We've come up with some quick and easy camping recipes for your Christmas road trip adventure. Whether you're gathered around the campfire or igniting the Summer BBQ, we've got some culinary delights to elevate your experience.
Chocolate Fondue Treat
Who says you need a fancy restaurant for a taste of fondue? Fondue becomes an irresistible treat that'll have everyone in high spirits.
- 1 block of chocolate (220g) or a bag of chocolate chips
- A splash of long-life milk (adjust to your desired consistency)
- Fresh fruit or fluffy marshmallows (for delightful dipping)
- Warm your trusty saucepan over the campfire.
- Add the chocolate and let it melt into gooey perfection.
- As it becomes a luscious pool, pour in just enough milk for your preferred dipping consistency. Stir until they meld beautifully.
- Create delicious memories by dipping tantalising pieces of fresh fruit or heavenly marshmallows into the velvety chocolate.
Infuse festive flavours into your Christmas feast with this colourful addition. It's a delightful mix of red and green vegetables that'll have your taste buds singing with joy.
- 1/4 of a 400g red cabbage, finely shredded
- 1 large red capsicum, thinly sliced
- 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 120g of trimmed snow pea sprouts
For the creamy orange poppy seed dressing:
- 1/2 cup of light sour cream
- 1/2 cup of orange juice
- A 2cm piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
- 2 tsp of poppy seeds
- Start by preparing the dressing. Whisk together the light sour cream, orange juice, freshly grated ginger, and poppy seeds until they blend perfectly. Season it with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper.
- Combine the finely shredded red cabbage, thinly sliced red capsicum, halved and thinly sliced red onion, and the trimmed snow pea sprouts in a large bowl.
- Pour the delectable dressing over the vibrant vegetable medley. Give it a good toss to ensure everything is coated evenly.
Christmas Tomato Prawn Skewers
Indulge in an irresistible blend of succulent prawns, holiday-inspired marinade, and smoky grill flavours.
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced
- 1/2-inch ginger, finely minced
- 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp shaoxing rice wine or white wine
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 24 cleaned prawns
- 24 cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 12 soaked bamboo skewers
- Mix garlic, ginger, lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine, and brown sugar in a bag, and let flavours meld as you hit the road.
- Clean prawns and tomatoes, then add to the marinade.
- Chill in your mobile cooler for 30 mins to an hour.
- Thread 2 prawns and 2 tomatoes, alternating them onto each skewer.
- Preheat the portable grill and rub with coconut oil.
- Grill until prawns turn snowy white, flipping just once.
Delicious Campfire Potatoes with Onion, Rosemary, and Parmesan
Mouthwatering campfire potatoes that are easy to prepare and perfect for cooking in the wild.
- 2 pounds of potatoes (approximately 900 grams)
- 1.5 teaspoons of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 onion
- 2 fresh sprigs of rosemary
- 4 tablespoons of butter (about 60 grams)
- Begin by thoroughly washing the potatoes under running water and cutting them into bite-sized chunks. Transfer these potato chunks to a spacious bowl.
- Add the potatoes to the bowl with the seasoning ingredients – salt, black pepper, and paprika. Toss them gently to ensure all the potatoes are evenly coated.
- Peel the onion and cut it in half. Proceed to slice each half into thin slices, then separate the slices and add them to the bowl with the seasoned potatoes. Also, add the rosemary leaves (discard the stems). Mix everything.
- Divide the seasoned potatoes evenly between 4 sheets of aluminium foil. On top of each portion, place a tablespoon of butter and then wrap them securely in the foil.
- Now comes the fun part – cooking! You can cook these foil packets in the ashes, on a grill, or in the oven for approximately 30-40 minutes or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
- Once the potatoes are ready, carefully open the foil packets and generously sprinkle them with parmesan cheese.
- Serve these delectable campfire potatoes warm and enjoy the flavourful goodness!
Soothing Mulled Wine
Embrace the Winter spirit with a camping mug filled with mulled red wine – your perfect companion to ward off the chill.
- 750 ml bottle of red wine
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
- 3 whole cinnamon sticks
- 2-inch piece of sliced ginger
- 1 tablespoon of whole cloves
- 2 oranges, halved
- Combine the red wine, maple syrup, and aromatic spices in a pot. Squeeze the juice from the oranges into the mixture and add the orange peels.
- Gently simmer over medium-low heat for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld and the warmth to infuse.
- Divide this comforting concoction between glasses and savour the cozy delight!
Voila! You've added a sprinkle of magic to your Christmas camping adventure.