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Gelson's Holiday Dinner Reheating Instructions

Jewish Holiday Dinner Reheating Instructions

Rotisserie Chicken

Oven: Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Place chickens in a shallow baking pan or casserole with a very small amount of water in the bottom. Cover with foil and heat in the oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°F.

Microwave: Place chicken into microwave and cover with paper towel. Cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on microwave strength, or until internal temperature of 165°F is reached.

Beef Brisket with Julienne Vegetables and Brooklyn Brisket

Oven: Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Place the brisket with vegetables and just on top in a shallow baking pan or casserole. Cover with foil and heat in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°F.

Microwave: Place brisket, vegetables and jus into microwave and cover with paper towel. Cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on microwave strength, or until internal temperature of 145°F is reached.

Chicken Broth and Matzo Balls

Stovetop: Place all in a medium size saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Placed in bowl and serve.

Microwave: Place broth and matzo into microwave and cover with paper towel. Cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on microwave strength, or until internal temperature of 145°F is reached.

Tzimmes

Oven: Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Place in a small casserole and cover with foil. Heat in the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes or until heated through or internal temperature of 145°F is reached.

Microwave: Place tzimmes into microwave and cover with paper towel. Cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on microwave strength, or until internal temperature of 145°F is reached.

Noodle or Potato Kugel

Oven: Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Place in a small casserole and cover with foil. Heat in the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes or until heated through.

Microwave: Place kugel into microwave and cover with paper towel. Cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on microwave strength, or until internal temperature of 145°F is reached.

Potato Latkes

Oven: Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Place on a cookie sheet or foil tray and heat in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes until heated through or internal temperature of 145°F is reached.

Microwave: Place latkes into microwave and cover with paper towel. Cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on microwave strength, or until internal temperature of 145°F is reached.

Dinners

Prime Rib Brisket Dinner for Two

PRIME RIB/BRISKET

Oven: Preheat oven to 325° and remove lid from tray. Add 3 tablespoons au jus and cover with aluminum foil. Place container in center of the oven and heat for 12-15 minutes or until desired temperature is achieved.

Microwave: Remove lid from tray and place in microwave oven. Heat in one-minute increments until desired temperature is achieved. Black and gold container can be used in oven or microwave. Keep refrigerated until ready to heat.

CORNBREAD STUFFING/MASHED POTATOES/CREAMED SPINACH

Oven: Preheat oven to 325°. Remove tray from sleeve. Lift up one corner of film on tray. Place tray onto a sheet pan (do not place tray directly on oven rack). Bake 30-40 minutes if frozen or 20-25 minutes if thawed - stir occasionally. Remove from oven and allow to rest for two minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated until ready to heat.

Microwave: Remove tray from sleeve. Lift up one corner of film on tray. Heat on HIGH for 4-5 minutes if frozen or 2-3 minutes if thawed - stir occasionally. Remove from microwave and allow to rest for two minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated until ready to heat.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Oven: Preheat oven to 325°. Remove tray from sleeve. Lift up one corner of film on tray and remove glaze pouch. Place tray onto a sheet pan (do not place tray directly on oven rack). Bake 30-40 minutes if frozen or 20-25 minutes if thawed - stir occasionally. Remove from oven and allow to rest for two minutes. Drizzle glaze over top and serve. Keep refrigerated until ready to heat.

Microwave
: Remove tray from sleeve. Lift up one corner of film on tray and remove glaze pouch. Heat on HIGH for 4-5 minutes if frozen or 2-3 minutes if thawed - stir occasionally. Remove from microwave. Let sit for two minutes. Drizzle glaze over top and serve. Keep refrigerated until ready to heat.

BEEF MUSHROOM GRAVY

Stovetop: Remove lid from tray and empty contents into a saucepan. Cook on low heat, stirring frequently, for 1-2 minutes to simmer or until desired temperature is achieved. Keep refrigerated until ready to heat.

Microwave: Remove tray from sleeve. Lift up one corner of film on tray. Heat on HIGH for 4-5 minutes if frozen or 2-3 minutes if thawed - stir occasionally. Remove from microwave. Let sit for two minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated until ready to heat.

