Cooking Tips for Boaters
Cooking on the water is just another piece of the boating adventure. Whether you have a grill or a galley on your boat, there are some tips to keep in mind during meal preparation. Either way, it’s important to remember that foods like meat and cheese need to be chilled and should not be kept out for longer than an hour. Additionally, lighter meals are more refreshing under the hot sun than big, heavy meals. Keep it simple and limit your meals to those that can be easily eaten by hand or with no more than a fork. Now let’s take a look at the difference between grill and galley cooking.
Grilling on the Water
Grills designed for boats should be constructed from marine-grade stainless steel and should feature a latchable lid. Mounting hardware should be corrosion resistant and should give you the ability to pivot the grill and lock it into several positions.
Charcoal grills are cheaper, but they can be tricky to operate and aren’t a friend to the environment. Choose either a small kettle grill for cooking small meals or a larger rectangular grill for more surface area. Gas grills are more complex, but they are easy to operate and better for the environment. However, any leaks can ignite, so avoid smoking and open flames near the grill.
Cooking in the Galley
While a galley gives you more options than just a grill, they are often more limited than kitchens found in homes. Preparing single-pan meals makes things much easier when you only have one burner and limited counter space. Cleaning as you cook helps save valuable space. However, you may have more space to chill food, which is great for marinating meat, storing leftovers and more. Gallon zipper bags come in handy for just that.
Whatever your method of cooking, always dispose of your trash responsibly and keep a fire extinguisher nearby in case of emergency. Enjoy sailing the waves this summer!
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