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Preparing food for Passages

OK, so cooking when you're anchored up in a quiet secluded bay somewhere watching the sun set is a different prospect to trying to cook when bashing to windward on an ocean crossing.

Get creative with passage foods for those long passages. Passage food doesn't need to be bland create Indian, Asian and Moroccan dinners, like easy beef rendang, terriyake salmon or slow cooked lamb risotto. With some forward planning the right utensils and quick and easy cooking solutions, stops you from spending long periods of time in the Galley. Passage making is tiring so take the time to prepare early.
Through much trial and error, we've figured out what needs to be done before leaving, how to prepare, and what to do during the trip to make eating healthy simple and easy. In this blog we will be looking at main meals.
The more you can prepare prior to leaving the better. You never quite know what the weather conditions will throw at you. So having even your snacks prepared will help you to …

Let's talk ..... Cooking Meat

There are really only two ways to cook any piece of meat. Hot and fast, or low and slow. Anything in between is liable to end in toughness.
This principle applies whether you are stewing, roasting, steaming, grilling, barbecuing, boiling, frying, or indeed microwaving. Before you start, you need to decide whether you are going fast or slow.

1. Use High Heat to Develop Flavour
Browning creates flavour and is a key step when cooking meat. This happens through a process called the Maillard reaction. This reaction occurs when the amino acids and sugars in the food are subjected to heat, which causes them to combine. In turn, hundreds of different flavour compounds are created. When browning meat, you want a deep brown sear and a discernibly thick crust on all sides—best obtained by quick cooking over high heat.
To ensure that meat browns properly, make sure the meat is dry before it goes into the pan; pat it thoroughly with paper towels. This is important with previously frozen meat, which o…

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