After being put in teams they tossed a coin to see which of the ‘food boxes’ they were going to cook without seeing what they were getting. Each box contained real ingredients, utensils and a recipe to follow. The three options ranged from a traditional meat stew to a Scandinavian dish of dauphin potatoes with smoked salmon, onion and dill to a vegetarian option of Pasta a la Christian, which was tagliatelle with blue soft cheese and creme fresh.
- Some meals take more time to cook than others.
- Cutting root vegetables eg: potatoes, onions, carrots into small bits cooks faster but, too small and you end up with soup!
- Taking a few minutes to discuss who is going to do what, when saves on gas and burned or under cooked ingredients.
- Getting the Trangias etc. clean after use also takes longer than you might think
All told a tasty and experience gathered evening. Taste wise the salmon dish came out on top but without the dill and using black pepper instead.Tags: Cooking, Southern Explorers, Wolf Pack Explorers