Our talented and super cool teammates Amy Truong and Kevin DeVera put a little video together to give you all the info you need to make your Methodology meals as mouthwateringly perfect as possible.
So much work goes into each meal before it reaches your beautiful hands. Once the meal gets to you, it's totally up to you to put the finishing touches on it. Meaning, if you heat and plate it properly, you'll be in for a real treat. If you overcook your meal and dump it onto a plate, then you're in for a disappointment.
Don't waste your money, food, and time! Check out the video and read the tips below so you can make every Methodology meal a magical moment.
As we mention on all the heating instructions, though meals can be microwaved, we recommend heating your meals on your stovetop whenever you have one available because (1) the meals were designed to be reheated on a stovetop and (2) the food tastes 100x better this way.
What's the difference? The protein will be juicier and and more flavorful from the searing and browning that happens on the pan. And the veg and starches can cook more evenly as you constantly stir them in the pan and as they cook in and absorb the juices from the protein.
Check out the video to get a demo of how to heat your meals perfectly in a pan.
Here are some additional tips if you really wanna master the art of finishing your meals in a pan:
1 - Make sure your pan is heated to medium before you add oil to it
How will you know if your pan is hot enough? Splash a teaspoon of water on it. If the water bubbles and evaporates, then your pan is ready.
2 - use cooking oil
Don't be afraid to add a tablespoon of healthy cooking oil to your pan. This will keep your food from sticking to the pan and help it sear to lock in flavor. We recommend using pastured ghee, safflower oil, or olive oil for medium heat cooking. Pastured ghee is my personal favorite. Get the huge jar from Amazon. It'll last you a month or more!
3 - Don't let your pan get too hot
If your oil starts smoking, you've turned the heat on too high. Wash your pan and start over again. Rancid oils contain free radicals that cause health problems.
4 - Don't overcook your proteins
Every 30-60 seconds, use a spatula or tongs to lift up a corner of the protein and peek underneath. If it's browned, then it's ready to flip over. Another indicator it's ready is if lifting it off the pan happens easily. Meat that's been seared doesn't stick to the pan as much. As soon as one side of the protein is browned, flip the protein immediately. You want to cook your protein enough to heat it but not so much that it gets overcooked and dry. Our proteins have been prepared medium rare whenever possible to make sure everything's juicy for you when you're done heating it.
5 - Plate like you give a sh*t
You'll feel like royalty if you invest in beautiful stoneware and plate your food creatively. It's totally within budget for most people if you hunt around. Even stores like Marshall's can have gorgeous plates. Remember one of our nutrition principles: food should be nourishing, scrumptious, and BEAUTIFUL. We eat with our eyes first. Give your eyes something that makes you swoon every meal. You deserve it.
Hope you found this info helpful. We really do want you to love every bite of Methodology.
Here's to changing the world one clean bite at a time! :)
Founder & CEO