3 Camping Recipes for Your Next Outdoor Adventure
At Shop709, we believe everything’s better outdoors. You don’t have to be kayaking the river rapids or hiking the Pacific Crest Trail to enjoy being out in nature. Even the simple things like sleeping and eating can be more enjoyable when you’re in open space, taking in the sounds and sights of the great outdoors. Before you pack your bags for your next camping trip, consider stopping by the store to grab some of these ingredients for our favorite dishes to enjoy outside.
Sausage and Veggie Skillet
This one’s one of our top recipes to cook over a campfire for a few reasons: it’s quick and easy to prepare, it’s extremely versatile and it doesn’t require a whole lot of cookware. For vegans and vegetarians, swap out the sausage for cubed tofu. Don’t like onions? Leave them out. Consider this list of ingredients a very loose guideline, swapping out for your favorite veggies wherever your heart desires.
- Pre-cooked sausage
- White onions
- Red bell pepper
- Ground cumin to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Red pepper to taste
- Prep your sausage and veggies before your trip by slicing them into 1-inch or ½-inch pieces.
- Toss the sausage and veggies into a large, hot skillet. Season to taste.
For extra flavor, you can also choose to leave the veggies whole and grill them on skewers instead. This may take a little longer but gives a much more intense flavor.
Talk about easy peasy. Pretty much anything on a grill is, but shrimp is so flavorful that you rarely have to add seasoning. While we do have a few extra ingredients here for adding a little extra zing, this recipe meets the standards of all of our camping recipes: totally versatile and easy to prepare, so switch it up in whatever way works for you (and don’t forget your skewers!).
- Pre-cooked shrimp
- 2 limes
- Dried cilantro to taste
- Salt to taste
- Skewer 4 to 5 shrimp with enough room on either end to hold the skewer.
- Salt the shrimp and allow the skewers to sit for 10 minutes.
- Place the grill close to the fire. Once the fire is full and hot, place the shrimp on the grill.
- Squeeze the juice of one lime over the shrimp, then sprinkle the dried cilantro over the shrimp.
- Turn the shrimp over and repeat the process. Continue to cook until the shrimp is translucent and there are some blackened areas on the shrimp.
When you’re in need of a sweet treat, don’t feel like you have to turn to the store-bought candy. You can have gourmet desserts even in the great outdoors. As always, include what you love about this recipe and skip what you don’t like. Peaches are drool-worthy in any capacity, so even without the extra ingredients, you’re bound to get a delicious turnout!
- Peaches, halved and pitted
- Crumbled blue cheese
- Balsamic reduction
- Place the peaches on a hot grill, halved-side down.
- When the peaches are warmed all the way through and have some blackened areas, remove them from the heat.
- Fill the center of each peach half with blue cheese and drizzle with balsamic reduction.
Credits: Photo by Dan Edwards and Markus Spiske on Unsplash
- Outdoors Staff