Shore Lunch: Campfire cooking.
Aug. 12, 2010 4:27 pm
Updated: Aug. 19, 2010 8:44 pm
I am fortunate enough to have a father who loves cooking as much as I do. His favourite things to make are: buiscuts and breads, steak marinades, homemade deer sausage (I'm going to do a blog about that once Hubs and my Dad bring a deer home) and FISH!
My father also happens to be a fishing guide at one of the best Fishing Camps in the NorthWest Territories. His shore lunches are legendary and he's allowed me in on his secrect fish bake recipie... FINALLY.
I'm actually on holidays this week. My first adult vacation where my salary remains the same even though I am not at work. I've never had a holiday before... not unless you count the numerous weeks I would spend broke between jobs. Anyway, since I had some
vacation time booked I decided to go up to my families Cabin. Our cabin is about 40 miles north of La Ronge Sk. Its beautifully hidden from the outside world and is a great place to relax and forget about any stresses our civilized lives may hold. My hubs
never got the chance to be a wilderness man before he met me and this was one of his first fishing trips. He must have had a horse shoe up his butt because he caught 10 Northern Pike and won most of our cribbage games.
On to the food.... My father cooked us many fish delights all cooked either in a HUGE castiron pan on an open fire or in the wood fireplace we have inside. Here are two recipies that he's allowed me to share.
Beer Battered Fish (also good on mushrooms as an appitizer)
4 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp seasoning salt
1 beer (we used pilsner... but any beer would do and my dad has always wanted to try a stout... so if you do try it let me know how it goes)
2 fish fillets cut into strips
In a ziplock bag add the flour, baking soda, seasoning salt, egg and fish. Heat up your deep fryer or castiron pan with canola/vegitable oil. Add the beer just before frying and coat the fish. Deep fry to a golden brown.
Fish Bake (would be good with any white fish)
2 Fish Fillets
2 large onions
Seasoning Salt (my dad's favourite seasoning)
1 cup of shreaded cheddar.
On a long strip of aluminum foil layer onions, fish (butter between the fish), sour cream, dill (to taste... we used alot and we never measured) seasoning salt, cheese, fish and onions. We put the onions on both of the out sides because my dad said it wont
stick to the aluminum foil. Bake on an open flame for 15 minutes. I believe this recipe could be duplicated in anyhome. Foil is a great no fuss, no mess cooking tool.
I hope you all enjoyed this blog. Pictures to follow.
P.S. Everyone MUST try the Italian Dinner Rolls recipie by Taste of Home. I made them while I wrote this blog and they are DELISH!
My Dad with a Northern Pike
Cooking on an open fire