Scorching canines with a facet of canned beans, the quintessential camp dinner! Whereas I’ll admit I’ve eaten my share of this custom fare, my choice for what sort of meat is on the top of my roasting stick held over the hearth is an effective slice of steak!
It’s not a lot what selection of meat you select (going for the costlier, extra tender cuts is at all times most popular) however extra to the way you put together it on your caveman delicacies expertise – fastidiously cooking a portion over the glowing embers of a campfire marshmallow-roasting model.
The stick methodology works finest when skewering a strip of steak onto a sharpened persist with type an “S” when impaled. A skinny strip about 5 inches lengthy and an inch vast is an effective dimension for each even grilling and consuming. The cooking course of is solely holding the “S” over the hearth and turning the stick till the steak reaches the extent of doneness you’re searching for (trial and error). Sometimes as soon as the meat begins to drip from heated juices, it’s able to be chowed down.
Prepping the strips of steak at dwelling provides you an opportunity to use your favourite taste enhancers comparable to rubs or marinades. These strips can then be saved in a freezer-strength zip-loc bag and packed within the camp cooler – seasoning proper as much as threading them onto the skewer stick.
Cooking time relies upon the depth of your coals. It’s necessary to rotate the persist with guarantee the meat is cooked evenly on all sides (the skinny strips take only some brief minutes, particularly if you happen to like your steak juicy and medium uncommon). And since you’re mainly making a type of shish kabob, including slices of inexperienced pepper, onion, tomato or different veggies actually permits you to cook dinner your total meal on the top of a stick!
Backpackers can hold the packet of marinade/rubbed steak within the automobile cooler to the final minute earlier than they hike – utilizing the steak on a stick methodology to rejoice their first evening’s meal out on the path.