The perfect Camping Food can be eaten with your hands. These easy to make prawns with lemon garlic butter are a healthy and quick camping recipe.

Camping Recipes: Prawns with Lemon Garlic ButterThe perfect Camping Food can be eaten with your hands. These easy to make prawns with lemon garlic butter are a healthy and quick camping recipe.Camping food should be easy and relatively fuss free, but that doesn't mean you can't eat well. I just came back from a 5 day camping trip to Manning Park with my sister and little nephew and we ate well, very well.

Local, sustainably harvested prawns with garlic lemon butter probably don't seem like camping fare, but hear me out. The prawns take only about a minute to cook, the butter 5 minutes to make, and if you toast some bread over the campfire and toss some lettuce in some pre-made dressing you can have dinner on the picnic table in about 10 minutes. Plus there's very little clean up. And where else but a campground is better for a meal eaten mainly with your hands?

This is one of my go-to camping recipes. It's easy, delicious, and travels well in the cooler. Just make sure to freeze the prawns before you go and use then as soon as they thaw.

Camping Recipes: Prawns with Lemon Garlic ButterAnd just look at how cute my little nephew is! Seriously, I could just eat him up. But he seems to be more concerned about eating the salad.

Camping Recipes: Prawns with Lemon Garlic Butter

Tips for a delicious camping trip:

  • Bring food that you and your family love to eat. There's no need to eat bad food just because you're camping.
  • Food that cooks fast is a real win (think: prawns, burgers, fish, fajitas, tacos).
  • Freeze your meat or fish before you go. It will last longer in your cooler and help keep everything else in there chilled too.
  • Don't forget your veggies. With a cutting board and a good knife you can make a big salad, veggie fajitas or loaded veggie tacos in no time.
  • Get away from your coleman stove and use the campfire. Corn on the cob, toast, tomatoes and potatoes all taste great with a little smokey flavour.
  • Get things a little organized at home. Pre-make burgers and freeze them, whip up a little dressing, throw all of the dry ingredients for pancakes in a resealable plastic bag and bring it with you.
  • Pack along some tin foil and use it to wrap up your meat and veggies and cook them over the fire.
  • Remember that you are camping and have all the time in the world, what else do you have to do beside enjoy delicious food? Take advantage of this time and treat yourself and your family to some wicked camping food.

If you make Prawns with Lemon Garlic Butter make sure to snap a pic and tag @theendlessmeal on Instagram so I can like and comment on your photos. I love seeing TEM recipes you create.

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Camping Food: Prawns with Lemon Garlic Butter

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 6 minutes

Description

The perfect Camping Food can be eaten with your hands. These easy to make prawns with lemon garlic butter are a healthy and quick camping recipe.


Ingredients

  • Prawns (please use sustainably harvested prawns!)
  • Butter
  • Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • Garlic, finely minced
  • Cilantro, parsley or tarragon
  • Salt
  • Crushed chili peppers (optional)

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, salt, cilantro, parsley or tarragon and optional crushed chili peppers.
  3. In a large pan over high heat cook prawns for 1 minute, or until they just turn pink. Be careful not to overcook or they will turn rubbery.
  4. Serve the prawns in a big bowl in the middle of the table and dip each delicious one in lemon garlic butter!

Notes

I've left out the quantities on purpose. I usually count on about 10 prawns per person. As far as the butter goes, make as much or as little as you like. remember that it is delicious for dipping your bread in too!

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