In the last few months I have spent very little time at home and with no time to write; I have travelled from one state to another (South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria) in a camper van with little time in between.
But while I have been away I continue to cook.
Cooking whilst camping is all about simplicity and the following dishes (even the duck) may look glam but they were simple to prepare and cook.
Peperonata/ Sweet and sour peppers
Duck breasts marinading
Pan fried duck cooked with plums
Red cabbage braised with apples, red wine and caraway seeds
Pan fried fillet of fish with lemon slices and capers
Plenty of salads. This was a mixture of raw and left over cooked vegetables
The usual favourite – pan fried tomatoes with poached eggs and basil
Roger’s pumpkin… Roger was our travelling companion in Tasmania
Radicchio keeps for a very long time and came in handy with salads – with beetroot and feta or with borlotti beans and spring onions
Funghi /mushrooms al funghetto
funghi al funghetto – parsley and garlic
Eggplants also keep well
Melanzane al funghetto. Eggplants( cooked like mushrooms, sautéed with garlic and parsley par
FUNGHI AL FUNGHETTO (Braised mushrooms)
MELANZANE; eggplants AL FUNGHETTO or TRIFOLATE
PEPERONATA ; PIPIRONATA (Sicilian) Braised peppers
PEPPERS WITH BREADCRUMBS- PIPI CA MUDDICA – PEPERONI CON LA MOLLICA
CAMPING, Pumpkin risotto South Australia in Goolwa
Pasta con vongole/pipis in Goolwa
Goolwa Pipis, unlike in Melbourne they are sold prefaced
Very easy to use
Parsley and garlic sautéed in extra virgin olive oil
I added Zucchini on this occasion
Chilis as well as a heaped tablespoon of tomato paste with a little white wine. I allowed this to evaporate.
Added the pipis. Covered the pan until the pipis opened
Boiled the pasta and added it to the pipis
SPAGHETTI ALLE VONGOLE (Spaghetti with cockles)
VONGOLE con FINOCCHIO (fennel) e Vermouth The beauty of Tasmania