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3 Must-try Recipes for Camping Vacations

Meal planning for RVing is part of the adventure; try these tips and recipes to help maximize the camping experience

The rich, flaky texture of fresh trout is brought to life while the addition of nuts add a nice crunch and a rich nutty flavor. (Photo by Jeff Simpson, In-Fisherman) The rich, flaky texture of fresh trout is brought to life while the addition of nuts add a nice crunch and a rich nutty flavor. (Photo by Jeff Simpson, In-Fisherman)

By: Todd Smith

It’s summer and the living is easy. The camping is easy, too, especially if taking an RV vacation.

Renting an RV is super easy from almost anywhere in the country and the choices of places to go – and fish along the way – are as wide open as your imagination. Here are three of our favorite getaways to August and September.

The fun part about RVing is you can find fresh ingredients along the way or bring your catch in at the end of the day. You have a full kitchen right there in camp, with everything you need to turn out crowd-pleasing meals without hassling dinner reservations or dragging people away from lakeside activities just because it’s time to find a spot to eat. And with always-hungry kids, you can serve healthy snacks and food on your schedule.

Summer is berry-picking time and whether you stop at a farmers’ market to pick up whatever is growing locally, or spend an hour picking wild berries along the roadside with the kids, you’ll love what you can turn out. And nothing tastes better than fresh fish caught from lakes or streams you’ll be visiting along the way.

From berries to great tasting fish, we’ve got you covered. Here are three of our favorite summer recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Best Pancakes Ever!

This easy-to-make recipe makes the best pancakes I’ve ever tasted. Try it with blueberries, raspberries or blackberries you pick along the trail or find at a local farmers’ market. Serve with smoked bacon and you’ll get your day off to a great start.

For the full recipe and to explore more RVing adventures go to: http://outdoorchannel.com/weekendsaway/adirondacks/

Pan Fried Trout with Hazelnuts

Trout fishing is widespread across much of America. This recipe brings the rich, flaky texture of fresh trout to life while the addition of nuts add a nice crunch and a rich nutty flavor.

Combine this with a garden salad made with fresh greens you pick up at a local farmers’ market along your route or some fresh-picked corn on the cob roasted over the coals of your campfire and you’ll be in heaven.

For the full recipe from our expert in the Rockies, go to: http://outdoorchannel.com/weekendsaway/steamboat-lake/

Awesome Fish Stew

Finally, as summer wanes and nights get cooler, or after a day when perhaps a late-summer thunderstorm caught you out on the trail and the crew comes back wet and cold, there is nothing like a hot fish chowder to put a smile back on everyone’s face.

This is a traditional Finnish fish stew from the far reaches of the Copper Harbor region in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s called Kala Mojakka, pronounced “ga-la-moy-ya-ka,” and it’s super easy to make.

The locals like to make this recipe with splake, which is a cross between a brook trout and a lake trout found in this region, but walleye, trout, panfish, salmon, or just about any fish you can think of will work.

Toss in a half-pound of shrimp and add your favorite spicy seasoning and make your own creole-style fish boil right in the kitchen of your RV.

For this and other tasty recipes go to: http://outdoorchannel.com/weekendsaway/copper-harbor/.

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