If you go out to dinner at a favorite restaurant and enjoy appetizers, a side salad or soup, and a main entree, it is easy to come leave the restaurant with some leftovers. One of the biggest challenge when it comes to leftovers though is how to make the food you are taking home taste as good as it did while you were in the restaurant. Here is a guide to reheating your leftover seafood so it tastes just as delicious as it did the first time.
In order to get back the crispiness of your lobster cakes, you need to bake them in the oven. However, you don't want to get the oven too hot. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and cook them for about ten minutes. They should be steaming hot and returned to their original crispiness when you pull them out of the oven.
Bacon Wrapped Scallop
If you had any of this delicious dish left over, there are two different ways you can heat up bacon wrapped scallops. The key is to get the bacon and scallops warm enough without burning the bacon.
You can place them inside of your oven on a greased pan and bake them for about twenty-five minutes. However, you'll want to keep a close eye on them and make sure that the bacon does not start to burn. Place the greased pan on the highest shelf in your oven.
You can also sauté the bacon wrapped scallops on the stovetop. You'll want to place the wrapped scallops inside of a non-stick pan, and turn the heat to about medium high. Keep a close eye on the scallops and sauté them until the bacon starts to get crispy on all sides.
Reheating calamari strips is kind of like cooking french fries. Preheat your oven to 375. Then place the calamari strips on a baking sheet, and bake for about ten minutes. Halfway through the baking cycle, you'll want to flip over the calamari to ensure that they cook evenly. Do not over-bake; if they get too crispy, they will not be that enjoyable to eat.
The process for reheating coconut shrimp is very similar to that of reheating the calamari strips. Preheat the oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit. The biggest difference is that you need to cook them for about fifteen minutes instead of ten minutes. Be sure to flip them about halfway through the cooking process to ensure that they are cooked on both sides.
If you have some leftover salmon, you have a few reheating options. If the salmon is encrusted, such as a salmon wellington dish, you'll want to bake it in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about fifteen minutes on a greased pan. This will give it enough time to warm up and will allow the crust to turn a nice golden brown color without drying out the fish.
If you had a salmon fillet, you can warm it up on the stovetop. You'll want to cook it in a non-stick pan and add a little bit of water to the pan. The water will evaporate as you cook and will help keep the salmon from getting dried out; all you need is a tablespoon or two of water. Flip the salmon over and cook it until it is warm and ready to enjoy.
The next time you bring home seafood from your favorite restaurant home, use this guide to help you figure out the best way to reheat your food. However, for any dish, such as steak from Mr Mikes Steakhouse & Bar, consider asking your waiter if they have any tips for reheating your leftovers.