Camping Soup

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recipe thursdayThis weekend I'm off to Sado Island to camp for a few days with friends and attend the taiko drumming festival. We're splitting up the cooking duties so that everyone makes one meal. I'm bringing along everything needed for lentil soup. Except for the optional cheese topping, nothing needs refrigeration.

Camping Soup
serves 4

1 cup lentils
3 cups water
1 carrot
1/2 onion
2 Tblsp dried garlic chips
2-3 dried red chilies
1 Tblsp oil
salt & pepper
8 tortillas
1 cup grated cheese (optional)

Small dice the onion and carrot. Over the camp stove, heat the oil and sautee the onion and carrot until just browned. Add the garlic and chilies and cook until the scent wafts up to greet you. Add the lentils and toast briefly, then pour the water in, cover the pan, and allow to boil for about 20 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

Top the soup with grated cheese and serve with flame-toasted tortillas.

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Sounds like a fun weekend and the lentil soup sounds wonderful. Did you also bring Beano?

The lentils were wonderful indeed! We will have to do them again for the Niijima trip!

I will second that! They were delicious and the perfect energy boost for a day camping! Oishii!!!

Another good dahl addition I've found recently, and one that's also transportable, is a can of coconut milk and a can of diced tomatoes. Oh and tumeric you can't not add tumeric to a dahl in my opinion :). Serving suggestion optional yoghurt some fresh chopped tomato and coriander.

Nice combination, womble. To make it even more portable, you could substitute a packet of coconut cream powder for the tinned coconut milk. I wonder if sun-dried tomatoes would substitute for diced ones? I'm a weak and lazy hiker who always wants to reduce the weight in my pack. :-)

I was wondering about the weight factor.. maybe a pack of concentrated tomato instead. I haven't camped out of a backpack for a while. Though last year, when camping in a national park in Exmouth, four of us went for a day-hike through a gorge. A friend carried lunch, I carried 10L of water (I was worried one of us might get bitten by a snake or something I think). So I appreciate the desire to lighten the load a little. To be honest, I doubt you're as lazy hiker as I am a cook, the recipe actually says to chop a kg of fresh tomatoes.

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