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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fire Roasted Crab Stuffed Salmon




I make this often at home on the grill and smoker but wanted to see how it worked on the tractor rim while camping.

I wanted to cook brussel sprouts too and thought about stringing them onto skewers. Then decided to be lazy and throw them in my popcorn popper instead, with bacon drippings, onions, garlic and seasonings....



I placed them on the fire and gave them a shake every once in awhile.




trimmed a slab of salmon...



made the crab stuffing... crab meat, scallions, garlic, lemon pepper, parsley and Pookie G DaYum rub.



The Pookie G rubs are made by talented friend Wickedcajun ... Hopefully he will have a web site for his rubs soon. If you are interested in trying these rubs, let me know. I can get you in touch with him or his Mrs.



I stuffed the salmon, drizzled well with oil (also oiled the skin side too) and sprinkled with Pookie G Season All...




onto the tractor rim, skin side down with a low burning log on each side of the fish...










I watched for the juices to rise to the top of the salmon and the fish flaked easily....then pulled it off the heat and let it rest for a few minutes. The cook took about 30 minutes.







The salmon was flaky, moist and tender. Had great flavor from the wood smoke and I loved the Pookie G rubs too!





The next day I toasted bagels, spread them with cream cheese, seasoned with pepper and added the smoked salmon and crab..



They were danged tasty too. :)



Now that I know this isn't such a pain to make while camping, I'll do it again!  :)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bacon Biscuits n Sausage Gravy on the Fire




Did a ton of cooking on my last trip camping. Guess I thought it might be my last time out before winter hits  
I like dutch oven cobbler OK but it's just not one of my favorite things. I guess I am more fond of savory foods instead of desserts.  Thinking along the line of cobbler, I came up with this breakfast.

Browned some sausage over the fire...



added flour, salt, pepper, a dash of cayenne...



then milk...
made the gravy on the thin side so it wouldn't get too thick while the biscuits cooked.



made baking powder biscuit dough. Rolled out, brushed with bacon drippings and topped with crisp cooked bacon pieces...



Rolled and sliced...




I smooshed the biscuits down a bit in size thinking they would cook evenly...
then placed them on the hot, bubbly sausage gravy.


Into the tractor tire rim....




Topped the dutch oven with a lid and shoveled a few hot coals on top...





I let this cook for about 20 minutes...



the biscuits browned and the gravy was hot and bubbly...







I really liked the way this turned out. The gravy wasn't too thick, and the biscuits cooked through. I think I lucked out. :)



The bacon was a great addition to the biscuits. You can never go wrong with bacon though. :)





I'll make this one again for sure. The hardest part was rolling out the biscuit dough. I might try different doughs or even some bisquick and see how well that works.
Overall I loved the stuff!

Thanks for looking!