Heating Instructions

Served meals are great because they are convenient and require little to no skill to prepare. We prefer each meal to be heated using the sous vide method. Sous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food in a bag, then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath. This technique produces results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method. If you can boil water, then you can make a Served Meal! 

Prepared Meals - Houston Texas

Preferred Method: Boil-In-Bag: Using a large pot, fill ¾ with water and bring to a boil. Gently place unopened bag in pot using tongs for 10-12 minutes. Use tongs to remove bag from hot water and carefully open in to serving dish. Caution - contents and bag will be hot.

Microwave Method: Thaw meat and sauce before microwaving (if frozen). Do not thaw rice. Poke small hole in plastic and place in microwave on a microwave–safe plate for 2 to 4 minutes or until hot. Carefully remove food from microwave, cut open bag and serve. Note: If the meal contains rice, empty rice from bag into a microwave–safe bowl, cover, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. If the meal contains sauce, remove from packet and reheat for no more than 1 minute.

Conventional Oven: Thaw meat and sauce if frozen. Do not thaw rice. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove meat with juices from bag and place into a medium baking pan and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 15 minutes or until internal temperature of meat reaches 158F. Note: If the meal contains rice, remove the rice and place in a separate baking dish. Add 1/4 cup water and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until hot, stirring occasionally.