We picked up this recipe from one of our Active Outdoors Facebook fans, Crystal Henry, who had been camping at Myles Standish State Forest in southern Massachusetts in July when she made this meal. She immediately found out it was a hit and wanted to share it with you.
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“Deconstructed” dishes have been all the rage of late and there should be nothing stopping you from bringing your culinary proclivities tentside. The idea is to take a well-known dish apart and then put it back together again, in a different way. It’s sort of like a new way to eat an old favorite.
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This is how Crystal did it:
What You’ll Need:
Cooler: Pack it with a considerable amount of ice—or as much as you can stand to lug around—so that your shrimp and stuffing don’t defrost too quickly.
Camping Cooking Ware: Aside from your camping stove, you’ll need an aluminum pan.
Precooked Jumbo Shrimp: You can buy these precooked in a bag or you can do it yourself. You can bake, grill, or sear them…but it’s best to bake your shrimp to keep them as similar-tasting to the traditional recipe as possible. Buy them frozen and keep them frozen until you’re ready to pack them into your cooler or freeze them after cooking.
Seafood Stuffing: You’ll have to get creative here and choose the seafood stuffing of your liking. Many prefer crabmeat stuffing and some like stuffing containing a cornucopia of seafood. Find your favorite recipe, whip it up, and freeze it or buy it premade, frozen.
What to Do
According to Crystal, it’s easier than pie: Pack your precooked jumbo shrimp and container of seafood stuffing into your cooler. Allow it to defrost before you’re going to actually start cooking. “When it’s time to cook,” she says, “put the defrosted shrimp and seafood stuffing in the pan and set it over the fire on a grill with some butter. Then serve. Delish!”
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