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Easy one or two pan meals for family camping please.

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whyme2 Mon 25-Jul-11 14:28:49

I remember a thread last year but can't find it. So I wondered if anyone could suggest good recipes for 6/7/8 people that are fairly cheap and easy to do on a two ring stove.
Oh and we are going for a week!

Thanks in advance smile

SalomeD Mon 25-Jul-11 17:56:28

We really enjoy Jamie Oliver's Southern Sausage Stew

Went camping with 3 other families this weekend and cooked up a big batch of Madhur Jaffrey's Kadhai Chicken to heat up when we arrived so all we had to cook was the rice, yum yum

whyme2 Mon 25-Jul-11 18:00:31

Thank you for those. The Kadhai Chicken looks yum!

PandaG Mon 25-Jul-11 18:00:55

sausage casserole with couscous

chillli and rice

salmon pasta - stir fry any veg you fancy - onion, carrots, mange tout say, stir in smoked salmon trimmings, and pot of cream, bubble briefly to thicken. Cook pasta at same time (fresh pasta cooks so much quicker!) Drain pasta amnd mix with sauce. SErve with crusty bread and salad. Yummy and quite quick!

YellowDinosaur Mon 25-Jul-11 18:27:50

Pad see ew: these quantities serve 2 so multiply up accordingly

2tbsps sunflower oil
3 garlic cloves
150g pork / chicken fillet / prawns
2tbsps light soy sauce
1.5tbsps dark soy sauce
1 tbsp caster sugar
300g brocolli
2 eggs
2 servings of ready for wok noodles (I use either the udon or thick flat ones)

Add oil to hot wok and stir fry galic when hot. Add meat and stir fry for about 3 mins

Add soy sauces, sugar and brocolli and coook for a couple of mins

Make well in middle and add eggs - cook for a few mins stiring every 30 secs of so to break up

Add noodles and cook through - done!

Serve with tabasco and thai fish sauce.

Olive & lemon meatballs: serves 4

50g pitted black olives (we use 85g tin of sliced black olives)
zest of 0.5 lemon
500g mince - I've done with beef pork and turkey and think pork is nicest
1 egg yolk
salk & pepper

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion chopped
2 garlice cloves crushed / finely chopped
400g can chopped tomatoes
1tsp caster sugar
150mls stock

Mix meatball ingredients all together and make approx 16 meatballs

Heat oil in frying pan and cook meatballs until browned on all sides. Put them on a plate to one side.

Using same pan make the sauce. Add onion and cook for approx 5 mins. Add rest of ingredients and bring to boil.

Put sauce and meatballs into saucepan with lid and simmer for 30-45 mins

Serve with pasta (fresh tagliatelle is the best with this) / cous cous / crusty bread and salad. Sprinkle with zest from remaining half lemon

Easy tuna pasta: serves 4

1 small can sliced black olives
2 tins tuna
2 tins chopped tomatoes
small can / 2 tbsp tomato puree
Dried herbs of your choice

Sling it all in a pan, heat through and serve with pasta. If you have an onion or red / yellow pepper these can be cooked in olive oil for a few mins before adding rest of ingredients to add flavour.

Hope that will do for now - I'll come back with more later if I get a chance

YellowDinosaur Mon 25-Jul-11 18:30:30

Also if you prepare all the marinades / sauces in advance (a bit of a faff but well worth it) you could do a lot of the recipes from the Wagamama cookbook in just a wok

PS sorry for messy previous post - I'd put more spacing in between the recipes but for some reason they have put it back to double spacing only so its a bit hard to read

virgiltracey Mon 25-Jul-11 18:34:35

cous cous is really easy when camping. Just boil up the water and add the cous cous and whilst you are waiting stir fry some chopped chicken and peppers in tagine paste. Delish and not just for camping!

whyme2 Mon 25-Jul-11 19:08:42

Great ideas - thank you. I will be doing my planning tonight so I am organised for the weekend.

virgil is tagine paste readily available in supermarkets?

virgiltracey Mon 25-Jul-11 19:15:04

yes if you look in the section where they do spices/dried mushrooms/vanilla pods etc both tesco and sainsburys now do their own. Its really easy since you either just dollop a spoonful in and stirfry or else you can add a dollop to stock to make a sauce. Since we discovered tagine paste it has become a firm favourite in our house!

YellowDinosaur Mon 25-Jul-11 20:37:52

Another good and easy one is chicken and mushrooms. 1 chicken breast per person cut into chunks (or legs / thighs if you prefer). Mushrooms, onions, garlic, leeks if you like them, dried tarragon and a tin of batchelors condensed mushroom soup.

Cook onion and crushed garlic in a pan with a little olive oil until soft, add chicken and cook for about 5 mins then add leeks and mushrooms and cook until soft. Add the mushroom soup (1 tin will do about 3-4 people) and the tarragon and heat through for about 5 mins.

Serve with pasta / couscous / rice / potatoes and salad.

YellowDinosaur Mon 25-Jul-11 20:38:30

could use creme fraiche if you prefer to the soup but I think the soup gives it a nicer flavour

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 25-Jul-11 20:40:17

Marking place - these recipes all sound much nicer than our usual camping meals!

YellowDinosaur Mon 25-Jul-11 22:49:34

Lemon chicken tagine: Serves 4-6

1 tsp garlic puree
1tsp each of ground ginger, cumin, turmeric, ground cinnamon, coriander
pinch of saffron
black pepper
olive oil
boneless skinless chicken for 4-6 people (so 4-6 breasts or equivalent legs / thighs depending on what cut you prefer)
2 onions
200ml water
250g couscous
handful of olives
2 lemons

(If planning this for a camping meal I would measure out all the spices into a small pot to take rather than taking all individually)

Mix garlic, spices, pepper and tbsp olive oil and marinate chopped chicken for as long as poss (ziploc bag in coolbox would be my plan).

Heat oil in saucepan and fry chicken until sealed then add onions and cook until all sizzling. Add water and cook over low heat for approx 20 mins.

Add the olives and lemons to the chicken mixture after about 20 mins and heat through. Add more water / wine to make it the consistancy you like.

Serve with couscous

(courtesy of the cool camping cook book which has loads of scrummy recipes in!)

YellowDinosaur Tue 26-Jul-11 20:33:38

bumping for more ideas...

Poshbaggirl Tue 26-Jul-11 22:39:19

Tinned curry, tinned chick pea dahl, naan bread, tomatoes and cucumber sprinkled with cumin, boil in bag rice. Perfick!

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