Be warned …….. I’m looking for some help ladies………………………..
To-day I’ve got a couple of tips for cooking while camping and I’ve also included a recipe for good measure.
The theme is absolutely nothing to do with the fact we’re heading on a camping trip in just over a weeks time and that’s what’s on my mind…………………………. well ok then that’s not entirely true 🙂
The best way to have an enjoyable holiday is to plan all the meals before you go. Most people keep a meal planner anyway so this isn’t anything new. You’re going to have more time to enjoy your holiday if you meals are all planned in advance.
As well as doing this I also take tiny zip-lock bags with many ingredients already measured out and labelled.
Eg. For a Curry recipe I will have the spices all in a bag with the flour. These are all added at the same time in the recipe so it saves you carrying loads of jars of spices with you. I also weigh out portions of rice and pasta for those dishes, to save me taking big boxes and packets with me.
This recipe is ideal for camping as you only use one saucepan:
Chicken & Basmati Rice
2-3 Chicken fillets chopped finely
100mls olive oil,
1 carrot chopped finely
1 tin tomatoes
1 onion chopped
2 chicken stock cubes
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon hot chilli powder
Heat the olive oil in saucepan, add the onion and spices, salt and chicken stock cube. (Have spices pre-measured salt and combined with 2 stock cubes in a zip-lock bag). Add the chicken and cook, gradually add the tomatoes and the chopped carrots. Allow carrots and chicken to cook then add the rice and some water. When the rice is cooked the dish is ready. This is lovely served with some crusty loaf.
(We like to add more spices to make it hotter but that’s to your own taste).
Time is running out and I haven’t all nights accounted for in my meal planner yet!! – (We will have two gas rings and a grill).
I’d love you to share any camping tips or recipes you have……