The weekend is fast approaching and your plans to camp and play in the mountains, valleys, forests, and deserts are set… but what’s cookin’ for dinner? It can seem impossible to dream up a shopping list for your weekend meals when the excitement of getting out and finding the perfect camp site is nearly unbearable. It’s not all that difficult however, and it can be quite simple to prepare a campfire gourmet meal to replenish your day’s spent energy and fuel you up for what the next day holds in store.
There are a few main classifications of cooking in the great outdoors; there’s the full blown bbq in the park, campfire gourmet while car camping, and backcountry deluxe where just about any meal tastes exponentially better.
While recently riding mountain bikes and camping in Moab with some friends, we were able to whip up a top-shelf meal, which was appropriately coined “Citrus Salmon a la Moab.” Sounds like something you’d order off the menu at your local fancy digs? Not this dish. This dish was prepared in a campsite and cooked over an open flame.
When it comes to campfire gourmet, preparing a meal is as simple as transporting the required ingredients and cooking tools to your campsite and busting them out come dinner time. Here are a few pointers on how to make your very own top-shelf campfire meal.
Bring the appropriate tools: A cutting board, kitchen knife, utensils, full size spatula, paper towels, and plates or bowls for prep and meal time are a good start.