Tips for Campfire Cooking at Home
No better way to break in the autumn chill but with some homemade campfire meals. We know for some, heading out on a camping trip isn’t always an option, so why not bring the outdoor experience to your home instead!
With the colder season among us, fire bans are lifted which means we can bring out the backyard campfires without any stress and cook some delicious meals over the firepit.
So, what are we waiting for?
STEPS TO TAKE TO HAVING A FIRE IN YOUR BACKYARD
We must take some precautions in consideration to the environmental and societal impacts of fire/smoke. Therefore, before you and the family get started on your campfire feast, make sure you check what the fire restrictions are in your region. There would be nothing worse then prepping for a cook up you can’t do.
Click here to check if you are all good to get started!
FIREPITS OPTIONS FOR YOUR BACKYARD COOK UP
Be considerate of your neighbours. Yes, campfire cooking at home is fun, but a factor to consider is what your neighbours like. Although you enjoy backyard campfires, your neighbours may prefer fresher air. Some tips to keep the fire controlled and keep your neighbours happy are as follows:
- Have a shovel nearby to rearrange position of wood.
- Have a pile of dirty handy to throw onto the flames if it begins to enflame too much.
BEST COOKWARE TO USE
Camp ovens are a must when it comes to campfire cooking. Cast iron camp ovens give you the opportunity to cook almost anything - from roasts to curries to sweet treats, the limit really does not exist.
Camp grills and hot plates are individually sold and can be directly used on flame or coals. Whether you’re cooking up BBQ meat or a hot breakfast, these are super handy to have for each meal of the day.
Our Cooking Grill Combo is great for campfire cooking. The generously-sized cooking areas across the grill and hotplate surface allows you to cook a decent amount of food with less dishes. And I think we can all agree your time is always better when wash-up duties are at a minimum.
PUTTING YOUR FIRE OUT RESPONSIBLY
Fully extinguish your at-home campfire using water. The temperature of the water will diffuse the heat and make the fire slowly weaken.
OUR GO-TO RECIPES FOR AT-HOME CAMPFIRE COOKING
Pulled Pork is a key favourite of ours, especially when you can pair this meal with any side. My favourite is on a fresh bread roll with a side of hot chips, however pulled pork is great on pizza and nachos too! Click here for a delicious recipe on how to cook pulled pork in your camp oven.
A classic damper is always a family favourite. We have a recipe that shows you how to give it that extra kick of flavour and taste too. *HOT TIP – this recipe is great for both savoury and sweet tooths. Click here for a classic damper recipe.