Advice To Make Savory and Delicious Meals While Camping
Camping is supposed to force you to live rustically, but that doesn’t mean the meals have to be bland. There are several ways that you can make your meals in the wilderness tasty. Here are some quick tips to make sure your meals are tasty and flavorful.
To make your meals cohesive it is best to have a plan. Try to think of a variety of meals before your trip to be sure you have all the ingredients you need. Keep in mind where you will be and what you will have with you. Will you have a fire or a stove? Is it going to rain and stop you from cooking on an open fire?
It’s also a good idea to prepare as much as possible in your own home. There are a variety of camping recipes that can be made beforehand and cooked rustically. Pre-prepared kabobs are a delicious and easy meal. Vegetables, such as carrots, potatoes and corn, can be cooked together in tin foil and make a delicious meal. Doing all of the chopping and sous chef prep at home can make it much easier to have a savory meal in the wilderness.
Think outside the box
Usually, you have a stove to work with, but this is not the case when you’re camping. Instead of seeing it as a disadvantage, enjoy this opportunity to learn to cook in a new way. You can cook in a variety of new ways while camping. It can be fun for a family member to cook their food, marshmallow style, over the fire. You can also make great use of tin foil and wrap uncooked food in tinfoil and place them right in the coals. Once you master this new way of cooking, it will come as naturally as the stovetop. Just remember to check your food often and bring oven mitts. Even bringing a simple metal grill can provide numerous meals to cook like hot dogs, burgers, sausages and even grilled veggies.
Remember the spices
Spices are the easiest to forget. When you’re cooking at home, all of your spices are available when you need them, but when you’re camping, you don’t have that luxury. Some like to invest in a small collection of travel spices, but this isn’t necessary.
Bags of ‘rubs’ for meat you plan to cook can be made up in advance and placed in plastic bags. Whatever you do, don’t forget the salt. You can have the most intricate meals in the world, but if you don’t have the spice and salt to go with them, they will most likely be bland. Spices are the most important food to take with you on your trip if you have dedicated yourself to having flavorful meals.
So, while it might be intimidating to cook in an unfamiliar way, it can be a great experience, and you will be impressed with just how good your camping meals are. Good luck, and most importantly, have fun.