HORSERADISH SAUCE

To be served cold

Turkey Breast/Sliced Ham/Poached Salmon/Spicy Salmon Dinner For Two

ROASTED TURKEY/SLICED HAM/SPICY SALMON

Oven: Preheat oven to 325° and remove lid from tray. Add 3 tablespoons water to cover bottom of container (no water for the Spicy Salmon). Cover with aluminum foil and place container in center of the oven. Heat for 12-15 minutes or until desired temperature is achieved.

Microwave: Remove lid from tray and place in microwave oven. Heat in one-minute increments until desired temperature is achieved. Black and gold container can be used in oven or microwave. Keep refrigerated until ready to heat.

POACHED SALMON

To be served cold.

CORNBREAD STUFFING/CREAMED CORN/MASHED POTATOES/MASHED SWEET POTATOES

Oven: Preheat oven to 325°. Remove tray from sleeve. Lift up one corner of film on tray. Place tray onto a sheet pan (do not place tray directly on oven rack). Bake 30-40 minutes if frozen or 20-25 minutes if thawed - stir occasionally. Remove from oven and allow to rest for two minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated until ready to heat.

Microwave: Remove tray from sleeve. Lift up one corner of film on tray. Heat on HIGH for 4-5 minutes if frozen or 2-3 minutes if thawed - stir occasionally. Remove from microwave and allow to rest for two minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated until ready to heat.

TURKEY GRAVY

Stovetop: Remove lid from tray and empty contents into a saucepan. Cook on low heat, stirring frequently, for 1-2 minutes to simmer or until desired temperature is achieved. Keep refrigerated until ready to heat.

Microwave: Remove tray from sleeve. Lift up one corner of film on tray. Heat on HIGH for 4-5 minutes if frozen or 2-3 minutes if thawed - stir occasionally. Remove from microwave. Let sit for two minutes before serving. Keep refrigerated until ready to heat.

CRANBERRY SAUCE

To be served cold.

PLEASE NOTE THAT COOKING TIMES AND TEMPERATURES VARY FROM OVEN TO OVEN. For your safety, these meals are deep chilled. If your dinner components appear to be firm or hard to the touch, add a few more minutes of cooking time. For best results, we recommend using a food thermometer, when your item reaches 165°F it will be fully reheated.

A La Carte Proteins

Turkey

To Serve Hot

Preheat oven to 325°F. Remove plastic bag. Plastic leg band can be left in place during heating. Place turkey in roasting pan and add 1 cup of water to the bottom of the pan. Cover turkey loosely with foil. Remove foil from the top of the turkey the last 12 minutes to brown. Let turkey set for 10 minutes before carving.

The turkey is fully cooked. To reheat to 140°F, use a meat thermometer to verify and reheat using the below chart as a guideline:

LBS Reheating Time

8-12 1 ½ - 2 hours
12-16 2 – 2 ½ hours
16-18 2 ½ - 3 hours

Spiral Half or Whole Ham

Preheat oven to 325°F. Place the ham, cut side down, in a roasting pan and add ½ cup water to the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil. Reheat the ham for 10-12 minutes per pound or until a meat thermometer reaches 140° (approximately 80-90 minutes for half).

If glazing, remove ham from oven at 125° and follow directions on ham glaze packet.

Prime Rib - Certified Angus Beef®

Prime Rib is already fully cooked to rare. Reheat to desired degree of doneness. Preheat oven to 325°. Place roast and juices in covered baking pan and add 1 cup of water. Cook time approximately 45-90 minutes depending upon desired degree of doneness. Check with a meat thermometer. Remove cover for last 5-10 minutes to caramelize

Internal Temperature Chart

Rare- 100°-110°
Medium-110°-120°
Well- 120°+

Brisket - Certified Angus Beef®

Preheat oven to 325°. Remove brisket from packaging and place in a roasting pan. Reserve the au jus from the packaging and add it to the roasting pan and cover with foil. Heat approximately 1-1 ½ hours or until desired temperature/doneness is achieved.

Celebration Roast, Hazelnut/Cranberry Roast

See package for reheating instructions.

PLEASE NOTE THAT COOKING TIMES AND TEMPERATURES VARY FROM OVEN TO OVEN.