Campfire Cooking – Spice Up Some Plain Foods

06/05/2022 | by Lumberjack

It’s super tempting to get a bit lazy when you’re out camping & not eat properly. As much fun as it is to try & survive on packets of chips & snacks, they just don’t quite cut it. So we’re suggesting to try & bring your cooking to the next level by experimenting with spices on foods which are usually kind of boring.
Before you head off on your next camping trip, check if your local area allows open campfires. If so, then cooking can become a real fun treat to try out something new & some good old campfire cooking. It’s not every day you get the chance to cook out on an open flame.
If the area you are heading too allows it, bring along a grill to set over your fire & a pan to cook with. (Probably not your good pan just in case)

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Spice Mixes

To help make veggies more tempting we’ve got a couple of suggestions for spice mixes to try out. The easiest way to mix spices into your veggies is to first cut your veg, then put them into a container or freezer bag with a little bit of oil & give them a shake around.
Stop by your local supermarket to pick up some simple things to give these a try:

  • Rosemary, Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper
  • Chilli Flakes or Paprika & raw sugar
  • Tumeric
  • Moroccan Seasoning
  • Italian pre-mixed Seasoning
  • Curry Powder


Combining Spices & Oils

Along with trying new spice mixes, you can also mix in new types of cooking oil to experiment with flavour combinations. If you want a real spice kick you can use paprika as well as chilli oil or for something a little more subtle you could try garlic infused oil with an Italian herb mix.

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Don’t be hesitant to try out new types of oils to cook your vegies in too, there’s a surprising variety of options to choose from when you really start looking. If you want a heavy flavour you could go for the deeper natural flavours such as sesame or coconut oils & when you want to branch out, you can investigate infused oils.
Some less common oils to try out are:

  • Sesame Oil
  • Chilli Oil
  • Truffle Oil
  • Lemon Infused Oil


Give it a Go

Preparing some veggies in a spice mix is an easy to do meal prep idea before you even head off camping, just mix it up & keep them in a camping fridge until you are ready to cook with them. Depending where you go, you could pair them with some fresh caught fish or something from a small local butcher so give campfire cooking a go.