How to Cook Fish over a Campfire

grilling fishFew things taste better than freshly cooked fish by the side of a clear mountain lake or stream shortly after the fish have been caught. However, many people simply don’t know how to prepare the fish that they catch, and they therefore miss out on one of most sublime culinary experiences in existence. Following are a few tips and tricks that can make the difference between enjoying a well-crafted meal prepared over a campfire and resorting to the emergency rations in a can that you’ve no doubt packed in case the fish didn’t fry right.

Frying is the most popular was to prepare fish over a campfire. A cast-iron skillet is the best because it’s capable of holding an even, hot heat. Camping supply stores sell cast iron skillets specifically for use with campfires, although if you’ve got a cast iron frying pan at home, it will do just as nicely.

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Beer and Barbecue pairing

Dating back to the early Neolithic age, around 9500 BC, beer has been at the heart of the world’s diet. It is estimated that approximately 1/3 of the world’s population drinks beer, making it the number one drink outside of water.

Over the millenniums mankind has developed different ways of preparing food. However, something that has stayed constant is that beer has always accompanied what they eat. In fact, in modern society it is also assumed that beer will accompany certain foods. The best example of this is barbecue. Grilled meats have a smoky flavor that comes from the charcoal or wood that is being used. This flavor pairs perfectly with beer.

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Great Gifts for Outdoor Cooks

grill giftsWhen it comes to finding the perfect gift for those that love to cook outdoors, there are a wide variety of amazing tools, gadgets, and gizmos that will appeal to their zeal for making great food. Whether it is the holiday season, an upcoming birthday, or just because, here is a look at some of the leading products to make backyard BBQing, smoking, and grilling better than ever.

Wood and Wood Chips
Mixing and matching wood to grill over and wood chips to smoke with will make all the difference when it comes to taste. Most BBQ experts tend to stick to a single type of wood such as hickory or cherry, but giving an assortment of wood and wood chips is a great gift for anyone that would like to see what flavors that can bring out in their favorite cuts of meat. For the truly adventurous, many of the leading whiskey and bourbon makers sell gift sets of slats from their aging barrels to bring out a unique essence without slathering on sauce or dry rubs.

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