Boat Diving Boards and Cooking
Preparing to cook on your boat can seem like a lot of work. It seems more so if you have never cooked on a boat before. Sure, it is a simple task to plan meals for a short boat trip in which you will only be serving lunch. But if you are planning on being on the boat all day, or consecutive days, then you need to have a plan.
Lillipad Marine, your source for boat diving boards, offers these tips to any wannabe boat chefs.
Plan Way Ahead
The sooner you start planning for the meals on your boat trip, the better. One of the first things you will want to do is ask the people who will be attending the trip their food preferences and if any of them have any allergies.
You need to remember that you will be out in the sea, ocean or big lake, you won’t have any Safeway stores or delicatessens out there to shop in case you forget something.
Knowing what you will be serving for every meal also ensures that you will have all of the ingredients you need.
Silicone is Your Friend
You are aware that silicone has many medical uses, but you will discover that it has many uses in the kitchen as well. In fact, when cooking on a boat, silicone is the best thing since sliced bread.
There are several cooking gadgets that are made from silicone that you can use on your boat. For example, you have a full line of collapsible silicone products, like mixing bowls, colanders and measuring cups. These are lightweight cooking items you need and since they are collapsible, they are easy to store and don’t take up too much precious space.
Cherish the Sharp Knife
One sharp knife is far better than a drawer of dull knives. As you may know, a dull knife poses more danger than a sharp one. A sharp knife gives you more accuracy and control over the food you are cutting. And you don’t have to exert as much force when cutting with a sharp knife, which means less knife fatigue.
Figure Out What You Can’t Live Without
You won’t have enough space to bring along all of your loved kitchen gadgets and small appliances. So you need to figure out which ones you absolutely, positively cannot live without.
For example, perhaps you can live with the waffle maker but you have to have the panini press. If you have to have a blender but are limited on space, perhaps a small blender will have to do.
Non-Food Items That You Need
You will be surprised at how much foil and baggies you go through. They are very handy on a boat and you will probably use them for every meal, so make sure you bring enough.
Bring some Tupperware too, you won’t believe how bad that leftover fish will smell if it’s not sealed in an airtight container.
When you have your meals properly planned, you can spend more time on your boat rip jumping off the diving board from Lillipad Marine.