The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165215 Message #3962613
Posted By: Stanron
21-Nov-18 - 07:45 AM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
By this time of the year my solid fuel stove is going full time all day and banked up at night.
It has a large flat top that can be used for slow cooking and heating water. It is very good for 'foil steaming'. Yesterday's offering had a piece of pork belly, one whole, peeled onion, one large peeled carrot (not chopped up) and one large slab of peeled swede.
All of these are placed on one half of a long strip of strong foil. When I remember a few cloves of garlic are put in as well.
The foil is folded back on itself and the three seams are double folded. All four corners get an extra fold. This gets placed on the top of the stove for a couple of hours.
Water comes off the meat and the onions also give off water. Over time this turns to steam. The package blows up like a balloon. Everything is cooked after the ballooning has gone on for about thirty minutes.
The vegetables are a revelation. Super succulent and sweet. I do the occasional vegetable only steam. Parsnips end up a bit dry but an extra small onion mashed up with the parsnip sorts that out.
I think I'll do a vegetable only job tonight, just replacing the meat with a leek. Yummy.