Favorite Food Cooked Over The Fire

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  1. chefboyarg

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    OK all. I am going to admit I love hotdogs, pre cooked sausages reheated til they split, this new wonderful treat I just learned about this summer called banana boats and most recently bacon (gimme a break I dont do a whole lot of camping ;)  ). Next summer I really want to bring some fresh caught  fish to the fire party and see how that goes.
     
  2. chefedb

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    Rib or delmonico steak
     
  3. petalsandcoco

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    Yes, and I would have to add lamb chops and there is just something special about cooking seafood on the grill....if I had it my way, I would grill all year long.

    Petals.

    ps. ribs too

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  4. kyheirloomer

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    Not for nothing, Petals m'love, but I do grill all year. Mebbe it's time y'all got out of the frozen north? /img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif

    It would be hard to pick just one, cuz I do so much live-fire cooking. But if I had to choose it would be either stuffed pork loin, done on the grill, or steak & ham pie, done in a Dutch oven. With the pork I'd likely do corn roasted on the grill, and Serrano-wrapped asparagus, ditto. With the pie I'd opt for buttered peas with mint and a parsnip mash. Sweet potato buns with either.
     
  5. shnooky

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    Nothing beats the classic American hamburger/bbq bacon cheese burger.
     
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    18 - 20 oz thick cut T-Bone with Baked Potato and Corn on the cob.  I soak the corn in husk in a pail of water overnight and then grill in the husk.
     
  7. zoebisch

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    It all depends on if we're camping on our property (close to home, easy to transport food) or away somewhere.  But if I am at home, the sky is the limit.  I love to make skewers of things like chicken thigh, fatty beef, etc (Yakitori, Jerk, etc...all from scratch of course) because they are easy to support over the raked coals in a fire pit, easy to serve and easy to eat when you don't want to bother with utensils.  You can put clams right on the hot rocks and slurp them out of the shells...that's fun camp food.  I typically don't have a "favorite" type of food...It's almost always what I am feeling that day so it could potentially be anything.  This is making me want to pull out the tents :D  
     
  8. duckfat

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    Paella!
     
  9. everydaygourmet

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    Rib eye, lobster tail, corn, asparagus, guilty pleasure homemade Italian sausage, fresh roasted peppers and onions on grilled ciabatta
     
  10. chefhow

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    Pizza over wood, we do it a lot during the summer at home. For the natural gas we love to do whole birds beer can style w/wood chips slow and low.
     
  11. catducam

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    Baked salmon on the grill and chicken thigh (w/skin) on the grill.
     
  12. pussy

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    My friends and I are planning a outside camp next week. I would prefer the place besides a lake or a river where we can catch some fresh fish for our camp treat, and I think it would be very delicious and different from those we eat at home or restaurant.
     
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    Hobo packs.  Meat cut into chunks along with whatever veggies you like.  I prefer potatoes, onions, celery, and carrots wrapped in foil, then left to cook gently along side the coals for a few hours.
     
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    bananas stuffed with chocolate wrapped in tinfoil , in the fire for 10, yum.
     
  15. phatch

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    All of these are really better cooked over coals than the flames.
     
  16. chefhow

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    Ive seen those done in an engine compartment of a car before.  It was actually VERY tasty and the meat was extremely tender.
     
  17. zoebisch

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    Hah! That's a cool idea.
     
  18. duckfat

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    Believe it or not the Model T had a lunch box option that attached to the exhaust manifold for cooking as you were driving!

    Dave
     
  19. zoebisch

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    I believed you but still had the thought you might be pulling my leg so I browsed a bit and came up with this clever internet exchange of ideas:

    "[font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica]I received a manifold cooker for Christmas. I was really excited to be able to cook while driving. I tried to cook some eggs in it today and it would not get hot enough to cook anything. The Temp here was in the lower 30's and I drove about 20 miles but the eggs stayed runny. I had the cooker pressed down all the way on to the exhaust manifold but that cooker just never really got hot. I hope it will work better in warmer weather.

    Any one got any ideas for me?

    Steven"
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    [font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica]"Steven, I think you nailed it with the outside temps these days. Should work better when it warms up to summer. By the way, the Boy Scouts have a Dutch oven cookbook with recipes that I have always thought would also work in a manifold cooker.[/font]"

    That would be kind of cool, drive to your picnic site and pull out a hot meal cooked from the manifold :D

    -But I digress....
     
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  20. zojison

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    There is a specific type of sausage that goes great cooked in the fire, not on the grill / coals.

    It's called "cabanos", It's a kind of dry and smoked sausage, made out of pork / beef. All the grease melts over the fire, and the result is just delicious.