Camping Recipes

Recipes to whet your appetite for local food, created with good wholesome ingredients and a little imagination. Enjoy!

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Baked boozy rhubarb

Baked Boozy Rhubarb with strawberries and mint

There’s no reason why you can’t use your barbecue to make pudding too. Cooking fruit over coals or the grill works really well, as the heat caramelises the natural sugars with lip-smacking results.

Baked boozy rhubarb

Barbecued Summer Veg

Barbecued Summer Vegetables with Crumbly Cheese

Vegetables griddled on the hot plate or barbecue grill release their natural sugars which caramelise beautifully over the heat. This warm super-salad is filling enough as a main meal, served some fresh bread to mop up the juices.

Barbecued Summer Veg

Beef fajitas

Beef Fajitas

Wraps are a real winner in a camping cook kit. It can turn simple ingredients into a fun meal. But if you're looking for some excitement, then fajitas are great.

Beef fajitas

Church Farm Lamb Chops

Church Farm Lamb Chops and Bulgur Wheat Salad

The Poll Dorset sheep favoured by Kath Best provides very tender and very tasty meat.

Church Farm Lamb Chops

Cooking on a campsite

Cooking on a campsite

Cooking on a campsite is surely the best form of meal-making? All the usual kitchen rules don’t apply – schedules, timings and whizzing gizmos are left behind at home.

Cooking on a campsite

Courgette Chilli and Cream

Courgette chilli and cream

One of my favourite summer vegetables is the courgette. Come July they’ll be beginning to grow at an alarming rate. They’ll be good value at the markets, although you are just as likely to find them at gate sales

Courgette Chilli and Cream

Flip Flop Fish

Flip Flop Pop Fish and Campers' Coleslaw

This is a very child friendly fish recipe. In fact it was my 5 year old that suggested the rice krispie coating.

Flip Flop Fish

Lamb kofta Pittas

Lamb Kofta Pittas

We can all buy cheap processed burgers. But with these Lamb Kofta Burgers you know exactly what is in them, and they taste amazing. They are so quick and simple to make – all in one bowl.

Lamb kofta Pittas

Lamb Lollipops with Lemon Cous Cous

Lamb Lollipops, Lemon Cous Cous and Griddled Veg

This one is called Lamb Lollipops because you can use trimmed lamb cutlets and hold the bone ‘lollipop style’ to eat the lamb.

Lamb Lollipops with Lemon Cous Cous

Mackerel with horseradish potatoes

Smoked Mackerel with Horseradish Potatoes

A smoked mackerel lunch is super easy, tasty and is suitably impressive looking to the neighbours on the next pitch.

Mackerel with horseradish potatoes

Mushroom Burgers

Mushroom Burgers

We mainly associate the barbecue with a total meat feast but, of course, with a bit of imagination that doesn’t have to be the case.

Mushroom Burgers

Pan fried sea bass

Pan Fried Sea Bass With Greens

Sea Bass is a sweet, white textured fish, caught in British waters mainly over the summer and into early autumn. Check it's hand-line caught.

Pan fried sea bass

Pork Belly Bites

Pork Belly Bites and Italian Bread Salad

This is a quick and easy recipe using pan fried pork belly.

Pork Belly Bites

Sea Bass crispy

Sea Bass crispy with ginger chilli and soy

Sea Bass is very popular cooked with punchy zest Asian flavours, just like the recipe I’ve written here.

Sea Bass crispy

Simple Tomato Soup

Simple Tomato Soup

Taking pleasure in the simple stuff, whether it’s putting your hands in the earth or cosying up in a tent with your family, really can be very good for the soul, just like Helen Bailey's Simple Tomato Soup

Simple Tomato Soup

Summer Berry Pancakes

Summer Berry Pancakes and Toffee Apple Pancakes

For my children, a meal isn’t complete without a pudding and that includes when we are camping. There are two versions here, one for a sweet tooth and one for a whole gobfull of sweet teeth....

Summer Berry Pancakes

Sunshine hash

Sunshine Hash

The restorative comfort of a huge plate of hash seemed to perfectly transfer to a morning on the campsite. You can make them your own, with whatever you have left over from last night’s meal, or what you can get your hands on in the site shop.

Sunshine hash

Torbay Sole

Torbay Sole in a lemon and wine suce with wilted spinach

The Torbay Sole is cooked it in a simple wine and lemon sauce. You could equally well use Plaice or Brill.

Torbay Sole

Vegetable and sausage stew

Spring Meadow Farm Vegetable and Sausage Stew

A one-pot meal is the champion of camp cooking. With a knife, chopping board, a pot and a heat source, you can make a whole series of fabulous feasts.

Vegetable and sausage stew

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