Campfire food!

(13 Posts)
PavlovtheCat Thu 07-Aug-14 18:22:40

We are staying in a yurt next week, have access to fire pit, bbq, gas stove, most of the utensils we would have at home, pots and pans, but nothing fancy like le cruset.

What lovely things do you cook when you are camping? We will probably eat some simple food on some days, but happy to spend some time cooking something fab at least once, as we see spending at least one day just chilling out by the fire, would prefer not a huge amount of faff though, nice and relaxed.

Not red meat (lamb or beef).

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Thu 07-Aug-14 20:27:36

I was just looking at DH's Cool Camping recipe book today. Some lovely ideas in there, will have a look.

CaurnieBred Thu 07-Aug-14 22:05:13

I freeze chicken strips in a teriyaki marinade that can defrost slowly over the first night/next day. We usually have these with new potatoes that have been roasted on skewers over the BBQ.

CampingClaire Fri 08-Aug-14 09:32:19

Paella. Great for slow cooking with a glass of wine in hand! Minimal stirring/fuss and just add in whatever meat or fish you want.

PavlovtheCat Sat 09-Aug-14 10:39:03

oh i might go get that book for DH!

PavlovtheCat Sat 09-Aug-14 10:39:18

and yes to paella!

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sat 09-Aug-14 17:30:14

Sorry didn't come back. Examples: paella (again), Thai green curry, various kebabs, calzone (pasty-like pizza), risotto, tuna niçoise, damper bread, loads of sweet ideas - even breakfast, but suggests the genius idea of making mini 'trays' for frying eggs.
< disclaimer: haven't made anything from it but the recipes look fine >

I do all my camp cooking over fire. I have a dutch oven and a couple cast iron skillets so literally can make anything I can at home. I even make my own bread in the dutch oven.

Theres potato crusted pizza,the base is just grated raw potatoes cooked on a pizza stone or tray over the fire till crispy. Toppings added then "tented" with tin foil and stuck back on the fire. ( makes an AWSOME breakfast pizza type thing with veggies bacon and or sausage and the eggs cracked on top then left to cook through )

I do fire grilled veggies,peppers onions mushroom etc and serve over a salad with some chicken and feta ( my favorite )

pork chops cooked in cider in the dutch oven ( for chillier evenings ) just toss in any veggies you have left in the cooler and a can of whatever kinda beans u like

Rack of ribs in the dutch oven. Layer of sliced peppers and onions in the bottom,rack of ribs with whatever spice rub you like on them set on top of the veggies, then covered in whatever BBQ sauce you like. 1/2 can Guinness round the pan. Cover and cook on the coals for about 2 hours till tender TO DIE FOR

I LOVE camp fire cooking,its my favorite reason for camping grin

stubbornstains Mon 11-Aug-14 10:23:39

Saganaki feta- get a block of sainsbos value salad cheese feta, and wrap it up in a double thickness of foil, with some slices of tomato and onion, a drizzle of olive oil, and some oregano if you want to be fancy. Fling in the depths of the fire until charred. Rescue and eat immediately- if it's cold, it stops being nice. Invented by Cretan shepherds, allegedly. A revelation.

I also like corn on the cob done on the fire. And don't forget the marshmallows!

stubbornstains Mon 11-Aug-14 10:26:47

To add.....basically, anything you can wrap in foil and chuck in the fire! Trout are good, and I imagine mackerel would be too.....(whole, of course). As I recall, the trout were stuffed with almonds smile

CMOTDibbler Mon 11-Aug-14 10:27:58

campfire cones are fab - waffle ice cream cones filled with mini marshmallows, choc chips, wrapped in foil, then heated. I've also done them with banana and fudge bits

yellowdinosauragain Tue 12-Aug-14 10:21:32

Oldtrout you are a woman after my own heart and I'm salivating at your recipes. Unfortunately I won't be able to take my Dutch oven on my forthcoming family camping trip as they only allow fires in fire pits and it wouldn't fit... I'm saving this thread for next time I take it though!

Loving saganaki sainburys value salad cheese feta though!

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Fri 15-Aug-14 18:25:07

Marking my placesmile

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