Crawfish_cookSome people live to eat; where as, others eat to live.  I live to be outdoors and eat to keep my time outside enjoyable.  The best part to being outside is going where few people have been, making camp to eat, and talk about past and future adventures. In the future we will add more recipes, what works for us, how to cook, packing a feast, and how food can woo your spouse.  Below is an archival link and list of some of our favorite outdoor recipes that I have collected from my time in Scouting, reading Backpacker Magazine, reading cookbooks, and browsing the web.  – Jeff

archies island cookedRecipes:

Thai Wraps

  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup instant rice
  • 1 cup protein (chose one)
    • peeled and de-veined cooked tiny bay shrimp
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup bottled Asian peanut sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 burrito-size flour tortillas, preferably spinach-flavored

In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil over medium heat. Add oil and salt. Stir in rice. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand, covered, until water is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork, transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool.

Add protein, carrot, scallions, peanut sauce, cilantro, mint, lime juice and soy sauce to rice. Toss gently to mix.

Wrap tortillas in damp paper towels and heat in a microwave oven on high until soft, about 15 seconds. Spoon half of shrimp mixture onto lower third of one tortilla to form a 2 x 5-inch rectangle. Fold in sides to enclose filling, then firmly but gently roll up. Repeat with remaining tortilla and filling. Cut wraps in half on the diagonal and serve.

Serves 2.

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