Campfire meals.

Posted in Recipes on June 11th, 2015


These aren’t so much specific recipes, as just emphasising the beauty of using one pan for your cooking and ideas for sitting around the campfire.

• Make chillies and tomato based dishes that can simmer away over a flame while you chop wood, then eat with simple pulses. Rice, quinoa, bulgar wheat, cous cous, etc. Make these vegetable based so you don’t have to worry about meaty contamination and they keep overnight. Bulk out with chickpeas, kidney beans, butter beans, whatever tinned things you like.
• Save the tomato base sauce and reuse in the morning throwing it in a single pan with eggs, mushrooms, halloumi, chopped tomatoes and anything else you have in the cool box. All dig in together. One pan breakfasts are the best.
• Obviously S’mores are a campfire essential. Gooey marshmallows with melted chocolate and biscuits. I’ve not managed to get any photographs of s’mores as they either get eaten too quickly or explode everywhere. Camping wouldn’t be camping without toasted marshmallows though.
• Baked bananas. Bananas split down the middle and stuffed with marshmallows and chocolate, wrapped tightly in tin foil. Sit on the fire until squidgy and melted into a gooey, perfect mess.
• Baked apples. Apples with cinnamon, maple syrup wrapped in foil. Make small incisions down the side of the apple and sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle maple syrup. These need to be on for longer than the bananas but they’re worth the wait.