Minute Meals

Minute MealsMINUTE MEALS (Pre-packaged, cooked food)

SERVINGS: Vary per-package and brand

Time: 10-20 min.

DIRECTIONS: DON’T break the seal or puncture packaging. Simply place the air-tight package directly on the metal trivet or on the rack with a baking tray in the Sunflair® Solar Cooker, or in the black pots. The trivet and racks/trays provide air circulation and heat boost.

Depending on quantity, food will be hot and ready to eat in 10-20 minutes.

Trout or Salmon

Trout Salmon SteelheadCook time: 45 min to 1 1/2 hrs

Imagine fresh baked fish cooked just hours after it’s caught… right there on the lakeshore. Try this baked fish recipe in your Sunflair Solar Oven and taste the difference.

4 trout, salmon, or steelhead, cleaned, no head and tail

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 shallots, chopped
1/3 cup flat leaf-parsley, chopped
1 lemon, sliced
1 cup dry white wine
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Arrange fish in metal pot and sprinkle the inside and out with salt and pepper to taste. Add bits of butter, shallots and parsley to the inside. Pour wine around the fish and add the lemon slice on top.

Cover with lid and cook for 45 mins to 1 1/2 hrs

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Steel Cut OatsCook Time: 1 1/2 – 2 hrs

Steel cut oats are a healthy meal any time of day. Enjoy this delicious, nutritious steel cut oats recipe for a chewy, nutty treat that won’t spike your blood sugar.

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups liquids (Such as water, milk, apple juice, or oatmeal, rice, soy, or almond milk. Or a variation of.  Example: 3 cups water & 1 cup milk)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 apple, skinned & chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins (or other dried fruit. chopped apricots, cranberries, strawberries, etc.)
  • sugar or stevia to taste
  • garnish with some almond slices, sunflower seeds, pecans, etc.

For the collapsible pots: 1/4 the recipe.  1/4 cup oats, 1 cup water, 1/2 tsp cinnamon.




dried apple recipeMake Dried Apples or other fruit in a Sunflair Solar Oven. Here’s a great dried apple recipe.

Lemon Juice

1) Cut apples into 1/8 inch slices (3 mm). Slices should be as uniform as possible for even drying. Can either leave skin on or peel.
2) Soak apples in lemon juice for a few minutes. This helps prevent them from turning brown when drying.
3) Lay apple slices directly on the cooking rack(s). Leave space between them so air can circulate.
4) Put fruit in SUNFLAIR Solar Oven, leaving oven unzipped and well vented. Air circulation is important. Don’t worry about bugs getting in during the drying process. The heat will keep them away.
4) Dry until pliable but leathery (about 6 -8 hours for apples). To test dryness, let a piece cool, then squeeze it. If squeezing produces moisture, fruit is not dry.
5) Allow fruit to cool before storing.
Tips: The optimal drying temperature is between 130 – 140 F (55 – 60 C). The temperature should stay below 170 F (77 C), otherwise the fruit will cook instead of dry. This may require the oven to be angled more away from the sun.
During the first hour, watch for condensation buildup on the oven cover. If this happens, wipe with clean cloth.
Food dries best in low humidity (under 60%).
Experiment with other fruits: apricots, bananas, berries, tomatoes, etc. Remember that juicier fruits will have longer drying times.

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pumpkin seed recipeWhat to do with all those leftover seeds? Make a zingy snack with this solar oven pumpkin seed recipe.

1 cup (229 g.) pumpkin seeds
¼ tsp (1 g.) salt
cayenne pepper (to taste)
garlic powder (to taste)

Separate seeds from strings and pulp. A little bit of string or pulp is okay for more pumpkin flavor.
Toss seeds with salt, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl.
Spread seeds on baking tray. Cover with another baking tray.
Bake in SUNFLAIR Solar Oven for about two hours. If oven cover steams up, wipe with clean cloth and unzip 6-8 inches (15-20 cm.) to vent.

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