Boring camp cuisine is a thing of the past. With the right ingredients, you can transform a standard meal and make it taste gourmet. After a long day outdoors, a delicious homecooked dinner is a welcome sight. You can engage your senses of smell, taste, and touch by eating something fun and getting the nourishment you need to welcome the next day.
Here are some ingredients that are campsite-friendly and help elevate the flavors of your camp cuisine:
If you like your food to have some heat to it, a small bottle of hot sauce does the trick. A staple in military ready-to-eat meals because it makes dried food more palatable, Tabasco Sauce gives foods like scrambled eggs and a bowl of navy beans sensational flavor.
Nut and Seed Butter.
You don’t have to stick to standard peanut butter unless you absolutely love it. You’ll find a variety of delicious nut and seed butters such as almond, cashew, sunflower, and pumpkin to choose from. Use them as a sandwich spread or on a fancy S’more. Packed with protein and shelf-stable, you’ll love how quickly a small amount of ‘butter’ fills you up.
Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic, Smoked Paprika, and Cumin.
Spices take up very little space and are the quintessential flavor-enhancer. If you want to make your camp food look and taste like a professional chef cooked it, you’ll need at minimum, these five spices.
One of the finest oils available, it can be used to cook with and dress vegetables. It can be combined with spices to create a perfect marinade for the fish you catch while camping.
You don’t have to eat burnt marshmallows the whole time you camp. There are plenty of delicious meals you can create easily. With the right ingredients, the food you make goes from basic burgers and hot dogs to Michelin Star-worthy without any real effort.