Posts Tagged ‘Social cooking’

Pierrade, Indoor Hot Stone cooking

 

I’m sure many of you have noticed that we have been still in the grip of an extreme drought…errrm….well the extreme rain has made even a hardcore outdoor cook such as myself have second and third thoughts about cooking outside, so I fished out my pierrade from a previous existence from when I lived in a first floor flat, and was not fortunate to have the space that I have now to cook outdoors in.

A pierrade, often also called a raclette, is a hot stone that is heated with an electric element underneath until it’s sizzling hot, you then pop tender morsels of food on top to cook to your choice. I often find that for dinner parties, I’m slaving away at a hot stove and  miss out on a lot of the chat.

This piece of kit solves that and is an awful lot of fun to boot. You prepare some pieces of meat fish and veg, that you can cook quickly, I went for fillet steak, peri-peri chicken, lamb leg steak, king prawns and scallops, things that will all cook quickly. I also prepped some cooked new potatoes, cheeses, charcuterie, and pickles and condiments, all served with homemade crusty bread and one or two glasses of wine, a real feast.

You sizzle the meats and fish on the hot stone, and can  also grill food in the little pans underneath the element, slices of potato smothered with bubbling cheese, it really is up to you.

These bits of kit can be picked up cheaply from around £30-£40, and are a fun sociable way of eating.

 

 

 

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