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agp
07-15-2012, 03:00 AM
Anyone got any ideas of something fancy to make for dinner when you do not have a stove or fire (or any form of heat, other than microwave)? I might have fire gel tins and some stone bowls that can be heated, but that will be the most I will have. I am going away for vacation next weekend and would like to make some food for dinner one night. I can premake any sauce the night before and just keep it in a cooler, but that's about all the advanced prepping I can do.
Sushi/sashimi/nigiri will be a last reserve... Any ideas are welcome!

DwarvenChef
07-15-2012, 04:19 AM
No... Fire... ???

I'd be looking at some hearty sandwiches that can be quite spectacular, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YVKD7J69Ds

steelcity
07-15-2012, 06:19 AM
You could make tuna or chicken salad for sandwiches.

agp
07-15-2012, 06:39 AM
I don't want to reserve to sandwiches for dinner, but if I have to I will.

PS: I will have access to fresh seafood at this place.

schanop
07-15-2012, 06:43 AM
Varieties of raw seafood.

pitonboy
07-15-2012, 07:59 AM
Ceviche

agp
07-15-2012, 08:30 AM
Ceviche is a great idea. Anyone know if it is possible to smoke/cold smoke raw seafood with cigar smoke?

Namaxy
07-15-2012, 08:42 AM
Ceviche, or even simpler, seafood crudo. Gazpacho. Aioli with fresh veggies and crusty bread.

pitonboy
07-15-2012, 09:06 AM
Can't make a campfire?

Mike9
07-15-2012, 09:09 AM
Ceviche sounds good - I think I'll get some scallops and shrimp today and make some.

agp
07-15-2012, 09:30 AM
Nope, no camp fire. I want to try cold smoking seafood with a cigar too, any thoughts? I might do a practice run today and tomorrow and report back...

knyfeknerd
07-15-2012, 10:15 AM
Nope, no camp fire. I want to try cold smoking seafood with a cigar too, any thoughts? I might do a practice run today and tomorrow and report back...

I dunno, I think it might end up tasting like an ashtray. What kind of cigar? Tobacco is poisonous.

Namaxy
07-15-2012, 10:34 AM
I dunno, I think it might end up tasting like an ashtray. What kind of cigar? Tobacco is poisonous.

This.

You could cold smoke with as little as some wood chips in a foil pouch. If you have flame enough to light a cigar, you have enough for this.

agp
07-15-2012, 11:29 AM
It's just wood chips do not come in the form of a stick that I can stick into whatever container I have. I was thinking of a ceviche in a coconut shell, so if I smoke that ceviche/fish I would need something in a shape that I can work with.

99Limited
07-15-2012, 12:11 PM
You, being a cigar smoker might not realize this, but cigar smoke really stinks.

agp
07-15-2012, 02:05 PM
Besides plating in a half coconut shelf, are there any other creative ways to plate ceviche without a bowl?

wenus2
07-15-2012, 02:21 PM
Just thinking out loud here:

Rice stick noodles will hydrate in warm water.
Dry salami doesn't need refrigeration.

Perhaps a pasta salad of sorts?
Throw in some onion, celery, carrot, bell pepper and toss with a dressing of your choice.

Salty dog
07-15-2012, 04:03 PM
http://youtu.be/bzfRjDd-ufk

rahimlee54
07-15-2012, 04:53 PM
How about some Cheese dip and some pretoasted baguette topped with whatever you like for bruschetta. Did some balsamic strawberries and goatcheese last weekend that was good.

Namaxy
07-15-2012, 07:31 PM
Love the prep, though very little time in the citrus. Always a tough call....some fish needs a good amount of time, some no more than the time it takes to stir the bowl.

agp
07-16-2012, 09:44 PM
When making ceviche, should I wash the slime off of the seafood first and then dry it, or not dry it? Or not even wash it if the seafood is recently caught?

agp
07-18-2012, 07:48 AM
Oh and is it safe to use raw shrimps and scallops for ceviche without first cooking them a little?

pitonboy
07-18-2012, 08:21 AM
Oh and is it safe to use raw shrimps and scallops for ceviche without first cooking them a little?
Absolutely. You are using acid to denature ("cook") the proteins and to produce a bacteria- unfriendly environment; the same goal as using heat