Miniumum Ingredients - Minimum Fuss
lamb chutney casserole


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Minimum Ingredients - Minimum Fuss

These days we are all looking for meals that are quick to prepare, using minimum ingredients, and yet still taste great.

This is not only applicable to busy Mums (and Dads) at home, but is also pertinent for travellers and campers who can't carry the kitchen pantry with them.

Here are just a couple of recipes that you'll hopefully want to add to your camping recipe cookbook - they are easy to make and taste really good. They might not look the prettiest, but they don't lack any flavour.


lamb chutney casserole Chutney Chops

A delicious, quick easy casserole - the end flavour will depend on the chutney you use.
Serves 4

6 to 8 Lamb chump or BBQ chops
1 x onion - chopped
1 x med/lg jar chutney - use whatever you've got on hand. I had some old half-used jars of tomato chutney of various flavours (one was a hot one)
2 tspns curry powder - optional, but gives the flavour a nice boost (omit if you've got kids who don't like curry)

Heat a little oil in a pan, add the onions and cook until softened.
Add the chops and brown.
Add the chutney, curry powder and about 2 cups of water and mix well (you made need more water; it should be enough so the chutney/water almost covers the chops).
Bring to the boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer, lid on, and cook for about 1 hour or until the chops are tender.
Serve with some mashed potato.


Green tomato chutney chickenGreen Tomato Chutney Chicken

This recipe comes from the 'ladies' who cooked for us last year while we were on a houseboat on Lake Kariba in Zambia - during our LOE trip.
It was loved by all and even when the chicken had gone, everybody kept going back just to have the remaining sauce on some rice!!!
It's not pretty to look at, but it is so good.

1 x whole chicken cut into pieces - or to make life easier, use about 8 chicken pieces (thighs, legs, etc)
1 x pkt French onion soup
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 cup of green tomato chutney
1 cup milk

Mix all ingredients together, place in a baking pan or dish and bake for an hour.
Serve with rice and salad.

Viv's hint: You could cook this in your camp oven, or on the stove top in a heavy based pan.
Keep the lid slightly off the top of the pan to prevent the milk/mayonnaise from separating.

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