Recipes to whet your appetite for local food, created with good wholesome ingredients and a little imagination. Enjoy!
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Sea Bass is very popular cooked with punchy zest Asian flavours, just like the recipe I’ve written here.
Sea Bass crispy
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
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
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.
The Torbay Sole is cooked it in a simple wine and lemon sauce. You could equally well use Plaice or Brill.
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