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Outdoor Cooking

Outdoor Cooking

What You’ll Need:

  • BBQ / Fire
  • Food & Ingredients
  • Kitchen Utensils & Equipment.

Getting into the Activity

Fire up a BBQ or build your own fire and then learn to cook some mouth-watering snacks or meals on top. Decide whether to cook a burger from scratch, grill a fish, have a BBQ or just cook some quick and easy snacks.

To begin with you’ll need to build a fire or light a BBQ. Make sure this has heated up fully before starting to cook.

Homemade Burgers: Tip 500g beef mince into a bowl with 1 small diced onion and 1 egg, then mix. Divide the mixture into four equal burgers. These can then be left in a fridge to firm up or placed straight on the BBQ/fire grill. Cook for roughly 5 minutes on each side. Make sure the burger is fully cooked before eating it.

Fish: Rub down the fish with a little oil so it doesn’t stick to the tinfoil, then wrap it tightly with a few layers of foil so no moisture escapes. Place the fish over the fire (indirect heat) on a skewer (going lengthways through the fish), flip and turn a few times, cooking for roughly 8-10 minutes. Check fish is cooked throughout before eating.

Campfire Cones: Fill a wafer ice cream cones with treats such as mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, fruit, biscuit pieces and so on. Wrap the cone in foil and place on the BBQ / above the fire for 5-6 minutes. Carefully unwrap the foil and the goodies inside should have melted to create a perfect campfire treat. (Be careful – this will be hot after cooking, so may need to be left to cool)

Banana Boats: A slightly healthier campfire treat. Cut down the length of a banana (with the skin still on) to create a pocket inside. Fill this with mini marshmallows, chocolate chips etc and then wrap in foil. Place on the BBQ / above the fire for 5-6 minutes or until cooked. Carefully unwrap the foil and the inside should be melted and ready to be enjoyed.

Keeping Everyone Safe 

  • Activity MUST be supervised by a leader or parent/carer at ALL times.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST assess risk before taking part.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST ensure that current Government guidelines are followed at all times (including social distancing, travel etc).
  • Care should be taken around fire and young people should keep a safe distance from the BBQ / Fire.
  • Please follow best food hygiene practices and ensure all food is fully cooked before eating.
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