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- 1 Playa Chili (from Ruben and Image Node)
- 2 Japanese Curry (from Geeber and Naomi)
- 3 Delicious simple sausages (from Geeber)
- 4 Curried Peanut Butter Instant Ramen (from Chris K)
- 5 Quesadillas (from Katie)
- 6 Tacos (from Michelle)
- 7 Teardown Meals (from Vincent)
- 8 Additional ideas
Playa Chili (from Ruben and Image Node)
The below is the 12-15 person recipe; scale as needed; rinse the beans if possible.
- 2 cans each red, white, and black beans
- 2 cans of corn
- 2 large cans tomatoes
- 2 onions
- olive oil
- spices to taste
- grated cheddar and jack
- large tub of sour cream
- 4 cups of brown rice
- Cook 4 cups brown rice in about 9 ½ cups of water: boil, lower to a simmer, cover, cook about 45 minutes or until done.
- Chop and sauté the onions, add the canned stuff, spice to taste with chili, lots of cumin, maybe cayenne, simmer, simmer, until thick and delicious.
Japanese Curry (from Geeber and Naomi)
- some meat (I think we used chicken breast?)
- some veggies (I think we used carrots, potatoes, and onions?)
- a healthy chunk of curry roux.
- Seasoned to taste (usually needs lots of salt, IIRC) and served over white rice.
- Spicy fried potatoes – Kallisti style (from Geeber)
- Ingredients and Directions
- Just get a bunch of russet or golden potatoes
- Cut into slices and then lengths so you get roughly french-fry-shaped pieces. The thinner the slices the faster it cooks so I usually aim for a half-centimeter, give or take.
- Heat a healthy dollop of vegetable oil in a pan, then add the potato strips.
- Put in seasoning, whatever you like but I usually used salt/pepper/cayenne and whatever else was handy and sounded good.
- Simmer over medium heat until the fries get soft – it can take a while and it might seem like nothings happening, but eventually they’ll kinda suddenly become delicious.
- Serve with plenty of ketchup and hot sauce; cheese is good too, and bacon is always a plus.
- (Prep note: cutting the potatoes takes a long time and cooking them does too if you only have a couple pans/burners, so pipe-lining helps a lot.)
Delicious simple sausages (from Geeber)
- ketchup/mustard/hot sauce
- Cook sausage
- Put in tortilla
- Add condiments
Curried Peanut Butter Instant Ramen (from Chris K)
Prep time: 30 minutes Serves: two to four Tastes: not bad
- several packets of insta-ramen, sans powdered broth packets
- one onion
- a bunch of garlic
- butter, ghee, or oil to cook the onion and garlic
- a few scoops of peanut butter
- vegetable broth paste (I use better than bouillon veggie paste at the recommended concentration)
- a handful of peanuts
- two or three eggs
- hot chili sauce/paste
- msg, to taste
- Start a few cups of water — enough to cook all the ramen — boiling in a separate pot.
- While the water is heating up, dice the onion and mice the garlic. Bring both to a simmer in a pool of butter in the large pot over a low flame.
- Once the water comes to a boil, dump it into the large pot with the garlic and onions. Also dump in the ramen, peanut butter, peanuts, and broth paste.
- Stir occasionally to prevent the noodles from burning onto the bottom of the pot. Keep stirring over low/low-medium heat until most of the water has evaporated or been absorbed into the mixture, which should begin to resemble a fleshy sludge. As the ramen cooks, mix in the curry powder and chili sauce until the whole thing turns nuclear orange and elicits mucus/tears/etc.
- Once everything else is fully cooked, or very nearly fully cooked, mix the eggs in a separate bowl and dump them into the big pot. Stir frantically. The eggs should cook in under a minute. Kill the heat and keep stirring until the mixture is mostly homogenized.
- Top with MSG and serve.
- Bon appétit!
Quesadillas (from Katie)
- flour tortillas
- shredded cheese
- garlic powder
- lemon pepper
- canned chicken (optional)
- Put ingredients in tortillas and heat until cheese melts
Tacos (from Michelle)
- "taco spice" "packets"
- ground "beef" or meatless ground
- shredded cheese
- Brown meat
- Add taco spice packet
- Simmer until delicious
- Serve in tortillas with cheese on top
Teardown Meals (from Vincent)
These are meals prepared typically during camp teardown but can occur at any time of the week (usually late at night)
W H A T E V E R I S L E F T
Throw ingredients into a pan. Cover with shredded cheese. Add hot sauce and enjoy.
- Grilled cheese and bacon (from Michelle)
- Eliot's Jamaican Curry Chicken (from Michelle and Eliot) – http://cooklikeajamaican.com/fays-curry-chicken/