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Old 10-06-2009, 07:54 AM   #1
 
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I'm having a brain fart. next month, I will be cooking a couple of meals and the kitchen I'm using doesn't have an oven. I need some suggestions on what to make for dinner.

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It's amazing what you can do without an oven or broiler -- braised and sauteed meats, steamed and sauteed veggies and grains, pasta, sauces.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:31 AM   #3
 
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Risotto
Soups
Steak
Fish
Sauteed pork chops or cutlets
Sauteed chicken, poached chicken, chicken and dumplings
Pasta
Rice pilaf
Paella (a Spaniard will tell you it should never be baked)
Stews

Really, just about anything.
As for dessert . . .
Panna cotta
Mousse
Berry slump/grunt (berries are still in season)
Ice cream (with some homemade sauces and toppings) or sorbet coupes (for example, raspberry sorbet with sparkling wine poured over and served with fresh berries)
Peach Melba
Parfaits
Poached fruit or simply fresh fruit (with some cheese if you want to take it further)
Gelees

And probably more that I'm just forgetting.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:36 AM   #4
 
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I think I'm going to buy this from World Markets ($20) and it will help solve all my problems. I have to make about 3 different meals so this should help me create some variety

I'm thinking...

chicken Paillard with moz, sun dried tomatoes, and balsamic drizzle with a side of angel hair pasta

Steak with a side of risotto

Jerk shrimp (or chicken kabobs) with grilled veggies


Man, I am really addicted to grilling and broiling, LOL

If you think of any more pairings, please let me know.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:11 PM   #5
 
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I totally adore my crock pots and highly recommend using one as much as possible!
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You can also grill turkey burgers (or regular hamburgers) on that grill. And those pans are great for making panini sandwiches, grilled cheese/tomatoe sandwiches, BLTs, etc.
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bumping for more suggestions.

I made the steak, I made seafood (salmon, scallops, shrimp. Chicken and pork are out and i need i more meal idea. Any suggestions?
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oh, and I don't have a crockpot. Just a stovetop

one more question. if I make lasagna or manicotto, do you think I could put it in the dish, and instead of putting it in the oven, cover it and place it on the stovetop on low (to "bake" it)?

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Why don't you just do some other type of pasta? Maybe some homemade ravioli? You can buy the fresh pasta sheets if you don't feel like making it. The stovetop idea won't work for that. You could do a broken lasagna, but I don't think it's the same if it doesn't get that nice browned gratineed top.
Or how about some skate? Or a hearty vegetarian stew? You could try some duck breast as well. How about meatballs? There's still a ton of stuff you could do!
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:03 AM   #10
 
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Thanks Saria. Meatballs (and all the other suggestions)sound yummy!
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How about fish?? I do low carb, so dip fish in egg white and coat with nut flour. Saute in a mix of butter and oil, serve with a horseradish dill sauce. Our favorite is brook trout. You could also do a sauteed fish with a lemon, butter and white wine sauce.
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Also, you can go Asian. Stir fries are always good, or maybe ramen or curry. Pad Thai?
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I made a raw vegan lasagna that was delicious! The noodles were zucchini, and the "cheese" was pine nuts soaked and run through the food processor. I can post the recipe if you're interested.
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There are tons of hearty soups and stews you can make without an oven. I'm making this baked potato soup tonight. You can always bake the potatoes in a microwave.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:27 PM   #15
 
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Thanks ladies! These are some great ideas
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