This is an extraordinary and very ordinary meal at the same time. Probably something not many people will cook when camping…
‘Spag hoops and seaweed’ will be in all the top restaurants this time next year….. may be not. But it is guaranteed that not many families will have cooked this when camping.
The Ordinary: Spag Hoop Stew
Quite simply, it’s what you cook when you run out of food and need to go to the local shop near the campsite, where you end up grabbing various odds and ends.
You quite simply throw it all in the Dutch Oven and create a stew.
I think this one consisted of some sausages (sliced), tin of tomatoes, tin of mixed vegetables, a tin a beans, and of course, a tin of slag hoops.
The Extraordinary: Crispy Seaweed
Have you ever been to a Chinese restaurant and had proper crispy seaweed (not the fried cabbage version)? Well that’s what we cooked at the campsite.
The seaweed in this case was ‘Enteromorpha’, also called ‘Green Nori’, and is one of the edible seaweeds found around the shores of Britain. We picked it fresh from remote rocks that afternoon when we were with Ant, the Kayak King.
Now you should not go foraging for food to serve to your family without being 100% certain it is safe. Fortunately we were with an experienced guide.
You can eat this seaweed raw, or make crispy seaweed.
We added some sugar to the seaweed as it baked.
Unfortunately our dash at the local shop meant we didn’t have the right ingredients to make an appropriate oriental dish to go with it. Hey ho, Spag Hoops and Seaweed was born 😉
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