Introduction: Underwater Hunting and Primitive Gourmet!
First Prize in the
Outdoor Cooking Contest 2017
I am using Instructables to share and hopefully spark motivation to people that finds my project exiting!
This is something else but non the less, one thing that i find very fun and enjoyable.
In this project i will show you how me and my friend manage to make "Gourmet" on the beach with limited resources. Hopefully you will find it interesting and try it yourself!
Step 1: Preparing.
To make sure you won't stand in the middle of nothing and is missing a simple thing like salt or butter, it's a great idea to plan your trip and you dinner course.
We also hunt for fish on the trip, so the hunting gear is also checked and packed.
A good rule we learned is, you can never have to many cooking pots with you.. (although max 3, it's heavy...)
The only heat source is a campfire and that's why you need to make sure that the equipment can handle the great heat, and that it will get soot. We use a thrift shop to find old pots and pans that don't cost as much and is in massive steel.(no plastic handles.)
Step 2: Location Location Location.
Me and my hunting buddy have this great spot we call "The dining hall" because the chance of getting a fish is very high. And! it's at a very beautiful location.
Here in Denmark the weather is also a fact to take in account. So checking the weather app some days before hand is a great idea. Rain and wind can be a game changer.
If you are underwater hunting the sea forecast is also important to keep in mind. Be sure current and wave heights is not a problem.
Step 3: Hunting.
We hunt with spear-guns and wet-suites. And yes the water is warm (16 degrees Celsius) but the wet-suites makes it possible for us to be in the water for longer periods.
On this trip we caught 10 flatfish, some "skrubbe" and "Rødspætte". I dare you to pronounce the last one.
Step 4: Preparing the Dinner
We made a danish dish that is called, "fladfisk med kartofler og persillesovs" and it means, "Flatfish with potatoes and parsley sauce"
Slice the raw potatoes and chop some onions. We added a sweet-potato cause we are fearless.
Chop the Parsley.
Clean the fish and turn them in flour.
Make sure the campfire is lit and the cooking equipment is ready.
Put the potatoes and onions in a pot/pan and add butter... alot of butter... 100gr of butter.. maybe even 150gr?
Melt 50gr of butter in a pot and ad 2 tbsp of flour, stir it around. It should end up as a small ball. Let it fry for a minute. (this removes the flour taste.)
Add milk to the butter and flour ball and stir! the milk cannot get burnt. TIP: take it of the heat at this point.
Stir in the sauce for a couple of minuets over medium heat. It will get thicker and thicker and when it happens keep adding milk to keep the sauce at your preferable thickness.
Meanwhile put some butter or oil in a pan. Put on the fish!
Add the chopped parsley to the sauce. stir. take of the fish when done. take of the potatoes when done.. voila!
Step 5: The Finished Product!
More than enough for 3, and very tasty.
Step 6: Dessert
A banana sliced open and "stuffed" with chocolate. Put it on the grill with the slice on top. let it stay there until the banana is soft on the inside. Done.
I Hope you like it! and feel free to ask regarding the recipe if needed :-)
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