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campfire ideas please -- foil packets

magician in the kitchen | | Aug 12, 2008 10:43 AM

Hey -- I'm going camping for a couple of nights and I'm delighted to cook on the fire again. It's been a couple of years since I've done this so I would like to check in on cooking times and ideas... or maybe I'm forgetting something that is *especially delicious* when cooked this way?

I am very SIMPLE when cooking on the campfire. I will double-wrap everything in foil, season with olive oil and salt and pepper, and cook on the coals. I don't use a camping stove or a grate -- everything right on the coals.

Here's what I am thinking:
*for protein -- chicken sausage or sweet or hot Italian sausage from a good deli (probably cooked on sticks or maybe sliced in foil? which would be better?)
*baby red potatoes seasoned with rosemary, S and P (with sour cream YUM)
*plum tomatoes (maybe with some fresh basil after they're done)
*red onions
*corn on the cob (shucked first, dotted with butter and salt and pepper)
*some yummy bread, also grilled and then dipped in the grilled tomatoes which get all sauce-y YUM
*Maybe portabella mushrooms? I have not done this before but spotted a recipe that looks great with these -- marinate a little while, grill in foil, melt some cheese in top, maybe spoon on some of the grilled tomatoes
*For dessert: sliced peaches grilled in the foil packets with cinnamon, butter, sugar

Cooking Times: I think the onions go into the fire first (big ones -- into fire for about 50 mins?), then the baby potatoes (35 mins?), then tomatoes and corn take about the same cooking time (25 minutes?) and finally the bread, sausages, and mushrooms for the last 15 minutes or so.

Is it better to spear the sausages on sticks, or to slice and cook them in a packet??

thanks! Can't wait...

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