Meal of the Month -October

Discussion in 'Can Cook, Will Cook' started by 72wilma, Oct 1, 2015.


Who will win October's Meal of the Month?

Poll closed Nov 6, 2015.
  1. Wonty's Hearty Lamb shanks

  2. Lou's camping curry stew

    0 vote(s)
  3. Mrs Monkey's Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta

  1. Meal of the month is back!

    Thanks to Dave, @chillicamper, we have a spectacular prize for the winner


    To win an exclusive Tlb spatula to wow your friends as you stir your signature meal you need to post a recipe and if possible a photograph of the finished dish. If the photo was taken whilst your camping, all the better!

    Recipes must be based on raw ingredients (sorry Ricky your pot noodle instructions don't count :D) and be camper/2 ring friendly.

    All recipes will be up public vote at the end of the month

    Good luck and get cooking!
  2. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Administrator

    Lou's camping curry stew.

    It's not Lou's really it's mine, but Lou makes it too.

    You will need.

    Lamb. 1lb any cheap lamb.

    2 large Onions

    4 medium potatoes peeled and cut

    2 large parsnips. Peeled and cut

    2 oxo cubes

    1 tablespoon of gravy granules for a little thickening.
    Curry powder to taste

    Salt to taste.

    Big pot.

    Half fill the pot with water and add a good pinch of salt.

    Add meat, potatoes, onions. ( Add as many veg and amount of each as you like really) Oxo and bring slowly to the boil. When it begins to boil turn to simmer and add curry powder and gravy. Leave to simmer for a few hours adding salt and curry powder to taste.

    I sometimes add a half cup of pearl barley for that bonfire night stew taste, but not always

    Serve in dishes with loads of bread and butter and chianti.

    Perfect easy meal for cold winter camping.

    Sorry, no picture!
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015
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  3. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Administrator

    Have I won?
  4. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Administrator

  5. i got caught out today by the luuuure of thai lunch ont pier , oh dear i did have to squeeze tight to get home , every bludee time :oops: dont tell @skirk eez missiz thou :D sorry i didnt get the recipeee:oops:
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  6. Spam

    Ingredients Spam

    Preparation open tin with key provided

    Serve with egg & chips
  7. Mr
    Mrs K said what sequel are you doing to 50 shades of Brown ?!!!

    Myself. I think an ideal role for you would be Mr Brown in a Reservoir Dogs sequel
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  8. im not well tell her but i did have a cheeky moo milk shake with squirty cream too :(
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  9. OK up for this one......

    One pot wonder....picture to follow as its on the stove now.....and I'm having a beer with dogs on my lap, all enjoying the last sun of the weekend on the decking

    Hearty Lamb shanks.....

    olive oil
    2 red onions - halved and thickly chopped
    300ml red wine
    200 ml stock (I use a veg one)
    2 sticks of rosemary
    8 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole
    1 tbsp of redcurrent jelly
    2 lamb shanks

    to do it....

    get the onion in your pot, bit of olive oil.... cook till translucent.... while this is happening.....get a 1 litre measuring jug..measure out the stock, then the wine on top, bung everything except the shanks in to the jug (for camp ease) as you sort.....once onions are ready...tip jug contents into pot....add the shanks...... simmer for 5-6 hours....

    after this time, carefully remove the shanks... the meat will fall of the bone.... for the gravy, either reduce sauce, or whack some cornflour in the pot...

    sides.... I do veg....bag of the frozen veg...boiled up, whack some spinach in after 5 mins.....

    OOoooooossssshhhhhhh..... amazing grub on 2 gas rings!!!!

    Cooked this on fires, stoves but today the slowcooker..... amazingly easy, filling camp feast, pictures to follow.....



    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015
  10. Pudelwagen

    Pudelwagen Supporter

    My other half preps some amazing dishes which she freezes. Simple heat up jobs with rice or potatoes and veg in the bus. Does that count?
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  11. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Administrator

    No. Need recipes! :D
  12. Come on Pudel get the recipies up!
  13. Any more? There's a spatula to be won!
  14. I've got another to post if I must.... My shanks are one thing but my camp hash is another.....
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  15. first post fail :(
  16. I'd like a spatula please ;) here's Mrs Monkey's Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta......

    Ingredients you will need:

    Pine nuts
    Olive oil
    1 onion
    A few cloves of garlic (you choose the number to suit your own personal taste)
    Diced chicken breast
    White wine
    1 Green pepper
    Jar of green pesto
    Creme Fraiche
    Fresh basil leaves
    Pasta of your choice
    Black pepper, parmesan & bread to accompany

    Equipment you will need:

    Frying pan
    Sharp knife & chopping board

    This takes about half an hour on a camper's 2 ring hob

    Begin by toasting some pine nuts in a frying pan then remove and set aside


    Pour yourself a glass of wine and take a sip

    Chop an onion and a couple of cloves of garlic and cook on a low heat until soft but not brown
    Add some diced chicken breast and cook until sealed


    Take another sip of wine

    Add a splash of white wine (or rose if you've drunk all the white!)


    Take a sip of wine, dice the green pepper and add it to the pan


    While that's cooking, fill a saucepan with water, add a pinch of salt and bring to the boil


    Don't forget your wine!

    Next add a jar of green pesto


    and return the pine nuts to the pan


    you'll probably need to top up your wine glass now.....
    and take a sip

    then add pasta of your choice to the pan of boiling water (@theBusmonkey insists on spaghetti :rolleyes: )


    Add creme fraiche to your taste, I usually use three quarters of a standard size pot


    Don't forget about your wine
    And get the other half to set the table as we're almost done

    Add some freshly torn basil to the pan


    Drain the pasta and serve........
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2015
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    .......grate some fresh parmesan on top, break the bread & drizzle with olive oil


    Toast the chef


    and enjoy!:food:

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  18. @Mrs Busmonkey that looks nice.... but the month is not over yet... the spatula is anyones to win :-D
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  19. Less than a week to go folks before the poll
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