Fire fire beautiful fire Chalets à Rabais

Fire fire beautiful fire

Is there anything more symbolic and enjoyable than the famous campfire at the chalet? We gather around with those we love, talk or remain silent to listen to the relaxing crackle of the flames. We laugh, we tell each other stories, in short, we create memories and that is magic!

I have so many beautiful childhood memories from the campfire at the cottage. The fire was lit from morning to night and in the evening, we of course cooked marshmallows on the embers, but also toast, a delight! A visiting family friend played the harmonica and during Perseid season when the nights were chilly, we would bundle up in a sleeping bag to watch the shooting stars late into the night.

You don’t necessarily think about it, but a campfire is a great way to cook for a change. With a little inspiration and organization, there is more to it than marshmallows!

Blogger and YouTuber, Manon Lapierre, aka La Petite Bette, has over the years become an expert in glamping and cooking on the fire. She has just published her very first book On Fire! at Éditions Cardinal to inspire others to eat better while camping or at the chalet.

Manon’s essentials for cooking on the fire

A grid. Can we cook without it? Yes, but it will definitely be easier with it!

A cast iron casserole dish is an indestructible for cooking on the campfire. Manon recommends three methods: either you hang the casserole dish over the fire using a support and a clip, or you place the casserole dish on the grid, or you place charcoal briquettes under and on the casserole dish. for cooking similar to that of the oven.

Never forget your gloves if you cook with the casserole dish and a pair of extra long tongs for cooking on the grill.

The Perfect Campfire Steak

According to Manon Lapierre, the beauty of a steak cooked over a campfire is that it only needs very little flafla: the aromatic flavor of wood and good salt will do all the work. at

His pro tips:

1.Remove the steak from the cooler and let it stand at room temperature about an hour before cooking.

2. Remember to start your fire at least 2 hours in advance to get a nice bed of red embers.

3. His favorite pieces are t-bone steak, rib eye or rib steak ideally on the bone. Especially not the filet mignon, a piece too thin for charcoal cooking.

4. Season the steak on both sides with good salt, then place it on the hot grill. Cook the steak for 1 minute then turn it a quarter of a turn. After 2 to 3 minutes, flip the steak and repeat the rotations.

5. Once removed from the heat, let the steak rest for about 5 minutes before eating.

Salmon fillet on the log

There are several ways to cook a whole salmon fillet over the campfire, but Manon is particularly fond of cooking directly on a log, yes, yes! You will obtain a semi-smoked salmon, tender and tasty, cooked very slowly.

You need to use a log with a flat side on which you will place the salmon fillet. Salt and pepper the fillet, then place it on the log which will be placed on the bed of embers. To speed up cooking, place a sheet of aluminum foil in an umbrella on top of the salmon.

Let cook slowly, watching the cooking, as the time varies depending on the thickness of the log. Manon likes to accompany it all with a vanilla white butter … Chic, isn’t it?

Grilled avocado stuffed

Grill the avocado on the grill, what a great idea for lunch or as a side dish! Just cut the avocado in half, then oil each half well and place it on the grill for about a minute. Manon offers, as garnishes, feta and coriander, melted cheese and marinated jalapenos or even her famous pico de gallo or tacosserole that you will find in her book.

Did it make your mouth water? You will find over 100 equally delicious recipes in the book On Fire! By Manon Lapierre. $ 34.94 in good bookstores.

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