Camp fire Cooking
The main image that comes to my head when I think of camp fire cooking, is a bunch of rugged cowboys all perched on logs, eating from the same basin of baked beans. Thankfully, we have evolved from this. Everyday there are new and innovative ways to cook, flavor and create food.
Something I tried this past summer, turned out to be a huge hit. I call it “Camp fire Papillote”. The idea for this dish comes from a classic French method of lightly steaming vegetables and fish wrapped in parchment paper, cooked in an oven. This method is now used mainly in high end restaurants, but why stop there?
Here’s how it works.
Choose your vegetables & seasonings. My favorites are zucchini, onion, lemon and thyme.
Choose your fish (or just go catch one off the dock!)
Put vegetables and flavorings on the bottom of your parchment paper, place fish filet on top. Season with salt and pepper. Wrap parchment paper in 2 layers of tinfoil.
Place package on top of your camp fire, ensure they are lightly glowing embers for 8-10 minutes.
Open up your little gift and enjoy!