Dehydration recipes for extended full pack walking
health roll-up - much admired on a pack walk in the Snowies
Mix well and dry approx. 16 hours at 55C or medium.
Trisha's suggestion: They are better if dried for less time and rolled up when still soft and not brittle.(rolled like a stuffed vine leaf) and eaten when a bit softer.
Fresh fruit for Scroggin
Purchase quality fruit; prepare for drying, using a sharp knife peel off skin and slice into strips or round pieces, between 3 and 5 millimetres thick, place into dryer trays.
Drying time is between 5 and 7 hours, and is dependent on room temperature and placement of fruit in the trays. Remove from dryer when fruit is still just a little soft in the centre. Place into zip lock bags and into the fruit section of the fridge. Use inside 2 months.
2 Mangoes, 1 Pineapple and 4 Kiwi Fruit = equalled less than 200 grams dried weight.
Summary; some fruits appear to dry better than others do and then 1 month later on the track retain their original taste better than others. Experiment with your favourite fruits. For me mango, pineapple and kiwi fruit give you sweetness, taste and energy, just what you need on your 3rd or 4th day on the track.
Tomatoes for Lunch.
Summary; Great with Cheese, cracker biscuits and Tuna or other ingredients of your choice.
Lentil Curry as You Like It
Cook rice separately,
dry separately but rehydrate together.
is a warning though . . . . . it really needs to be cooked (i.e. boiled)
over a fire due the 13 minutes cooking time - too much gas? Also, don't
plan on keeping the zip-lock bag at the end, but it was delicious.
Main Meal, Satay Beef
Morrie has a 5 tray Sunbeam Food Dryer and nowadays only uses 3 or 4 trays at a time to allow for better air circulation and faster drying times.
Purchase 550 grams
lean Mince. One can of Asia @ Home Thai Satay (stir fry sauce 300g )
one can of Edgell Baby Peas & sweet corn (420g) 2 good sized carrots.
Add a little olive oil to a hot pan brown meat and cook, then add peas, corn and carrots and let simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Place in fridge for a few hours or overnight.
Next, spread evenly out onto the dryer trays to start the drying process = 5 to 7 hours. Do not over dry, divide and weigh into even portions and place into zip lock bags, label and place into the fridge. Use within 2 months.
Summarize; The above portions serve 3, usually I enjoy 1 serve immediately and dry 2 serves. Later, on the track at day's end, boil about 1 cup 200 - 250ml of water and add one serve of Satay Beef to the billy. Let stand for an hour, stir occasionally, then gently bring to a simmer and enjoy.
By Morrie Donovan.
Roast pumpkin, fetta and baby spinach penne
Preheat oven to
moderately hot 200C. Place pumpkin in a roasting tin with the rosemary,
garlic and 1 tablespoon olive oil, and toss to coat.
Meantime, cook the penne in a large saucepan until al dente, drain, return to pan, stir in butter. Keep warm.
Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan over medium heat, add the onion and cook for 3-5 min, then add the honey and cook for 2 min, or until the onion starts to caramelise. Add the stock and simmer gently for 5-7 min or until slightly reduced.
Add the roast pumpkin
to the onion mixture, stir to combine, then add to the pasta with the
feta and spinach. Toss to combine and season to
Trisha's Vegetable Stir-fry
1 tablespoon grated
Combine ginger, lemon juice, honey and tomato sauce. Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan. Stir-fry vegetables until tender. Mix in ginger etc.
Add cooked rice and soy sauce and mix with vegetables.
Dry for about 6 hours
750g chicken or
beef rump steak, sliced thinly
Combine meat in large bowl with half of the combined ginger, lemon juice, honey and tomato sauce. Heat half of the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Stir-fry undrained meat mixture, in batches, until browned. Heat remaining oil in same wok: stir-fry vegetables until just tender. Return meat to wok with remaining tomato sauce mixture and soy sauce, stir-fry until sauce boils.
Makes 4 meals.
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