Cooking outdoors gives a special feeling, and surely it also makes the food taste a little better? Our ancestors cooked all their food outdoors, and surely that is the legacy of those that make us enjoy a little extra by cooking outdoors, in a stove or over an open fire. Here it is not enough to throw a gratin in the oven and go and do something else while it is baking. Cooking outdoors requires that we get involved and keep track: keep track of the fire, keep track of the children playing around the stove or fire, keep track of the food so that it does not burn - all this gives us a different contact with the cooking, which can sometimes be missing when we cooks indoors.
“With the heat emitted from a fire, it is excellent to cook outdoors at any time of the year. In addition, the stove becomes a hub to gather around while the food is being prepared ”
Cooking outdoors can be so much more than sausages with bread. With a stove like Faster Greta, you can cook pretty much anything outdoors, from crispy pizzas to pots and gratins. With the
heat emitted from a fire, it is excellent to cook outdoors at any time of the year. In addition, the stove becomes a hub to gather around while the food is being cooked, and in this way you really make the cooking something central and not something that goes on in the periphery while the rest of the party sips champagne.
Surely it tastes different?Food that is cooked outdoors tastes different, we usually say. And there's a lot in it. It has a lot to do with the food being cooked faster and at higher temperatures. It also has to do with the fact that the food for natural reasons gets a smokier taste when it is cooked in direct contact with open fire.
Pizza for real
Take pizza, for example, which is difficult to get perfectly in an ordinary household oven. In a stove, cooked on stones, you bake the pizza at a very high temperature for a relatively short time. time, and the result is a crispy bottom and topping baked to perfection by being quickly exposed to high heat.
Pizza is excellent for cooking in an oven, such as Faster Greta , but is also excellent over open fires, for example in Lillhälla, our combined fireplace and grill. The prerequisite for being able to bake pizza over an open fire is, however, that you first place a pizza stone on the grill, which you heat up to a high temperature before you place the pizza. Such a stone can also be used to cook other foods, such as fish and vegetables.
Grilling over an open fire
If you want to grill meat, mushrooms and vegetables, an open fire is hard to beat. Even fish, wrapped in foil and accompanied by a little spice and lemon, tastes wonderfully good after a few minutes over open fire. When the flames almost just reach the grill, a slightly scorched taste develops, that grill taste that is so difficult to put your finger on but can only be achieved when cooking outdoors over an open fire. Both Lillhälla and Faster Greta are equipped with grill grills, which makes grilling outdoors both fun and safe.