Going camping doesn't mean having to subsist on less than fabulous fare. Au contraire, my friend. With these gourmet recipes you'll be able to prepare some of the best camping food around. Feast on fancy coq au vin, decadent bread pudding and cowboy classics while enjoying the great outdoors. Watch out! These gourmet dishes may just cause some campfire envy. Here's what to make:
6-Ingredient Bread Pudding
You could easily make this yummy bread pudding in a Dutch oven placed over a campfire. For a fancy touch, garnish with fresh berries you foraged in the woods.
Hungry for a cowboy-worthy breakfast? Fire up the skillet to make these delicious eggs cooked in a spicy Mexican sauce. Serve with warm tortillas, toast or cornbread (recipe featured below).
Coq au Vin
This French classic is one of the best camping foods out there because it can slowly simmer away while you busy yourself with other tasks (such as pitching a tent). A good trick is to marinade the chicken at home and toss it into a cooler before heading outdoors.
Lamb Chops with Grilled Tomatoes
Succulent lamb chops, juicy grilled tomatoes and sautéed spinach make for a pretty fabulous and stress-free dinner in the great outdoors.
Cornbread with Red and Green Chilies
A camp out just isn't the same without comfort food like cornbread (pictured up top). Red and green chilies add a gourmet touch while spicing things up just a bit. Bake it in a covered cast iron pan set over the campfire.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.