While we have been travelling around on our digital nomad adventure, we came across a few things. These things you often don’t realise you use so much until you no longer have it. Such thing as an oven, we found ourselves struggling to find ideas for meals without cheating by buying a frozen pizza and sticking it in the oven.
The one thing was apparent on our travels, most accommodation we came across only had a hob. Here are meals to make on a stove top.
Fajitas are great to make, especially if you are sick of pasta, these are a great alternative. Ingredients are common and can be found pretty much everywhere, chicken is the most expensive part of the meal but easily found.
The trickiest part of this meal is the spices, if you can’t get your hands on a fajita mix, simply buy a couple of cheap spices and throw them together. Include paprika, cumin, chilli and cayenne, if not all of them pick a couple and go from there.
2. Tuna Pesto Pasta
You will most likely be able to find some form of dry or fresh pasta within a supermarket, it is an easy hob meal and doesn’t take too long either. Mix up the pasta with a tin of tuna and pesto, top with a little cheese and there you have it.
3. Chicken in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce
This is a little different, something a little more formal for a meal but a good one to have. The most expensive ingredient again will be the chicken, you can serve this up with a salad, rice or pasta if you like. Click here for the full recipe and method.
4. Stir Fry
More than likely you will be able to find some kind of sauce for a stir fry within the supermarkets. You can use fresh or dried egg noodles for cooking, dried noodles can be better especially if you’re on the move. This is a great one pan dish, through everything in and it is done.
This one might confuse you as many people traditionally make up the enchiladas, lay them in an oven proof dish top with tomatoes and cheese to grill. There is nothing wrong with wanting to save on the washing up, be even more efficient and eat out of the pan!
6. Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Meatballs and pasta is a classic and can be done so many ways, different meats and different styles of sauces so feel free to change it up according to what you have available. The meat will be the most expensive ingredient but counteract the price by buying the cheapest passata sauce and flavour to your taste.
7. Breaded Chicken Bites
Who doesn’t love breaded chicken bites right? This meal is a great option especially if you have smaller ones to feed, this can be fun for everyone to make and eat. The chicken can be lightly fried in a frying pan and teamed up with some peas and small boiled potatoes. You can also do the same method to make fish fingers.
8. Roasted Veg Bruschetta
You can make an ordinary bruschetta with a nice crunchy bread, mozzarella or feta with lettuce and tomatoes, or make a warm roasted veg bruschetta.
Simple peel your veggies into thin strips, use a peeler if you have one available, fry in a pan with a little oil until soft. Use the same pan to toast your bread and pile on the plate adding feta or mozzarella to top it off. These are all ingredients you can find in most supermarkets and for cheap prices.
Fed up of toast or cereal for breakfast? Get some eggs together with some cheese and onion and make an omelette. This is a simple and easy dish to make and the ingredients are cheap to find in supermarkets. Change it up for different flavours for dinner the next day to keep it fresh.
So there you have it, meals you can cook on the hob, have you got a favourite hob dish you love making? Let me know in the comments below.