You will need :

4 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed and cut in half

1 onion, chopped in chunks

½ carrot, sliced thinly

1 zucchini, sliced thickly

1 small or ½ large potato, chopped in chunks

1 cup mushrooms, chopped

1 pkt chicken noodle soup

1 cup water

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon cornflour blended with water to a thin paste            

Method :

Combine all ingredients, except cornflour, in a camp oven on rack over coals and bring to boil, move to cooler coals or hang on tripod and simmer, stirring occasionally, till cooked.  Add cornflour and bring back to boil, simmer till sauce has thickened.  Serve.



You will need :

500g beef mince

1 onion, grated

1 carrot, grated

1 cup cheese, grated

2 tablespoons tomato sauce

2 tablespoons plain flour

salt to taste

2 tablespoons rice bran oil

1 beaten egg, dried breadcrumbs and plain flour in 3 bowls

long wooden skewers                  

Method :

Combine mince, onion, carrot, cheese, sauce, flour and seasoning then form into small sausages.  Roll each first in plain flour, then egg and finally crumbs.  Cook in oil in a frying pan on rack over coals.  Place on paper towel and insert a skewer through each to provide cool handles at each end.   



You will need :

          1 x 420g can cream of asparagus soup

          3 x 95g cans lemon pepper tuna

          2 cups cooked rice

          1 x 375g can light and creamy evaporated milk

          1 onion, chopped


          1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

          60g butter, melted

Method :

 Mix all ingredients, except breadcrumbs and butter, in camp oven.  Combine breadcrumbs and butter and sprinkle on top of mix.  Place lid on camp oven and place in coals. Shovel some coals onto lid.  Cook for 20-30 minutes or until top is golden and casserole is bubbling around sides.



You will need :

500g rump, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons rice bran oil

1 or 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste

1 cup coconut cream

½ cup beef stock

2 teaspoons brown sugar

400g butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into small cubes

Steamed rice to serve

Method :

 Add half the oil to the beef and mix well.  Heat a pan on the rack over coals, ensuring it is hot.  Stir fry the beef in batches and set aside.  Reheat pan between each batch.
Add remaining oil and the curry paste, stir fry for 30 seconds.  Add the cream, stock, sugar and pumpkin.  Stir to combine.  Move to lesser heat and simmer for 8 minutes or until pumpkin is tender.
Return the beef to the pan and simmer for 1-2 minutes.  Do not let the mixture boil. 

 Accompany with rice or a potato in foil cooked on the coals.



You will need :

 250g (½ pkt) spaghetti

425g can tuna in olive oil

1 large brown onion, halved and sliced thinly

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 teaspoon minced chilli

400g can diced tomatoes

½ cup kalamata olives

Method :

 Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water.  Drain and set aside. 

Drain tuna, reserving 2 tablespoons oil.  Flake tuna into a bowl. Heat reserved oil in a large frying pan on cooking rack over coals.  Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or till translucent.  Add garlic and chilli.  Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.  Add tomatoes.  Bring to boil, then move to less heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until sauce has thickened.  Season with pepper.  Stir in tuna and olives.  Add to pasta and toss carefully.  Serve.



(makes about 3 dozen)

 You will need :

 500g fish fillets, boned and skinned, chopped into small bits

1 egg, beaten

¼ cup cornflour

1 tablespoon each of fish sauce and red curry paste

2 tablespoons coriander, leaves and stems, chopped

1 small red chilli, finely chopped

8 green beans, thinly sliced

3 shallots, thinly sliced

salt and pepper

Oil for shallow fryin 

Method :

Blend all but the oil in a bowl.  Form small balls, about a tablespoon, then flatten slightly.  Heat oil in a large pan on rack over coals and cook at least 12 minutes each side, maybe 15, depending on heat in coals.  Drain on paper towel.  Serve with sauce of choice.

Potato and Pumpkin in foil to accompany.



You will need :

1 tablespoon butter

2 tablespoons oil

2 cloves garlic, chopped

500g green medium size prawns

1 large squid body, cut into 4cm strips, or 2 small bodies

cut into rings

1 small red capsicum, cut into strips

1 bunch asparagus, cut into 2cm chunks

3 shallots, cut into 2cm strips

salt and pepper

2 cups cooked spaghetti

½ cup Thai sweet chilli sauce (if you like it sweet) OR

½ cup light soy sauce and 1 teaspoon chilli paste       

Method :

 Heat butter in a large pan or wok and par cook garlic.  After a short time add 1 tablespoon of oil and the vegies and stir fry for a couple of minutes.  Then add the remainder of the oil, squid and prawns.  Stirring all the time.  When almost cooked, add spaghetti and soy sauce and, when heated through, serve. 

 Mike loves this dish!



You will need :

          1 onion, finely diced

          1 tomato, finely chopped

          1 tablespoon butter

          Salt and pepper

          1 egg, whisked

          2 tablespoon cheese, grated

          Pinch mixed herbs

 Method :

 Melt butter, fry onion and tomato till tender, add cheese, egg and mixed herbs.  Cook gently till thickened.  Season. 

 PS   Dawn and I often opt for just baked beans in our jaffle.  Yum.



You will need :

          1 large packet plain corn chips

500g chicken mince

          1 onion, chopped

          2 tablespoons rice bran oil

          1 pkt taco seasoning mix

          425g tin whole tomatoes

          1 cup cheese, grated

Method :

 In camp oven on rack over coals, fry onion in oil, add mince and brown.  Add taco mix and tomatoes, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.  Top with corn chips and then grated cheese.  Cover and place a few coals on lid.  Cook for 10-15 minutes until cheese melts.



You will need :

500g gravy beef, cut into chunks

1 brown onion, cut into chunks

½ red capsicum cut into chunks

2 tablespoons sweet paprika

2 tablespoons tomato paste

¾ cup water

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tomatoes cut into chunks

1 teaspoon dried chilli

1 cup grated cheese

Rice or egg fettuccine     

Method :

 Season meat, then place all ingredients, except noodles and cheese, in the camp oven and bring to the boil on rack over coals.
Move to a tripod over lesser heat and simmer for two hours.
Stir in cheese and serve with noodles of choice.