Strawberry Balsamic Sauce on a NuWave Induction Burner

NuWave Induction Cooktop

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NuWave Induction Cooktop

This NuWave Induction Cooktop is a fabulous addition to any kitchen, but on an RV, in a kitchen with fewer burners than often necessary to cook a good meal, or when you want to cook outdoors, or conserve your propane, this handy little countertop burner is perfect. It uses 1500 watts and can boil water in only 90 seconds!

Although you do have to have with a magnetic surface to work on an induction cook plate, this particular deal comes with the 10 1/2″ non-stick pan pictured, so you can get cooking right away! But don’t worry – it’s not special order cookware – anything that a magnet will stick to will work.

The real difference between using an regular electric cooktop and an induction cooktop is the cool surface temperature of the cookplate while it’s on. The magnetic resonance between the pot or pan and the surface of the burner is what creates heat so there is no surface temperature on the burner to worry about. The top stays hot, and ingredients heat and cool quickly due to the nature of the heating method. This is a total win in our kitchen – keeps little fingers safe and allows us to rapidly boil pots of water for pasta, or simmer sauces gently for hours.

Try our Strawberry Balsamic Sauce (recipe below) – we use it on ice cream, as a filling for crepes and as a topping for pancakes – our favorite!

rv-meal-ideas-induction-cooktop-strawberry-sauce-travelingkids-735x2000Strawberry Balsamic Sauce – Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

2 cups frozen whole or sliced strawberries

1 Tb brown sugar

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 tsp kosher salt

zest from 1/2 lemon

Instructions:

nuwave-induction-cookplate-rv-kitchen-cooking-07Bring balsamic vinegar to a boil over medium high heat, then lower to medium and let simmer until balsamic is reduced by half. Meanwhile, thaw strawberries on counter (or in microwave for a couple minutes). You want some of the strawberry juices loose. Loosey juicy!

Put the strawberries, the sugar, the salt and pepper into the pot and let simmer until strawberries have begun to break down. Use the side of a wooden spoon to smoosh the berries against the side of the pot. Cook until desired consistency is achieved, keeping in mind that it will thicken as it cools. Stir in the lemon zest and serve. Over pancakes is best!

 

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