Cooking without power - Fox 4 Calm Before The Storm
Cooking without Power during hurricane season doesn't have to be bland. Fox 4 shows you how to prepare great meals without power.Photo: Video by fox4now.com
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Probably the worst thing about a hurricane is dealing with out power. What are you going to eat?!
Here’s a look at some hurricane food you can make on the grill with a healthy Mediterranean flare.
The restaurant Trattoria Café Napoli in Fort Myers has all kinds of write ups.
Owner Gloria Cabral-Jordan picked up those tastes living in the Mediterranean, but picked up her hurricane know-how growing up in Cuba. And the base of any Mediterranean dish -- marinated vegetables.
“We got some red pepper flakes. Pepper, a little salt. Some bay leaves all crushed. And of course black pepper.” Gloria Cabral-Jordan said.
Olive oil, garlic, vinegar, all in an aluminum pouch and to the grill.
“I would give it about 10 minutes.” Gloria said.
Those veggies will go a long way. “You can preserve every vegetable.” Gloria said.
Put them in a glass jar, with more olive oil, garlic and vinegar, and they'll keep for a least a week. Dab them on some bread you just grilled. The veggies are also great in a sandwich or on a salad.
Add beans, water and more spices, plus a few more ingredients and you have a delicious hummus that's packed with protein and will keep for up to 4 days.