Cooking in a Small Motorhome
The most frequent comment we got when people saw our small Romahome Duo motorhome with just two gas rings and a grill was "bet you get fed up of beans on toast!" Well, I'll have you know that in all the years we've been motor-homing we've never yet had beans on toast! It's surprising just what you can cook with a little practice, patience and imagination.
I'm no Delia so don't expect carefully set out menus or extremely clear instructions! You will have to use your own expertise along with the cooking times because the last thing I want is complaints that someone has had food poisoning because I said "cook for 20 minutes" when in fact it needed 25.
Use common sense, judgement and follow this advice - if it don't look cooked then it probably 'ain't! and you won't go far wrong. I accept no responsibility for any event occurring during trying of these recipes.
What I have here are some of the tried and tested foods we enjoy. As with many things people have varying tastes so it's worth messing about with the ingredients a little, especially herbs and spices, until you find the flavour you like.
"The Double Skillet is a versatile pan!"
These meals have been cooked using just one pan, and a double skillet. Plus in some cases where mentioned - the grill or the barbecue. Or for some there is no, or hardly any, cooking at all.
The double skillet is a pan we bought during a visit to the NEC Birmingham Outdoor Leisure Show some years ago., it's looking a bit worse for wear now but there's lots of life left in it yet!
It consists of two non-stick interior pans which can either be used separately or clipped together to form a sort of oven. It also has a pyrex lid which fits both pans. Pans can also be stacked on top of each other to save space and gas. We also bought an optional extra - a trivet which allows you to use the pan to heat pies and pizza without burning their bases.
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Double skillet used three different ways.
Here are a few recipes you might like to try in your small motorhome or caravan, or even at home for that matter! Click the links for a pdf of the recipes.
Lovely on a warm summer day served with a salad garnish and a glass of chilled white wine.
A quickly made dish, lovely served with new potatoes and baby vegetables or try it with my mushroom and broccoli in coriander and garlic - yummy!
Could also be served with pasta, rice or a mixed salad.
Flaked salmon mixed with saffron infused wine, lovely washed down with a glass of white wine.
Nice accompaniment to many meals as an alternative to plain veg
Barbecued steak with chips cooked in the skillet in 'oven' mode! You can't really do many chips but they are lovely as a garnish and with the steak and salad it makes a filling meal.
Hardly any cooking for this recipe and you can substitute any seafood of your choice. Quantities are to your own taste.
The best thing with this recipe is that you can add other ingredients if you wish such as mushrooms and vegetables, just make sure you cut them to a size that will cook in the time.
Use other vegetables if you like, just make sure you cut them to a size that will cook in the time.