Rustic Kabobs and Bruschetta

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As promised, this week’s recipe is one of the many delicious meals from my recent camping trip in the Adirondack Mountains. The bare essentials and need for practicality reminded me how good simple foods like a plain sandwich can be. Even though I got a bit fancier than that for this dinner, there is still a quality of simplicity to the meal that I really like. The challenge of cooking with limited resources was fun and allowed me to get creative. This recipe can be prepared over an open fire or using a grill – I’ll show you how to do it both ways.

Kabob Ingredients:

½ Red Pepper

1 Small Carton of Whole Baby Portabella Mushrooms

1 Small Sweet Onion

½ Zucchini

½ Lb. Bay Scallops

¼ Cup Olive Oil

½ Lemon

1Tbsp. Fisherman’s Wharf All Natural Seafood Seasoning

Tinfoil

Wooden or Metal Kabob Skewers

Basting Brush

Bruschetta Ingredients:

½ Loaf of Pesto Seasoned Bread

¼ Cup Olive Oil

½ Lemon

1 Tbsp. Fisherman’s Wharf All Natural Seafood Seasoning

Tinfoil

Basting Brush

We bought all of the ingredients from local mom and pops stores. If you do the same, your kabobs and bruschetta could turn out completely different, but you can still follow the same process.

Instructions:

Slice Lemon in half. Mix together squeeze juice from one half and mix with with olive oil & seasoning for the kabobs. Set aside.
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Break off 2 ft. piece of tinfoil. Fold over each edge.

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Fold in each corner.2

Fold up each side making a wall – pinch together at corners.081

Fold over the corners so that they will not leak.083

Slice red pepper, onion, and zucchini into fairly large wedge-shaped pieces.

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Slide ingredients onto skewers in random order until all are used up. As you finish skewers lay them onto the tinfoil.111

Baste skewers using entire lemon/oil/seasoning mixture.112

Slice desired amount of bread for bruschetta.114

Make anther – smaller – tinfoil boat to place the bread slices into. Mix together bruschetta olive oil, seasoning, and juice from remaining lemon. Baste both slides of each bread slice with the mixture.

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To cook over the open fire, cover tinfoil boats with another piece of tinfoil.127

You want to separate logs and create a nice spot over hot coals to place the food.129

Let cook for about 15-20 min, depending on how hot your coals are. Use a fire mitt when checking to see if they’re cooked or removing them from the fire. Once scallops are cooked, they won’t have that cloudy/clear look they have when they’re raw.135

You can also cook everything on the grill. Put the kabobs on first. After about 10minutes add the bruschetta and let grill for another 5-10 minutes.

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Enjoy the tasty meal =)

Comments

jordan jones -June 26, 2011, 9:34AM

this looks so yummuy!!! i just went camping last week i wish i had made this then. maybe next time:)

Taylor -June 26, 2011, 12:03PM

Yummmm! My camping experiences haven’t been ‘outstanding,’ but this looks delicious!!!
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Mollie -June 26, 2011, 7:38PM

I live there! Where did you go?

Casey Kaufman -June 26, 2011, 11:34PM
Emily -June 27, 2011, 11:43AM

OOO this recipe looks delicious and so perfect for spring!!! YUM!!

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fp naomi -June 27, 2011, 5:08PM

mollie – I camped in Wilmington, NY, visited Lake Placid, and hiked Whiteface/around highfalls gorge. I absolutely love it up there!

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Mollie -June 29, 2011, 10:45AM

I live like 8 miles from Wilmington! Glad you had fun

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