19 Jul 2011
Although our Campfire Cheesecake was AMAZING, I have to admit, this Gumbo dish was my favorite! So get your coals ready, here comes the BEST campfire dinner recipe I have ever had.
By Chef Kevin
1 large onion diced
4 stalks of celery diced
2 green peppers diced
2 links of chorizo sausage cut in half the long way and then sliced (half circles)
1 lb. small peeled and deveined shrimp
1 lb chicken meat diced
1 bag frozen slice okra (about 12 oz)
1 big can diced tomatoes in juice
For seasoning; salt pepper, gumbo file (not easy to find, we substituted cajun seasoning)
Directions: Brown up the veggies in the dutch oven (cover if needed for more heat, stirring often). Then add meats.
Finally add tomatoes, okra, seasoning and simmer with coals on top and bottom for about an hour (or until chicken is cooked), stirring when needed. You can also add rice at this point if you would like.
It may take longer depending on coals and how full you fill the dutch oven. Ours was a bit high, so we omitted rice and ate it more as a stew. We added rice to the left overs the next night and got two meals out of it. Did I mention how amazing this was? What also makes this a great dish is that all the prep can be done before you leave. You can cut everything up, place in ziplocks and put them in the cooler. This will take up less space and makes it easy to just dump the ingredients into the pot.
As if this amazing dish wasn’t enough, we had it with Bacon Gorgonzola Cornbread. Also made in the dutch oven. I’ll be posting that soon too. This can also be done on the stove if you would like to make it in your home dutch oven. Once we get through this heatwave, I think I will be trying it again.