The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild best cooking recipes guide

Cooking without a pot - roasted and frozen food

When there isn't a cooking pot in sight, and you need food, you can make do with roasting or freezing certain ingredients. Roasting an item requires an open flame; it can be a campfire or, in a pinch, some grass you've set fire to, or a flammable wooden crate. Once roasted, the food will increase the amount of HP replenished by 50% of the base, uncooked value. On the downside, any effects the food might have bestowed is removed.

Freezing food won't increase the amount of hearts refilled when you eat it, but it will produce the cold resistance effect. To freeze food, you can drop it into the snow, shoot it with an ice arrow; anything that exposes it to freezing temperatures will do the trick.

Chuchu jelly is particularly handy for starting fires or freezing things, as dropping the jelly and hitting it causes an explosion of that element. White Chuchu jelly will freeze things, red will start fires (great for when you don't have any flint), and yellow is electric. Dropping neutral blue jelly into the snow or a fire, will turn it into the jelly of that element. Although roasted and frozen foods aren't brilliant, they do stack in your inventory unlike all of the other dishes, which is handy. 

Frozen Food

  • Icy Meat
  • Icy Prime Meat
  • Icy Gourmet Meat
  • Frozen Bird Drumstick
  • Frozen Bird Thigh
  • Frozen Whole Bird
  • Frozen Bass
  • Frozen Hearty Bass
  • Frozen Hearty Salmon
  • Frozen Trout
  • Frozen Carp
  • Frozen Porgy
  • Frozen Crab
  • Frozen River Snail
  • Icy Hearty Blueshell Snail

Roasted Food

  • Seared Steak
  • Seared Prime Steak
  • Seared Gourmet Steak
  • Roasted Bird Drumstick
  • Roasted Bird Thigh
  • Roasted Whole Bird
  • Roasted Bass
  • Roasted Hearty Bass
  • Roasted Hearty Salmon
  • Roasted Trout
  • Roasted Carp
  • Roasted Porgy
  • Blackened Crab
  • Sneaky River Escargot
  • Blueshell Escargot
  • Campfire Egg
  • Hard Boiled Egg (drop into hot water)
  • Toasty Hylian Shroom
  • Toasty Endura Shroom
  • Toasty Stamella Shroom
  • Toasty Rushroom
  • Toasty Razorshroom
  • Toasty Ironshroom
  • Toasty Silent Shroom
  • Toasted Hearty Truffle
  • Toasted Big Hearty Truffle
  • Toasty Chillshroom
  • Toasty Sunshroom
  • Toasty Zapshroom
  • Baked Apple
  • Roasted Acorn
  • Roasted Tree Nut
  • Charred Pepper
  • Roasted Hearty Durian
  • Baked Palm Fruit
  • Roasted Voltfruit
  • Roasted Hydromelon
  • Roasted Wildberry
  • Roasted Mighty Bananas
  • Roasted Lotus Seeds
  • Roasted Big Radish
  • Roasted Radish
  • Roasted Endura Carrot
  • Roasted Swift Carrot
  • Roasted Amoranth
  • Baked Fortified Pumpkin
  • Roasted Mighty Thistle

It's always better to make actual meals in a cooking pot, but if you can't travel to one, are stuck for inventory space, or need to cool down sharpish, then roasting and freezing food is a good fallback.  

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