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by churro
Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74660

Re: Solar cooker

So do you think it was way overcooked? I've been thinking a lot about this question. The answer is no, it wasn't, it was delicious. But still, it could have been ready to eat, maybe just as delicious, much sooner. I think this is a big advantage of solar cooking: If I'd done the same meal at 325* F...
by churro
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74660

Re: Solar cooker

It definitely could have been served sooner, but it was still delicious. I started early, and probably kept it going longer than I should have, but I had my reasons: mostly I wanted make sure it was cooked safely and to see what it would do as the day progressed, but I also wanted to make a meal usi...
by churro
Sat May 30, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74660

Re: Solar cooker

SOOOOOOO GOOOOD! I forgot to take plating pics. Absolutely fall-off-the-bone tender, to the point that the legs just fell off when I lifted out the hens. Subtle hints of lemon and rosemary deep in the meat, a thin sauce that was buttery, herby and had that deep chickeny flavor of homemade broth, veg...
by churro
Sat May 30, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74660

Re: Solar cooker

At about 6 hours I pulled the plug, because some trees threatened to shade my rig. Here's what it looked like. IMG_4856.JPG And, yes, those are blackened onions on top. It has enough power to caramelize and brown food, but seemingly mostly on top. I put it into the oven preheated warm, then turned o...
by churro
Sat May 30, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74660

Re: Solar cooker

Five hours in, and the onions and carrots are browning on top, it smells great and seems to be simmering gently. Pretty soon I'll transfer it to a warm oven, maybe make some rice.
by churro
Sat May 30, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74660

Re: Solar cooker

It's been cooking for four hours now, and everything seems to be done enough to eat, but not overdone, so I added some salt and more herbs de provence (a mixture of dried savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and oregano). I'll let it go a little longer, since my wife is not going to be home for several...
by churro
Sat May 30, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74660

Re: Solar cooker

I added the vegetables (carrots, onions and new potatoes) along with some butter at about 1:30. Here they are after about 30 minutes: IMG_4853.JPG The condensation obscures it a little, but the carrots and onions are clearly starting to cook down. Within minutes of putting them in, the potatoes were...
by churro
Sat May 30, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74660

Re: Solar cooker

Just under 2 hours and the skin is all puffed out, you can see juices bubbling and boiling just under the skin, and the hens and lemons have given off lots of juices which are boiling steadily in the bottom of the pan. I LOVE this setup because it's so easy to see what's going on inside the pot. I'd...
by churro
Sat May 30, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74660

Re: Solar cooker

It's been cooking for an hour and all seems well. Theres a gently sizzle going and I can see the juices and fat bubbling out on top. I've been adjusting the orientation every half hour or so, and that seems to be often enough. I'll flip them over when I add the veg, I think.
by churro
Sat May 30, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Stoves With Character
Topic: Solar cooker
Replies: 97
Views: 74660

Re: Solar cooker

IMG_4851.JPG IMG_4850.JPG IMG_4852.JPG I put 2 game hens seasoned with salt, pepper and herbs de provence, 1 lemon sliced in half, some fresh rosemary, thyme and sage into the solar cooker. I'll add the vegetables later, so as to make sure the game hens get up to a safe temperature as quickly as po...

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