When we first thought about living aboard a sailboat we thought long and hard about the things we would miss or have to live without. Things like a tub, a big HD TV, running the coffee pot and heater at the same time. Then there was the cooking...and my wife - the chef.
Our first cooking opportunities on our sailboat came on our outdoor 'sea-B-Q'. We quickly learned it has two heat settings - really hot and really-really-hot. We eventually bought a new one. It has the same two settings.
Our Hunter 32 sailboat did come with a pretty standard (for this type of boat) Force 10 propane stove. It is a typical sailboat set-up - propane tank goes outside the boat in one of the lockers, a hose connects from the tank to a regulator and a solenoid switch and then winds through the boat to the stove inside. You flip the stove breaker and the solenoid switch on, hold down the igniter button on the stove, turn the burner knob, and off you go.
When we first bought the boat this set-up wasn't working for some reason but we soon figured it out and started cooking.
We wondered how long a tank would go, a week? A month? More? Could captain wifey cook like she did back on land? Would the stove cook super hot like the sea-B-Q?
Below are all of the meals, hot water, literally everything we cooked on one of our 1 gallon propane tanks over a few months. It ended up being about 30 recipes. This wasn't just reheating (well, a few of them were), this was real tasty, yummy, cooking. Also, we had a lot of leftovers not shown in the pics below. Click on the images below for descriptions, to enlarge, and to get some cooking hints. Thanksgiving dinner coming soon!
~Paul & Amber ETC