Great Food for the Great Outdoors06 April 2012
Living well in the great outdoors has always been about having fun, not having piles and piles of washing up. If it takes you longer to wash up than eat, you’ve gone wrong somewhere. Here's some ideas for recipes for campervan life:
Soft Boiled Eggs and Smoked Salmon Bagels
Prep Time: 15 minutes
- 4 large eggs
- 2 bagels, granary if available
- Butter, for spreading
- 200g packet smoked salmon slices
- 2 tablesp. crème fraîche
- A little salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
- 1 teasp. fresh chives, chopped
- Place the eggs in a small pan of water and boil for 5 minutes, then drain and plunge into a bowl of iced water. Set aside for 10 minutes as this will make them much easier to peel.
- Preheat the grill to high. Cut the bagels in half and arrange on a grill rack. Cook for 1-2 minutes until toasted. Spread with a little butter.
- Place the toasted bagel halves on warmed plates and ruffle the smoked salmon slices on top. Add half a tablespoon of crème fraîche.
- Shell the eggs and cut each one in half, then arrange on top of the smoked salmon and crème fraîche. Season lightly and sprinkle with the chives to serve.
Chicken and Peas with Egg Noodles
Prep Time: 20 minutes
- 8 ounce package wide egg noodles
- 1 10-ounce package frozen baby peas
- 1 14½ ounce can Italian-Style stewed tomatoes
- 6 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 1 small onion, cut into wedges
- ¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- ¼ cup whipping cream
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
- Cook pasta according to package directions, adding peas to water with the pasta.
- Drain pasta and peas, return to saucepan.
- Meanwhile, place undrained tomatoes in a food processor bowl or blender container. Cover and process until pureed. Set tomatoes aside
- Rinse chicken, cut into bite-size pieces.
- In a large skillet cook chicken, onion, and pepper in hot oil over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
- Reduce heat, stir and blended tomatoes and chicken broth. Simmer about 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
- Stir in cream; simmer for 2 to 3 minutes more until sauce is desired consistency.
- Pour sauce over pasta mixture and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.