Cooking without an oven. I need suggestions

scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
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.

TIA

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    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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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
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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.
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,684Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I totally adore my crock pots and highly recommend using one as much as possible! :wav:
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  • anniemaeanniemae Posts: 1,702Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    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?
  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    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)?
  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    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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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Thanks Saria. Meatballs (and all the other suggestions)sound yummy! :happy7:
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    Also, you can go Asian. Stir fries are always good, or maybe ramen or curry. Pad Thai?
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  • solidgoldsolidgold Posts: 1,485Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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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  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    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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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Thanks ladies! These are some great ideas

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