One of our CSA members has recently lent us her Solar Oven.
Weather forecast finally gave the thumbs up to no rain or cloud cover and preparations for dinner started the night before on a rack of our Tamworth Ribs. Michael made up a dry rub and let the ribs sit coated over night.
Ribs went into the oven at 8.20am, with the oven facing south east.
Within an hour the temperature was up to 200F, which the oven maintained for most of the day. Michael turned the oven a few times to make sure it kept an optimal angle to catch the suns rays.
A couple of our CSA members where very interested in the process yesterday, and as we all stood watching the temperature and oven you could smell the ribs cooking.
At around 3.30pm we opened the oven to discover the ribs where cooked, and the meat was just falling off the bone.
Our ribs where served later in the evening with braised pac choy from the garden. Yummy!
We will be cooking chicken, duck, ham roast and a cake over the next few days. If the rest of the meat cooks as well as the ribs I think we might be putting a solar oven on our wish list.