Seafood cooking

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Would you cook seafood in the van.due to strong aromas
 

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DBK

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If it's smelly it ain't fresh. :)
But that's what extractor fans are for and a blast from an air freshener helps afterwards.
 
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If it's smelly it ain't fresh. :)
But that's what extractor fans are for and a blast from an air freshener helps afterwards.
No necessarily true. When I cook fish in our kitchen at home, with the extractor fan on AND the window open I can still smell it the next day and the day after.
 
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All the time though kippers are always cooked on the BBQ, taste better that way as well.

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Not me I've got one as mentioned by the
@The Dude
use it for a number of years ,last year managed to find a two piece metal plate /fat catcher from Lidl (£4.99) very similar to a cadac plate works well with steaks, burgers etc, fish normally in tin foil .works for me
Gas bottles can be got most Chinky shops in Spain
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I find the “Chef’s Candle” from Lakeland great at eliminating smells and orours made during cooking. :)

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If you do use one of the canister hobs outside make sure you don't cover the part where the canister sits too much as it can get very hot - this is usually what happens with wide flat frying pans, not the 'grill plate' that @JollyRoger uses as the edge of that is raised up.

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We cook smelly things outside, on the Safari Chef. I have cooked calamari indoors, and that wasn't too bad. On the whole, I think fatty food, like bacon, is probably the worst. It seems to linger for days. Always best to cook it outside.
 

Minxy Girl

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We cook smelly things outside, on the Safari Chef. I have cooked calamari indoors, and that wasn't too bad. On the whole, I think fatty food, like bacon, is probably the worst. It seems to linger for days. Always best to cook it outside.
... a but who could possibly get fed up of the aroma of cooked bacon .... mmmmmmmm. :D
 

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Not only do we cook fish/seafood outdoors when in the motorhome we do the same at home, mainly due to the fact that our kitchen/living room is all one space!

I've just made seafood spaghetti, all done outdoors (in Totana, Spain!)

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From experience I would say a definite no no is strong curry about a week before you plan to sell it :)

Can't say we've had any bother with seafood though.
 
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Have been known to if raining. But use cadac outside, find thst if the remoska is really hot seafood cooks really well. Put it outside as soon as food cooked and smells are there not inside.
 
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I've just bought one of these so that I don't have to cook smelly stuff in the van.

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We have one too, which we use to cook stuff like Onions, Sausages, all sorts of meat, and seafood, outside.







There is a way with "white fish" and the likes of Calamari to cook fish without too much smell, and that is to steep it in lemon or lime juices for a couple of hours. If you add sliced onions tho tiz better outdoors.

The acid in the citrus juice cooks the fish, tiz popular dish in Polynesia

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Our recent trip to Westbay Dorset, super fresh

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