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Long-weekend BBQ: A campfire-inspired menu

Enjoy these summer camp-themed dishes; they can all be prepared on your barbecue, hibachi or fire pit — no need to pack up the car and head out of town. We’ll help you bring the flavours of the backwoods to your own backyard

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Criolla salad.

Fingers crossed that this final long-weekend before summer’s end will feature clear blue skies, warm breezy evenings and nights lit by countless stars — the perfect scene for a nostalgic campfire-inspired cookout.

Starter
Criolla salad
This dish sings with summery ingredients. Using sweet onion is key to its authentic South American taste and foil-wrapped barbecued baby potatoes are the most camp-y way to serve this little spud.

Tex-mex sausages recipe  Photo by John Cullen

Tex-mex sausages recipe Photo by John Cullen

 

Main
Tex-Mex sausages
We couldn’t imagine a campfire cookout without hot dogs. This recipe for gourmet sausages uses many of the same ingredients — like avocado, jalapeno, lime and cumin — as the appetizer. Plus, for vegetarian guests, you can switch out the Italian sausage for any number of veggie-dog varieties available at your grocer.

 

 

Corn on the cob with lime and spices

COrn on the cob with lime and spices.

Sides
Corn on the cob with lime and spices
The arrival of the August brings crops of corn in from farmer’s fields. Spicy, savoury, and smokey, this side is a perfect addition to a long-weekend bbq and you can take the corn off the cob to add to the sausage recipe.

Minted zucchini slaw
To capture its fresh taste, eat zucchini minutes after slicing. Using a grater cuts down on prep time while the addition of mint kicks up the flavour. We like it as a last-minute side dish.

 

 

Campfire bananas

Campfire bananas.

 

Dessert
Campfire bananas
This dessert was the inspiration for our entire menu; satisfy everybody’s sweet tooth with this campfire classic.

 

 

 

 

 

coffee cocktail

Photo by Roberto Caruso

 

Cocktail
Campfire coffee
August evenings tend to be a bit on the chilly side, so warm up with this delicious twist on the Hot Toddy, topped with vanilla bourbon whipped-cream.