5 Gourmet Open-Fire Cooking Recipes for Your Next Central Coast Camping Trip
1. Santa Maria-style BBQ Tri-Tip
2. Beer Steamed Clams
The Annual Pismo Clam Festival will be coming back mid-October along with the crowds. This is one of the biggest events that happens in Pismo. But, you don’t have to wait until then to enjoy some steamed clams.
This Beer Steamed Clam recipe from Fox and Briar takes less than 10 minutes to steam and only requires a few ingredients. When you are camping on the central coast there are plenty of places where you can purchase fresh local seafood. The recipe recommends using Manilla Clams. You throw them in a dutch oven with a can of beer, butter, garlic, and lemon and that’s about it. Cover it with the lid and once it steams for around 7 minutes dinner is ready.
It’s quick, easy, and deliciously central coast flavor!
3. Grilled Chicken with Whiskey Barbecue Sauce & Spicy Slaw
4. Chili-Lime Corn on the Cob
You can get some scrumptious corn on the cob at the many fairs and festivals that take part on the central coast. However, you don’t have to wait for a festival to eat some great corn. This Chili-Lime Corn on the Cob recipe helps you take your corn on the cob up a notch.
The recipe includes directions for cooking the corn in the microwave, but the video below includes tips for cooking your corn in the fire. Feel free to skip ahead to 6:50 when they start to get the corn cooking. You can follow these directions to cook the corn and then follow it up with chili lime butter mix from the recipe.
5.Berry Camping Cake
What’s a campfire dinner without a little dessert? And, since the central coast is full of fresh grown local produce this Berry Camping Cake recipe from Sunset is on that you will want to try. You can even find a local U-Pick or Farmer’s Market to buy some fresh berries while on the road. This recipe calls for strawberries, but you can substitute in any kind of berry. You can serve it warm à la mode with this homemade ice cream recipe that’s easy to make while camping. It’s the perfect ending to your open fire camping meal.