We love a good local burger or sausage, but how about upgrading your campfire cooking game with some new ideas of how to get those coals to take you to new heights of gastronomic genius!
I came across North Wild Kitchen on Instagram and it’s worth following them alone for the breathtaking and atmospheric Scandanavian photography – the whole site is delcious, let alone the recipes! As a busy family, I’m a big fan of one-pot dishes, especially when camping. Their Fire-Style Fårikål (lamb & cabbage) is a national dish of Norway and no wonder! I’ve tried this and it’s everything you want from a simple campfire dish. Their Outdoor Skillet-Bread with Lamb and Pea Pesto (Bålbrød med lam og erterpesto) is another easy winner which can be adapted to any topping of your choice or availability.
On the subject of one-pot meals, we had the most lovely family from both New Zealand and South Africa come to stay with us at Higher Pendeen and introduced me to the Potjie. With the fear of offending my family, I can honestly say it was the tastiest stew I’ve ever had, topped off with a good Red and even better company.
We used the Outbacker Firebox Stove (which we have available to hire out) to slow cook, which is a natural accompaniment to relaxing and sharing stories under canvas or the stars. Their recipe was one that had been handed down through generations and included fresh vegetables and herbs from our campsite. Try this recipe from Briefly as an easy starter and adapt to taste.
Campfire cooking can involve the whole family and these recipes from Active Kids are both easy and fun. The Strawberry S’mores are a genius twist on the traditional, we often have our own strawberries on site too! Get out with the Kids also offer a range of inspired, family-friendly recipes, along with equipment recommendations to get you started!
For Vegan Camping meal ideas, try Elizabeths Kitchen Middle Eastern Spiced Chickpeas as a starting point. Her Chocolate Orange Campfire Cakes can be adapted for both vegan and gluten-free requirements and so easy to prepare before you leave home.
The Adventure Bite is based in the USA, but many of their recipes are easy starters if new to campfire cooking. Having spent a lot of time with our ranching friends over there, the farmers’ breakfast is one not to miss to set you up for the day. We like to add peppers, cheese and a little hot sauce but it can be adapted to any taste.
Finally, we have to mention all the delicious local seafood that we have on offer. The Marine Stewardship Council has created a detailed review of sustainable shellfish and ideas for the fire or BBQ. Sainsbury’s have a mouthwatering recipe for fish with lemon and fennel (try our wild fennel!)
What’s more, we can arrange delivery of the best fresh local meat, fish and shellfish for you, in addition to helping you source any fruit, vegetables or herbs which your dishes may require. We look forward to seeing your culinary creations! See you soon.