Camp Grill Cooking -
Become an Instant Chef!
Can you smell it?
Are you getting hungry yet?
Cooking with a camp grill over an open fire makes anyone turn into an amazing chef.
The smells, the tastes, the finger licking and the requests for seconds are so rewarding!
Anyone can master outdoor cooking with the right tools so make sure you
bring a basic stainless steel camp grill with you.
They weight practically nothing and don't take up any space.
This is what you need to cook over an open fire and they are readily available at almost all outdoor stores.
Most campsites have campfire rings and they usually have a narrow metal grate over them.
They may not be very clean and they won't hold a lot of food. Use them to heat pots and kettles but I wouldn't put your food directly on them. That's why you bring your own grill.
Once your fire is built up and the largest flames have simmered down you can place your meal right on the grill.
Watch for hot spots where the flames may burn higher or hotter and stay by the grill.
This is not the time for walk away cooking!
Follow this advice for campfire cooking:
always make sure your grill is clean before using.
marinate your meat or tofu (I'm a vegetarian-the rest of my family are meatatarians) ahead of time in ziplock bags and freeze. It should thaw slowly in your cooler. Then you can place it directly on the grill.
grilling veggies is super easy! Place your choice of vegetables in foil with some seasoning (salt and pepper works great) and maybe some olive oil or butter, close up the foil and pinch the ends tight. Place directly on the camp grill and turn often.
grilling potatoes is easy too. You can grill them whole the same way as your other veggies but I recommend slicing them and prepping them with seasoning and some butter for faster cooking.
With some foil wrapped potatoes, vegetables and grilled meat or tofu you've got a fantastic, flame broiled dinner.
There won't be any pots or pans to wash, clean up is a breeze and you're off to enjoy the rest of your evening with your family before it's time to make
You need a camp grill to cook over an open fire but if there is a fire ban while you're camping or you prefer to use camping cook stoves then bring along a good 2 burner camp stove.
This should have sides that are collapsible for wind protection and have seperate heat control on both burners.
We have personally used the Coleman brands and loved them but there are lots out there to choose from.
We bring along portable stove "legs" in case there is no where else to put the camp stove.
One other addition we have to our outdoor cooking equipment is a hibatchi.
When we've camped during fire bans, we place it right on top of the fire pit grate and we still get a bit of camp grill cooking flavour in addition to our camp stove cooking.
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