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Backpacker Magazine – February 2008

Camp Stove Cooking: Curry in a Hurry

4 easy recipes that will warm your whole body.

by: Kelly Bastone, Photos by Justin Bailie

Masman Curry, Justin Bailie
Masman Curry, Justin Bailie
Thai Green Curry, Justin Bailie
Thai Green Curry, Justin Bailie
Caribbean Pineapple Curry, Justin Bailie
Caribbean Pineapple Curry, Justin Bailie

Caribbean Pineapple Curry
Give your camp dinner a tropical flair

1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 cup red bell pepper, julienned
1/2 onion, peeled
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon generic curry powder
1 7-oz. pouch pre-cooked chicken breast (optional)
1 mini bottle of rum
1 snack container (4 oz.) pineapple chunks
1 1/2 cups instant rice

At Home
Combine jalapeno and garlic in a zip-top bag.

In Camp
Add rum to chicken pouch and set aside to marinate. Slice garlic and onion. Boil 1 1/2 cups water, stir in rice, then cover. In a pot, heat oil and fry jalapeno and garlic for 30 seconds. Add onion, pepper, and curry. Stir for 3 minutes or until veggies soften. Add pineapple, rum, and chicken (if using) and cook till heated through. Pour over rice. Serves 2.

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David Clark
Jun 13, 2008

Caribbean Pineapple Curry - All I had was rum extract and I used the whole bottle. It was a bit too much. Next time I will do without the rum and maybe double the curry, garlic and rice. Easily feeds two

Erik Bodin
Apr 16, 2008

The Indian Red Curry was a great warm up after a December day on the trail in Virginia. The cold rain held off till off the trail, but poured buckets from the time the stove got fired up till morning. The curry was a big hit with my companions. Easy to prep with enough heat for those who like spice but not too much for those who don't like the burn.


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