Friday, July 10, 2015

Camping Foil Packets

One of the hardest parts about camping is often organizing the food.  Since you won't have a fridge or appliances, its all about getting resourceful and figuring out the best meals to make over a campfire or charcoal grill.  Sure, you can go the traditional hot dog and hamburger route, but that can get a little boring.  When we go camping, we love making tin foil packets filled with unique and delicious meals!  They are essentailly a whole meal bundled up in tin foil that you can throw in the fire or on the grill to be cooked.  If you prep the packets at home and then keep them in the cooler until meal time, it makes getting dinner ready so much easier!
You can do loaded baked potatoes, vegetable stir fry, chicken & corn, and even fish.  One of our favorites is this lemon herb steak with veggies.  You can use any sturdy veggies (asparagus, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, etc) and it is such a crowd please :)

Ingredients (for one packet):
1 thin cut steak (i used rib-eye)
1/2 lemon
1 sprig fresh rosemary
Dried Thyme
Salt (Kosher) & Pepper
Butter & Olive Oil
Heavy Duty Foil – 2 sheets (approx. 12″ x 12″)
Asparagus or your choice of vegetables

Preheat your grill or heat your coals on your campfire to medium high. 
On a piece of heavy duty tin foil (approx. 12″ x 12″), lightly coat with olive oil and dot with butter. Season both sides of your steak with salt and pepper.
Place the steak in the center of the foil. sprinkle with thyme, rosemary leaves and a slice of fresh lemon.
Place fresh vegetables and lemon next to the steak. dot with butter and cover with the second piece of foil over the top.
Seal each side of the foil shut. once your packets are sealed and marked, place them onto the grill at medium-high heat.
Grill them for 8-10 minutes (depending on how you prefer your meat), flipping them over halfway through cooking.  When they are finished grilling, let stand for 2-3 minutes before you open foil in the middle and enjoy!

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