11 Dec 2015
So you’ve decided to escape the Christmas madness and go camping, what could be more festive than fresh air, adventure and the great outdoors. As much as you want to escape the rush and the stress, you still want to spread a little Christmas cheer and celebrate the occasion –right?
We think a little Christmas recipe never goes astray so have scoured the world wide web, sought advice from within the team and come up with some great camping recipes for you to enjoy on your Christmas adventure this year.
Of course you’ll need to add a little tinsel and some lights to the camper van to really get the vibes!
Cute little reindeer that will have everyone ‘ooo-ing’ and ‘ahh-ing’. Best of all they are so simple and tasty. All you need is cheese (Red Cow is easy), almonds, pretzels, and red lollies or berries for Rudolph’s nose (goji berries work well).
Baby potato rosemary skewers
6 rosemary skewers soaked in cold water 18 small baby chat potatoes
1 tbs olive oil 1 tbs finely chopped rosemary
1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tbs sea salt flakes
Boil potatoes: Boil for 8 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. Drain well. Return to pan. Drizzle with oil and add the rosemary and garlic. Gently toss to combine. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Barbecue potatoes and serve: Preheat barbecue on high. Thread potatoes on rosemary. Sprinkle with sea salt and season with pepper. Cook on barbecue for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden brown and heated through.
1/4 (400g) red cabbage, finely shredded 1 large red capsicum, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced 120g snow pea sprouts, trimmed
Creamy orange poppy seed dressing 1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup orange juice 2cm piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
Make dressing: Whisk sour cream, orange juice, ginger and poppy seeds in a bowl until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Combine cabbage, capsicum, onion and snow pea sprouts in a large bowl. Add dressing. Toss well to combine.
We think this would look great divided up and placed in mason jars – or any jar for that matter. A great look and very easy to transport.
Turkey Picnic Pie
2 sheets flaky puff pastry 2 cups shredded cooked turkey or chicken
250g sour cream 2 tbsp tomato relish, blackjack sauce or other relish
1 tsp ground cumin ½ tsp chilli flakes or cayenne pepper
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley leaves 1 egg, lightly beaten
Cook for 30 minutes.
Recipe extracted from Annabel’s summer annual Annabel Langbein: A Free Range Life (Annabel Langbein Media, $19.95).
So easy and such a hit with kids and adults alike. All you need are punnets of fresh strawberries, whipped cream and ice magic (for the eyes).
Easily prepared before you leave home, this Christmas treat can be served with custard, yoghurt or without the extra toppings for a healthy alternative. You can choose to poach the fruit you like best.
Poached fruit with custard
600 ml water 375 ml sugar
2 T vanilla essence 3 peaches
3 nectarines 1 cup strawberries
Combine liquid bring to boil and simmer, add in seeded fruit and cook for 3-5 minutes cooking larger fruit first. Cool fruit and liquid and combine and store in fridge or esky.
Or for something a little sweeter how about an Eaton Mess made easy with store bought meringue.
6 ready-made meringues
570ml double cream (or use half Greek yogurt for a healthier version)
450g strawberries, washed and hulled
75 ml port, kirsch or Cointreau (optional, for a more grown-up version)
Recipe and image thanks to Good to Know.
Well there you have it – a Christmas meal made to move.