Cheffy’s top 3 tastiest camping stove dishes!

Buongiorno friends, it's me Cheffy!

I'll often choose a tent as my preferred self catering accommodation when visiting John Fowler Holidays. Camping makes for experimental cooking and I love the challenge of rustling up a tasty dish using only a camping stove. Plus what better way to enjoy a meal than under the stars?

With that in mind, I've put together my top 3 tastiest dishes that can be cooked on your camping stove during your self catering holidays UK.


Chilli Nachos

Chilli nachos | camping holiday dishes

A big pan of chilli makes for an easy and tasty camping dinner. Most of the ingredients come from a can or packet and it's so versatile that you can throw your own spin on it – something I love to do!

After browning the meat over your camp stove, pour out some of the fat and add two cans of stewed tomatoes, kidney and pinto beans, a whole chopped onion, chilli spice and some jalapeños if you're feeling a little more adventurous. Add a can or two of water and leave to simmer.

Serve over a bed of nachos and top it all off with a sprinkle of cheese and dollop of sour cream.

If you fancy chilli nachos but want a night away from the stove, head to The Thatch in Croyde – just 15 minutes from John Fowler's North Devon holiday parks – for their famous beef nachos.


Sea Bass & Garlic Lemon Butter

Sea bass | camping holiday dishes

The West Country coast is a haven for sea bass in the summer months. There's something about cooking your own catch that makes the end product even more mouth watering. The best part is it's such a flavoursome fish that it requires only simple cooking – perfecto for a camping stove!

Start by melting butter in a large frying pan. Add your sea bass fillets and cook until white and moist, turning only once halfway through.

In a separate small saucepan, gently melt butter until it starts to sizzle.  Add the garlic allowing it to cook into the butter for a couple of minutes. Lower the heat to a minimum, add lemon and seasoning and stir to heat it through. Finally, drizzle over the fish and serve.

This dish can be accompanied by new potatoes. These can be pre-boiled then fried in butter to give them a light crisp.


Camp stove Pepperoni Pizza

Pepperoni pizza | camping holiday dishes

Did you really think I wasn't going to include something Italian?!

Mmmmm pizza! I don't know about you but this is just what the gang and I crave after a long walk.

Toast your pizza base in a large oiled frying pan over a medium heat until the bottom is crunchy and golden - I'd normally make the pizza base but this can be tricky and time consuming when camping.

While the pizza base rests on a nearby chopping board, you can prepare the toppings. Add olive oil to the pan followed by onions, green pepper, pepperoni and seasoning – stir often until your onions are golden brown.

With the toppings removed, brush the pan with oil and fit the pizza base toasted side up. Get the kids to spoon on the pizza sauce followed by the warm toppings. Finish with your choice of cheese and cook under foil until it begins to melt.

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