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Get Up and Go Gourmet: Easy RV Meals When You’re On the Road

Zuni RV Get Up And Go Gourmet
Planning for a camping trip can be overwhelming! What food do you pack, what supplies do you need, and most importantly…who’s doing the cooking? The good news is, you don’t have to be Emeril Lagasse to put the ”bam” in your next campground cookout. With a little preparation and pizazz—and a roll of aluminum foil—you can easily whip-up some five-star meals. As an added bonus, the clean-up is so simple you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and exciting attractions of Kingman, Arizona! We’ve put together ten mouth-watering recipes that are perfect for your next trip to Zuni Village and RV Campground. Bon appetit!

Perfect Potato Packets

No matter if you say po-TAY-to or po-TAH-to, these perfectly seasoned Russet potato wedges are a must for any camping menu. To make these spuds a super supper, you’ll first need to gather this list of simple ingredients: foil, Russet potatoes, olive oil, minced garlic or garlic powder, parmesan cheese, parsley, and salt.

Thoroughly wash the potatoes and pat them dry. Wedge your potatoes and arrange them in the center of a generous square of foil. Using a pastry brush, coat your fries with olive oil, then sprinkle your garlic over the top. Use a second square of foil to cover the fries, crimping the edges to seal in escaping steam during the cooking process.

If you’re cooking inside your RV, bake the fries at 400°F for 30 minutes or until they are tender. If you’re outside with a grill, let your coals get good and hot (almost white), and place the foil packet directly on the coals for 20-30 minutes, or until tender. Use tongs and caution when placing and removing your packet on the hot coals. When your spuds are ready, sprinkle them with the salt and parmesan cheese and place them in a grill basket, positioning them over the coals for about five minutes to get that nice, crispy golden color. Watch them carefully to ensure they don’t turn to coal themselves! All that’s left is to garnish your super spuds with some chopped parsley, serve hot, and enjoy!
Foil Shrimp “Boil” 

Laissez bon temps rouler (let the good times roll) with this Louisiana-inspired packet dinner chock full of Cajun goodness. With shrimp, andouille sausage, corn and more, all that’s missing is a Pat O’Brien’s hurricane to bring a little of the Sportsman’s Paradise to your camping menu. This meal can be prepared in your RV kitchen or on an outdoor grill, making it a convenient option for any camping experience.

To make this delicious dish, you’ll need the following ingredients: foil, 1 ½ pounds large peeled, deveined shrimp, 1 pound sliced smoked andouille sausage, 2 ears corn sliced into 4 even rounds, 1 pound halved baby red potatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 4 teaspoons Tony Chachere’s or other Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper to taste, and 2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit or fire up your charcoal grill to high heat. You’ll need four sections of aluminum foil, approximately 12-inches in length. Evenly divide shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes into the center of each foil section. Spread into a single layer. Sprinkle all seasoning except the parsley equally over each serving. Toss to combine. Fold and seal the packets tight, placing them on your grill approximately 12-15 minutes or in your oven for approximately 15-17 minutes until shrimp is pink. Garnish with parsley and serve hot, cher!
Happy Hawaiian Chicken

This sweet and savory camping meal is happy for more than one reason. Besides bringing the tropical taste of Hawaii to the dinner table, the foil packets make clean-up a breeze—and that makes for a bunch of happy campers.

For that fresh-from-the-islands taste, you’ll need heavy aluminum foil, 2 boneless chicken breasts, 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce, 1 20-oz. can of drained, sliced pineapple, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 medium bell pepper, ¼ medium onion, and salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat your grill. Place 1 chicken breast seasoned with salt and pepper in the center of a section of heavy aluminum foil and top with 2-3 slices of pineapple. Thinly slice your onion and chop your bell pepper and evenly divide over the top of the pineapple and chicken. To make the sauce, combine the garlic, barbecue sauce, and soy sauce in a box. Mix well. Reserve ¼ sauce and pour the remainder evenly over the chicken. Seal packets well and place on the grill for 5-6 minutes. Carefully flip the packets and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle. Remove packets from the grill and drizzle with the remaining sauce. Serve hot for a “hula” of a good meal!

So, after a long day exploring the fabulous sights offered in and around Kingman, Arizona, relax with these easy, breezy camping meals and bring a little bit of Idaho, Louisiana, and Hawaii gourmet to your get-up-and-go RV vacation. These easy foil-packet recipes will make cooking under the stars a culinary adventure rather than a chore. Along with the modern amenities offered by the Zuni Village and RV Campground, your next camping experience will be anything but “roughing it.”

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