Posts Tagged ‘SOS sport solar oven’
Oh the variety and solar oven designs out there these days! You can get a parabolic that will have your ham & cheese sandwich done in seconds, or burnt to ashes if you don’t watch it. The wonderful evacuated tube models can sometimes cause food to suffer similarly, if you don’t mind them. For some panel cookers, especially depending on your latitude, you may be waiting awhile for thorough cooking. Don’t get me wrong, all these models serve their purpose very well!
With a double box solar oven, it is very difficult, to impossible, to burn any food. The other advantage of a big solar oven, like a box style cooker, is the generally large cooking chamber. If properly focused, and with plentiful sunshine, the box cooker usually only requires a few hours to prepare a typical meal. Depending upon the model, you can usually get a couple pots of food cooking simultaneously. This allows for bigger portions and servings for family and guests. This is an advantage not always used, especially if you may be hiking on a trail alone, on the beach with friends, or simply your back patio.
The other great advantage of a solar box oven, is that often the pots or baking pans can be stacked in the cooking chamber. For example, you may have a 3 quart pot of stew in there, but can also set a 9 inch baking pan, or cookie sheet into the chamber. It’s great! You can have your main course as well as dessert!
With some big solar ovens, like the Solavore Sport, three items, sometimes four, can be cooking: two, 3-quart pots plus the aforementioned cookie tray, baking pan, bread pan, etc. It’s easier than you may think to accomplish this.
Here’s how it can look in the Solavore Sport Oven:
In this oven, it’s easy to stack up the trays, plates, pots and pans. While remaining a light-weight and very portable solar oven, this model has a large chamber to cook loads of food simultaneously. Here’s how it all turned out:
So, if you have a large, double box solar oven, give stacking a fair try. Sometimes it takes more than one chance to be successful. But the rewards of cooking several meals at the same time are really enjoyable.
This tasty dish will take about 1/2 hour of preparation time, but after that, the sun does the rest. Here’s how we make it.
1 clove of garlic (minced)
1 lb of fresh mushrooms
1 1/2 lbs of sirloin tips ( or stew meat, or cut up a sirloin steak)
1 stalk of celery
1 cup rice
1 tsp red pepper (or black pepper)
1 tsp olive oil
dash of garlic powder
Get your SOS Sport Solar Oven out and preheating as soon as possible on your solar cooking day. Use a 3 quart roaster, preferably, that is a dark colored thin-walled metal pot. Chop up the mushrooms, celery and onions to a size you prefer. We like them a little coarser (bigger bits). First, put the clean sirloin tips into the pot (do not oil pot).
Next, sprinkle the garlic powder and minced garlic over the tips. Then, evenly spread the mushroom, celery and onions over the top. Sprinkle in the pepper, dribble the olive oil over it and finally, pour the rice over everything. No water or stock is needed in this dish.
Arroz con Pollo...one of our favorite meals. Check out this great video featuring the well-designed SOS Sport Solar Oven:
You may not think so, but we feel there’s not much better than a chicken & rice dish, created in a solar oven.