All too often backcountry food consists of dehydrated reconstituted preservative-laden mush when, for the average weekend mission, there’s often no need. Take for instance this stir fry – a spicy flavoursome feast that’s great for an overnighter, especially if you’re car, kayak or boat camping and weight isn’t an issue.
Calories: 1750 kcal
Cooking time: 20min
Fuel: 100ml of white spirit or 45g of gas. *
* Based on an MSR Whisperlite or Primus Classic operating at sea level.
300g Piri Piri smoked chicken – chopped
1 small broccoli head – chopped
50g bean sprouts
100g green beans – chopped
1 carrot – chopped
100g egg noodles
1 handful sesame seeds
50ml sesame oil
You can do this in a regular camping pot – but if you have room for a wok it makes things a whole lot easier.
Bring a pot of water to the boil, cook the egg noodles until they’re al dente then drain and set aside. Next, heat the sesame oil in the wok and add in the chicken, followed by the carrots, beans and broccoli. Once they’re cooked to your liking add the noodles and bean sprouts then serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
If you’d like to add more flavour (or if you can’t track down Piri Piri smoked chicken) you can add a dash of soy sauce, lime juice and a chopped chilli to give it a bit more zing.