutes for a weight of 2.5/3.5 kg. Or, pre-slice the ham, put the slices on an oven tray, splash it with some water. Then cover the slices with aluminium foil and put the tray in a preheated oven at 165 °C, for 2-4 portions at least 15 minutes in the oven.

Pigs in blankets 

Defrost. Preheat the oven to 185 /195 °C. Remove the Pigs in blankets from the packaging and place them on a baking tray, splash them lightly with oil, and place the tray in the oven for approximately 20 minutes, until they have a good colour. Alternatively, shallow fry in a pan, 7-12 minutes at medium heat, until they have a good colour.

Loin of Pork

Defrost. Preheat the oven to 225°C. Remove  package. Brush the loin with oil, and season both sides with salt and pepper. Use the weight on the label to calculate cooking time; allow 30 minutes per 450 grams in weight, plus another 15 – 20 minutes (until cooked through, when there is no pink meat and the juices run clear). Put in the oven for the required time.

Stuffing balls

Defrost. Preheat the oven to approximately 175°C, remove the stuffing balls from the packaging and place them on a baking tray, place the tray in the oven for approximately 15/20 minutes.

Ready to eat Christmas Package & Roast  Gravy

The vacuum sealed bags can go straight into cold or simmering water for 15 to 20 minutes. Check the temperature before serving.

Apple Crumble

Defrost. Preheat the oven to approximately 160 °C, place the tin foil container in preheated oven for approximately 15/20 minutes. Alternatively, remove the Apple Crumble from the tin foil and place it on an ovenproof plate. Oven temperature and oven time are the same

Oven

Lasagne, Fish Pie 

Defrost, place tin foil container in preheated oven (175°C) for about 30 minutes. If you want to decant from the tin foil container into another baking ware for heating do while still frozen*.

Sausages

Defrost, brush with oil and puncture the skins. Cook slowly on low to medium heat*.

Raw Chicken

Defrost, place in tin foil container or ovenproof plate in preheated oven (175/180 °C) for approximately 15/20 minutes*. 

Pork

Preheat the oven to 225°C/gas mark 6, then weigh the meat to work out the cooking time; allow 30 minutes per 450 grams in weight, plus another 15 minutes, or until cooked through (when there is no pink meat and the juices run clear).
Brush with oil and season both sides with salt and pepper.

Apple Crumble

Defrost, place in tin foil container or ovenproof plate in preheated oven (155/160 °C) for approximately 15 minutes*.

Microwave or Heat in hot water

Ready Meals, British Indian 
Vacuum sealed bags can go straight into cold or simmering water for 15 to 20 minutes*.
Microwave: Defrost, decant to a plate or bowl, and microwave until desired eating temperature, stir regularly while microwaving*.

Grilled, BBQ, Fried

Grill
Sausages
Defrost, grill slowly on low to medium heat*.
Burgers
Defrost to semi frozen, grill slowly on low to medium heat*.
Veggie Burgers 
Defrost, grill slowly on medium heat*.
BBQ
Sausages
Defrost. Place on BBQ rack that is clean, hot and wiped with a little cooking oil. BBQ slowly on low to medium heat*.
Burgers
Defrost to semi frozen. Place on BBQ rack that is clean, hot and wiped with a little cooking oil. Allow to seal before turning. BBQ slowly on medium heat*.
Veggie Burgers 
Defrost. Place on BBQ rack that is clean, hot and wiped with a little cooking oil. BBQ slowly on medium heat*.
Fry
Sausages
Defrost, fry slowly on low to medium heat*.
Burgers
Defrost to semi frozen, fry slowly on low to medium heat*.
Veggie Burgers 
Defrost first, shallow fry in medium heat for 4-6 minutes*.

*Please check the temperature of the food before serving.