You don’t have any heat source on your boat while you are parked at Texas state park docks, and you are hungry. The best you can do is upend a can of something edible on a plate and wash it down with a beer. Doesn’t sound much appealing, does it? This is why you need to prepare your meals in advance.
Let’s say that you don’t want something fancy. While curries and pasta do make your mouth water, such heavy meals might also make you sick. If you want the full boating experience, you have to make do with the resources you have.
Following are a couple of recipes, more like food items that you can eat on board:
A container full of boiled potatoes, herbs, and a dressing – you have got yourself a potato salad. It’s better to make the salad on board; that way, it will taste fresh.
Here’s how to make it:
- Olive Oil: 2 Tablespoons
- Red Potatoes: 3 Pounds (Cubed and Boiled)
- Salt: 1 Teaspoon
- Pepper: ½ Teaspoon
- Mayonnaise: 1 Cup
- Onion: ½ Cup Finely Chopped
- Dijon Mustard: ¼ Cup
- Sweet Pickle Relish: 2 Tablespoons
- Paprika: ½ Teaspoon
- Cayenne Pepper: ¼ Teaspoon
- Place all the ingredients in the potato container
- Place the lid on top and shake the container gently
Corn on the Cob
You probably wonder how you can eat warm and juicy corn on the cob on a boat. Well, the idea we are about to share with you is pretty genius, if we say so ourselves.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Corn on the Cob
- Spray butter
- Semi-boil the corns in your home
- Place them in a freeze box
- Fill the freeze box with boiling water and close the lid
Pop open the lid and help yourself to an ear of delicious corn on the cob when you feel like having a snack. Don’t forget to spray it with butter and sprinkle some salt on top. You can try this hack with sausages too. Slide the sausages in a thermos bottle and fill the bottle with hot water. Do this an hour before adding salt. That way, the corn will be cooked to perfection.
This recipe is great for both kids and adults. Warning: It will be a bit messy, but you will be licking your fingers in the end. All you need are taco fixings and a bag of Doritos.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Doritos: Medium Bags
Taco Toppings (In Separate Containers)
- Black Beans
- Bell Peppers
- Shredded Cheese
- Pickled Jalapeños
- Hand a bag of Doritos to everyone onboard
- Place the topping containers on a surface and let them make their own taco bag
We all know how much kids hate veggies. So, if you are sailing with friends, you can use the same trick to offer them a make your own salad bar.
And this is how you eat old-school style on a boat! The key to trying out these recipes on a boat is making sure that you have packed all the ingredients. Keep sachets of ketchup, mayo, and mustard in the food basket to add a little flavor to any food that you plan to take with you.
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