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3 Easy and Delicious Campfire Meals

Food over a campfire

When you’re going camping, it’s easy to go for those no-fuss, but also not very exciting regular campfire meals. If you’re someone who goes camping a lot, maybe it’s time to step up your food game with much tastier, but still simple recipes. These recipes may need a few more ingredients and a little bit of prep, but they yield a much better meal that your family and friends will appreciate. Say goodbye to hotdogs and canned beans with these simple campfire recipes:

Breakfast

Shakshouka 

Shakshouka served in a frying pan

This Middle Eastern meal makes for a hearty breakfast that can serve multiple people and be made in one pan. Whether you choose a stainless steel skillet or a cast iron pan, this recipe will be a great start to a day that requires a lot of energy. Follow this simple recipe from The Mediterranean Dish:

Ingredients:

(serves 6) 

Olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 green bell peppers, chopped 

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 tsp dried coriander

1 tsp paprika

½ tsp ground cumin

Salt and pepper to taste 

6 tomatoes, chopped

½ cup tomato sauce

1 tsp sugar

6 eggs

¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

½ cup fresh mint, chopped

Method:

Heat 3 tbsp of oil in the pan and add the prepped onion, peppers, garlic and spices. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and keep stirring for 10 minutes. 

Add the tomatoes, sauce and sugar and let the mixture come to a simmer; taste and adjust seasoning. 

Make wells in the reduced sauce where you will add the eggs. Crack the eggs gently into those wells. 

Cover the pan with a lid or foil and cook until the egg whites have set. Uncover and add the parsley and mint.

Serve with any bread of your preference – delicious, hearty and easy!

Lunch or Dinner

Shrimp Scampi Packets

Campfire Sauteed Shrimp with Herbs and Garlic

Who doesn’t love delicious, buttery shrimp scampi? And to have it outdoors, where you didn’t think you could get a gourmet-style meal makes it even better. You can prep these pouches ahead of time, and just cook them when you’re ready to eat, or make them once you’re at the campsite; either way, they’re too good not to try! This recipe comes from Damn Delicious.

Ingredients:

(Serves 4)

1 ½ pound of peeled and deveined shrimp

½ cup melted unsalted butter

2 tbsp dry white wine

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped 

1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped

1 lemon, zest and juice

½ tsp red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Method:

Get your fire started with your portable grill on top. 

If you haven’t pre-made the pouches, then grab a large bowl and mix in the shrimp with all the remaining ingredients except the parsley leaves. 

Cut a foil paper into 4, 12 inch long sheets and divide the mixture among them. Add the mixture to the center of the foil and fold up the foil at the top to seal the pouch completely. 

Cook the packets on the grill for about 10-12 minutes, till the shrimp is cooked through. Open the pouches and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately with a crusty bread of your choosing.   

Dessert

Berry Pound Cake Skillet 

Campfire Berry Pound Cake Skillet

Move over s’mores, you’ve got some competition! This super easy dessert will be the perfect end to any meal. It is quick, has minimal ingredients and only takes about 10 minutes to cook! This recipe comes from Taste and Tell Blog.

Ingredients:

(Serves 4-6)

2 cups of mixed fresh berries 

2 tbsp sugar 

¼ cup butter

¾ lb store-bought pound cake, cut in cubes

2 Rolo candy packets 

Method:

In a bowl, mix the berries and sugar and let them rest for 10-15 minutes until the berries start releasing juice. 

Place your iron skillet over the fire on a grill and add the butter until it melts. Add the pound cake and toast on all sides. Then, remove the pan from the heat. 

Sprinkle the berries on top followed by the chocolate. Cover the skillet with foil and allow the heat to circulate for 5 minutes. Open the foil and serve warm!

We hope you try one of these super delicious recipes on your next camping trip!

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