There’s something magical about boating in the early morning. The birds are chirping. The mist dissipates as the sun rises. Your coffee tastes especially good in the crisp morning air. Another great thing about morning boating? Breakfast. Luckily, a number of Crownline boats come equipped with a well-appointed grill station and table that make whipping up a great meal quick, easy and fun. Here are some suggestions for a floating breakfast that everyone on board will love.
Eggs, Sausage and Hash Browns (any way you like it)
Grilled breakfast sausage, eggs and hash browns are a winning combination. With a large pan you can cook the eggs and hash browns at the same time. And you can prepare the sausage directly on the grill for the delightful grill marks we all love. If you want to make a scramble, just toss the sausage in the pan as well. Stir in peppers, onions and other fixings to your liking. As a side, add some yogurt to complement the mix.
Grilled breakfast sandwiches are exponentially better than the ones you cook up in your kitchen at home. The grill adds that signature savory flavor as the cheese and proteins just seem to melt together in a more satisfying way. Breakfast sandwiches are also so easy to make. Fry some eggs and bacon in a skillet. Butter the bread and toast it on the grill before adding cheese. Assemble and enjoy. If you’re feeling adventurous, add an apple slice and take in the sweet and savory contrast. Breakfast sandwiches are also nice to have around any time of day. Keep them fresh in the refrigerator and break them out whenever the group gets hungry.
While this one is certainly not for the health and weight conscious, it’s one of the easiest indulgences if you’re in the mood to splurge. Slice glazed donuts in half and grill them for 30 to 60 seconds on each side. The result is nothing short of delicious. For some extra flair, fry up some bacon and add maple syrup. This isn’t the meal to have when you’re worried about nutrition, but sometimes it’s time to treat yourself.
Grilled Salmon Bagels
Grilling salmon can be as involved as you want it to be. It’s hard not to love a rub made with garlic, rosemary and olive oil, but how you want to prepare your fish is ultimately up to you. Fresh lox on a bagel is tasty, but grilled salmon on a perfectly grilled bagel with cream cheese, grilled peppers and tomatoes is a combination you just can’t beat. If you want to go all the way, add some eggs. This is a healthy meal that will keep you energized for hours.
Image from Country Cleaver
With Crownline’s top-of-the-line grill station, the possibilities for on-board meals are virtually limitless. Hopefully, one of these recipes jumps out at you or at least inspires you to try cooking on your boat. A shared meal with family and friends is a special and memorable activity that really is worth the effort.