Cobb Kitchen in a Bag

The Cob Kitchen in a Bag.

Cobb BBQ

Cobb Kitchen in a bag

 

I love to cook outdoors and I have owned my fair share of Barbeques some large, some small and even the homemade variety but after buying our first motorhome I was looking for something else when a friend suggested the “Cobb”, the what? I said, a Cobb he replied.
After some research and deciding this was everything I was looking for I took the plunge and purchased the top of the range (at the time) Cobb Kitchen in a Bag, basically it is a complete cooking solution in one bag.

Paprika Chicken, Onion & spice mix

Paprika Chicken, Onion & spice mix

It consists of a base unit that carries a drip bowl that also houses the fire basket designed to take the Cobblestone fuel disc, of which I will talk about later, on top of this base unit a number of different cooking surfaces can be placed these include a grill plate or griddle, a roasting rack, a frying pan and a paella pan.
What this is not is a barbeque, there is no direct or open heat above the fuel but this is still an ideal solution for cooking a variety of meals when out and about, I know many of you will not recognise food cooked on a BBQ unless it resembles the charred remains of a house fire but please believe me when I say food tastes best when cooked tasting of the food you chose to cook.
The griddle is the nearest you will get to a traditional BBQ, bacon, chops, steaks, sausages, chicken and kebabs are among some of the items suitable for that authentic BBQ taste the choice is endless and can be tailored to suit your individual gastronomic preference.

Paprika Chicken with all of the chosen ingredients.

Paprika Chicken with all of the chosen ingredients.

The frying pan is my least used item but is a thick not stick covered pan designed to fit on the drip bowl above the heat source and is ideal for the food items that require a pan to cook them in, how about a full English or if the fancy takes you how about crepes for a tasty dessert? Slathered in syrup and fresh cream, well there goes the diet!
The paella pan is my most used and versatile item, it forms the top or lid of the set when in the carry bag and has two handles to allow easy movement from heat source to table when serving. I can use it as a frying pan with a slightly larger cooking area but mostly used to concoct one pan meals, some of our favourites are paprika chicken or a good old chicken curry, you can easily cook a meal for four or more using this pan.

Roast Pork and Potatoes on the Cobb

Roast Pork and Potatoes on the Cobb

The roasting rack is exactly that, a means to roast a variety of meats, with the included height extension a full chicken can cooked either vertically or more traditionally laid down, I did find the chicken made the drip bowl very dirty even when liquid is added (beer or water), I have since found out that a drip bowl liner is available to catch the fats from roasts and I will buy some and try them out. I have since tried the bowl liners and they work very well, once done with they just fold up and go in the rubbish bin, saves on lots of cleaning.