In one of the few commercial campsites I found in Europe I was able to light a fire, I made the most of being able to cook over hot coals for a change. The smoky flavour and the joy of cooking over an open flame is something makes any meal memorable.

This particular campsite I was able to borrow a small grill which I put over the hot coals to cook a variety of fresh veggies.

Campfire cooking


1 cup of uncooked pasta

½ small head of broccoli, cut into large florets

½ small head of cauliflower, cut into large florets

1 x capsicum, any colour, cut into large pieces

2 x smoked kranksy style sausages

Fresh lemon to serve

Salad to serve, optional


  1. Build a fire where it is safe to do so. Allow the wood to burn down and create hot coals. Place a metal grill over the coals. Toss vegetables in a small amount of oil, season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place vegetables in a single layer on the grill along with the sausages
  3. Cook for 15-20 minutes, turning regularly and ensuring the sausages are well heated through.
  4. Whilst the grilled foods are cooking, bring a medium pot of water to the boil. Add pasta, stir and boil for recommended cooking time, depending on the shape. Drain and set aside.
  5. Divide pasta between plates, top with a mix of vegetables and a sausage. Drizzle with oil and squeeze over fresh lemon juice.

Serves 2


  • Cooking over hot coals is dangerous and food should not be left unattended as it can easily burn


  • Any vegetables can be used for grilling that are able to be cut into large pieces ie; zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, onion wedges
  • Any grilled meat will work with this dish, or omit for a vegetarian option

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