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3rd & 7 37yd
3rd & 7 37yd
MPR NewsIt only takes a little planning to take your outdoor eating to the next level. We asked our friends at The Splendid Table to share some easy but creative recipes.
Camp Traditions soup. Local, Shakopee Minnesota. Boil some water and enjoy some Wild Rice Soup. — Tom
Our group loves cast iron, and we bring a BAP — "Big Ass Pan" which is a #20 cast iron, it's huge! We're able to cook a whole meal in it as the heat varies based on the fire. Our favorite for breakfast is veggie hash with eggs. We throw in sweet potatoes, onions, fennel, mushrooms, asparagus, fresh herbs and anything else in season. We usually prepare ahead of time with different spices and olive oil, then vacuum pack it for the cooler. All we have to do is dump and cook, everyone's favorite! — Bonnie
Cast Iron Campfire Shrimp ScampiIngredients:
1 lb of fresh shrimp
2 cloves of garlic
1/3 of a stick of butter (could use olive oil)
Healthy pinch of kosher salt
Dash of pepperInstructionsStep 1. Make a good campfire
Step 2. Allow campfire to burn to create good bed of coals
Step 3. Rinse/clean shrimp and place in cast iron skilletStep 4. Mince 2-3 cloves of garlicStep 5. Add garlic and butter to shrimp
Step 6. Season with salt and pepper, maybe a little lemon or other flavors
Step 7. Arrange logs around edge of fire and create a hot spot of good hot coals
Step 8. Place grill grate on top of edge logs roughly 6 inches above coals
Step 9. Set cast iron skillet on grill, shrimp don't take long to cook so depending on heat intensity, it may only take a couple of minutes to cook on one side, you want the shrimp to get a little charred if possible.
Step 10. Flip shrimp with long tongs (careful, it's hot) and repeat cooking process
Step 11. Serve and enjoy.
Submitted by Erik OsbergThanks for the awesome recipe, Erik. And just watch those shrimp sizzle!
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