The Panasonic Cubie Oven NU-SC100WMPQ is one of the most important kitchen machines you’ll ever invest in, especially if space is at a premium in your kitchen.
The smooth, sleek curves of the compact Cubie belie the versatility and power contained within the 351mm high, 355mm wide and 455mm deep machine. And the available space will allow you to steam a whole fish, roast a 1.5kg chicken, or bake a 10-inch pizza.
The cooking space is adjustable, and the oven itself is ergonomically designed with a wide, easy-to-read display and intuitive touchscreen controls.
User-friendly and fuss-free, the oven has 16 Auto Menus available for specific foods, such as Steam Cheese Cake, or to make Fried Bananas.
Temperature sensors not only allow precision when it comes to setting an exact temperature – between 100°C and 230°C – but also enable hot air to circulate in various ways. This allows you to use different cooking techniques – even Healthy Frying!
There are also three functions to allow you to create steamed specialities, while really suiting the cooking method to your dish du jour. The steam is generated in just 20 seconds, and the oven can reach 100°C in under 3 minutes, for faster, more energy-efficient cooking.
The upper and lower racks will allow you to steam multiple dishes at the same time, and you can even use the Steam function to sterilise baby bottles.
Choose from low-temperature steaming, normal steaming or fast steaming.
Steaming at low temperatures (80°C) is suitable for vegetables and eggs, and will allow you to retain the nutrients in your food, while the mid-temperature steaming function (100°C) seems to bring out the fresh sweetness in meat and seafood.
Use the fast, high temperature steaming function (120°C), which raises the temperature of the steam even higher, to cook food faster and to steam frozen food quickly.
You can also use the Cubie Oven to bake or roast evenly, as well as ferment, which will allow you to make your own yoghurt.
Two functions are combined if you select the Steam Convection setting, which will circulate both hot air and steam. If you use this setting to bake a cake, you can expect a fluffy, moist crumb and perfectly-baked outside.
The Panasonic Cubie Oven NU-SC100WMPQ retails at RM1,279.
To find out more, plus get great recipe ideas, go to cooking.my.panasonic.com/.
Crispy Scallop Rolls
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes Setting: Healthy Fry
8 scallops, halved
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
250g angel hair pasta
8 snow crab sticks
2 tsp mayonnaise
Season the scallops with salt, pepper, garlic and paprika.
Cook the pasta according to packet instructions, then drain well.
Arrange the angel hair pasta on a tray, stretched out, and place two scallop halves and one snow crab stick at one end of the pasta.
Roll the scallop and snow crab stick tightly in the pasta, making sure the seafood is properly covered. Repeat to make more rolls.
Place the rolls on the steam bake tray, lined with parchment paper.
Place in the oven and cook at the Healthy Fry setting for 20 minutes, or until pasta is crisp.
Serve warm, with mayonnaise for dipping.
Note: Prawns or other seafood can be used to replace the snow crab sticks.