If you are going camping for Christmas or New Year’s you might need some cooking inspiration for the trip. Camping doesn’t have to mean eating baked beans and cheese toasties by the fire try these quick, easy and camping friendly recipes!
1. Camping Fondue
Fondue may be attributed to fancy dinners and restaurants, but you can do it camping too!
One 220g block of chocolate (or bag of choc chips)
A dash of longlife milk (add to desired consistency)
Fruit or marshmallows (for dipping)
Heat saucepan over fire and add chocolate.
When the chocolate has melted, add milk and mix until combined.
Use skewers, forks or sticks to dip fruit or marshmallows in the chocolate.
2. Jam Damper
This is a tasty variation of the very popular camping snack that kids, teenagers and adults will all love.
2 cups self-raising flour
2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp butter
2 cups milk pinch of salt
Rub butter into flour until it is evenly dispersed.
Mix all ingredients together until a dough is formed.
Divide dough into four pieces and find a stick that is at least 1 cm thick.
Hold dough over fire until cooked.
Take damper off the sticks and use a knife to put jam in the hole left by the stick.
3. Christmas Kebabs
Kebabs are traditionally cooked on skewers, making them the perfect camping meal.
You will need:
a metal grate
If you are using wooden skewers wet them to keep them from burning.
Cut beef (or your chosen meat) into cubes.
Cut vegetables into similar sizes and push onto skewers with the meat in between.
Place the kebabs onto a metal grate over the fire and cook for 15-20 minutes. Turn skewers so that each side is cooked.
4. Snags and Roast Vegetables
What’s an Aussie camping trip without some snags! Whether you are camping with a small or large group, sausages are a popular and easy meal.
Bread or hot dog buns
Tomato or BBQ sauce
Prick sausages with fork or skewer and lay on metal grate over the fire. Alternately, you can put sausages on a stick and cook them over the fire without a grate.
Turn sausages every couple of minutes to make sure all sides are cooked consistently.
Eat off the stick or serve up on a hot dog bun with tomato or BBQ sauce.
Cut pumpkin into potato sized pieces and wash potatoes thoroughly.
Wrap pumpkin and potatoes separately in foil and place in the embers of your fire.
Leave your vegetables to bake for up to 45 minutes or until you can poke through them easily with a fork or knife.
If you are camping by the ocean this meal is both convenient and refreshing.
4 small/2 large avocados
Salt and Pepper
12 king prawns
Grill buns over your campfire until crispy on the surface.
Remove skin of avocados and slice. Coat sliced avocados with lemon.
Push prawns onto skewers and place on grill over your campfire. Grill each side for approximately 3 minutes.
Place peeled avocado on toasted buns and place two peeled prawns on each bun.
Garnish with lettuce and sprinkle salt and pepper lightly on the top.
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For more camping recipes, prized by families as well as favourite campsites and must see and dos across Australia, check out our CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE Community Cook Book.