(Recipe) Cooking Savoury “Muffin” and Westernised “Sushi” using the Panasonic Awasewaza Oven

The Panasonic Awasewaza Oven (NN-SV30) is a highly capable and multi-purpose oven, boasting multiple features such as the microwave, steam and grill functions. Without having to look at the user manual, I played around with the oven settings and it didn’t take long for me to get chummy with it. I soon discovered the convenience and ease of creating meals with it, and it has since been incorporated into my daily lifestyle.

In this recipe post, I will be using the microwave and conventional baking functions, although I’ve been using a lot of the steaming function of late. Will do another recipe post for that!

Both the savoury “muffin” and westernised “sushi” comprise of the same ingredients, except they are of different shapes due to the shape of the baking mould. The bacon strips act as the “muffin casing” and the “seaweed” that wraps around the “sushi” –a tasty foil that imparts its salty goodness to the filling during the baking process. The filling is made of a comforting blend of vegetables and potato puree. As for the side dish, you can do a simple sauté of mushroom with garlic, onion and bell peppers in butter (which you can simply pop the mixture in the microwave oven and let it do the job).

Bacon-wrapped Potato Pie
Serves 4-6
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 90 minutes

Equipments needed: Microwave + Convention oven, baking moulds (I’m using silicon baking mould that’s both microwave and convention oven safe) + food processor/blender

Ingredients (part 1):

- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 handful diced carrot (about 0.5cm)
- 1 handful diced cauliflower (stem)
- 1 handful diced broccoli (stem)
- 1 handful diced shitake mushroom
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste


1) Place olive oil and onion in a microwave-safe dish and heat for 2 min on high power (1000w).
2) Add garlic and heat for another min on high power (1000w).
3) Add diced carrot, cauliflower, broccoli, shitake mushroom, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper (lightly season), cover with lid and microwave for 8-10 minutes on medium power (600w), stirring in between.

Ingredients (part 2):

- 6 potatoes
- 1 tsp parsley flakes
- ¼ cup milk
- 4 eggs
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- 300g streaky bacon
- Shredded mozzarella cheese

1) Wash and stab potatoes with a fork.
2) Place potatoes with 3 tbsp water and heat in microwave on high power (1000w) for 15 minutes, covered.

3) Pre-heat oven at 180deg.
4) Peel potato and blend in a food processor.
5) Add half cup of what you’ve obtained in (part 1) and blend them together.
6) Add milk, salt and pepper (lightly seasoned), parsley flakes, ground nutmeg and egg, and blend till it reaches a smooth consistency.

7) Place bacon strips in baking mould, surrounding the borders of each hole.

8) Place 1 teaspoon of what you have obtained in (part 1) at the bottom of each hole, followed by a layer of potato puree, followed by a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese, followed by a final layer of potato puree.

9) Place in the 180deg oven and bake for 30 minutes (ovens vary depending on size and model, so do keep an eye as this setting may not work the same for every oven.)
10) Bake at 200deg for another 10 minutes.

Westernised “Sushi”

Savoury “Muffin”

For a vegetarian option, simply omit the bacon.

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