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minmooch Fri 29-Apr-16 22:48:19

I've just bought an old campervan. It's been a few years since I went camping. Now I'm going on my own. I love cooking and would love to hear about your easy, delicious camping recipes.

RedOnHerHedd Fri 29-Apr-16 22:56:44

All day breakfast
Anything you can cook in one pot is great.

minmooch Mon 02-May-16 11:57:28

Had my first night away in the camper - loved every minute of it.

Cooked a (packet) mushroom risotto and fried up some haloumi cheese served with a tomato salad. Not a bad little camping meal and the fridge works so my wine was cold!

AnnPerkins Mon 02-May-16 17:55:56

Sounds lovely envy I may have to try escaping on my own in the van sometime.

HiccupHaddockHorrendous Mon 02-May-16 18:42:36

I've recently bought one of these.
I've so far only used it at home but I have high hopes for it when I take it camping!!

BiddyPop Thu 05-May-16 11:48:06

If you can find lovely fresh tomatoes, chop them up and mix with chopped raw garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, chopped oregano, salt and pepper. Cook linguine (or spaghetti), strain, save a small amount cooking liquid, throw in tomato mix to hot pasta, add back some cooking liquid if needed to loosen, serve. Delicious!!

Pancakes. I've seen camping hacks suggesting making the batter in Ziploc bags (with dry ingredients measured in advance to just add egg, milk) or to make batter at home and bring to camp in old, clean squeezy ketchup bottles to easily pour into the pan.

blush I quite like the Knorr pastaria parmagiana - with some extra parmesan grated on top. Easy 1 pot meal.

OnyK Thu 05-May-16 19:39:12

Burritos are pretty easy to make using convenience ingredients. My recipe is veggie, but you could add cooked chicken strips etc.

Unescorted Sat 07-May-16 08:20:18

We have a wood burner

So we can do most things - if it is cold stews with dumplings are good. Or Rissotto, curry, burittos. Anything you can do on a stove top.

Blu Sat 07-May-16 15:17:08

We do a lot of BBQing and cooking directly over the fire. Trad bbq food, or if you have a BBQ with lid, like a Go Anywhere or Smokey Joe, wrap cut veg (toms, mushrooms, courgettes, peppers, aubergine) in a foil parcel with butter or olive oil, garlic and herbs, and cook slowly with lid on.

Camping Quesadillas. You can do a lot with those packets of tortillas. Place in frying pan, spread with tomato relish, sprinkle on grated cheese or sliced (the bags from Lidl
Are ideal and cheap), add ham
if you want, put another tortilla on top, fry for a couple of mins, flip and cook on other side, sorted.

You could use the mushrooms from the Lidl anti-pasti jars, olives, chillis, or a tin of minced beef etc.

Also the same principle with Nutella and banana in ready made pancakes.

And if you don't overfill you end up with a pretty clean pan, too. Just wipe with kitchen roll !

TiggyD Sat 07-May-16 21:09:24

I've started cooking pasta by the absorption method. Cook your sauce (or add packet sauce) then add dry pasta. Keep adding water when it looks a bit dry until pasta is cooked. I hear it's what they used to do in Italy when water/fuel was scarce. You don't need to spend your fuel boiling huge pans of water, and it seems really hard to over-cook the pasta as well as only needing one pan.

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