You can’t go through a camping trip without having a meal cooked from a campfire. Nothing beats the delicious smoky flavour of food when cooked over a fire. There are plenty of time-saving and easy to prepare recipes that you can cook if you’re worried about spending too much time in the kitchen. Foil packet dinners are a great example – all you have to do is heat them up over your campfire and it will be ready in minutes!
Here are some must-try foil packet dinners perfect for camping:
Easy Chix and Veggies
What you need:
- 1/2 kg. boneless and skinless chicken breast, cubed
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 4 small potatoes, skin removed, cubed
- 4 cloves garlic, sliced
- 2 onions, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
- 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Mix together the chicken, mushrooms, potatoes, garlic, onions, red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper in a large bowl. Add the lemon juice and olive oil to the bowl and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat chicken and vegetables with the oil and juice.
Divide the mixture into 4 large aluminum foils and fold to create packets. Cook over grill or hot campfire coals until potatoes are tender and chicken is cooked through, about 40 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Mexican-Style Smoked Tilapia
What you need:
- 4 tilapia fillets
- 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 1/4 large onion, chopped
- 1 can diced tomatoes (about 2 cups)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- Salt and pepper
At home, combine olive oil and garlic in a large resealable bag. Season fillets with salt and pepper then place them inside the bag. Shake to coat fish with oil. Refrigerate until ready to use.
At the campsite, place each fillet in a heavy duty square of aluminum foil. Spoon bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, onion, tomatoes and cilantro on top of each fillet then fold the foil to create packets. Cook over a pre-heated grill or on a grill rack over a campfire, flipping once, for 10 minutes or until fish is cooked through. Serve warm.
Here are some delicious must-try foil packet dinners perfect for camping!