What to prepare for a birthday in nature? A few simple recipes for delicious dishes
What is the difference between a birthday and other holidays? Well, firstly, the fact that congratulate him only one person - the originator of the celebration. Secondly, the fact that the "newborn" in turn wants to thank and surprise his friends with a delicious and original treat. And how to do it? There are lots of options, and one of them is to prepare a festive table in nature, outdoors, in the forest or at the cottage, especially if the holiday falls on warm summer months. The main advantage of such a birthday is that you do not need to pay special attention to serving the table and selecting recipes. Fresh air and hunger, inevitably arising in such a "healthy" environment, will be the best condiments for your dishes. What to cook for a birthday in nature, so it was delicious, satisfying and enjoyed by everyone? We offer several recipes for dishes that can form the basis of a festive table.
The recipe for shish kebab from pork
What to prepare for a birthday in nature as a main dish? It so happened that in the whole of the former USSR the main hot meat dish, which is cooked at the stake, was, is and, most likely, will be shish kebab for a long time. In the Caucasus - his homeland - mostly roast shish kebab from mutton. But in our shops more frequent guests are pork, beef and chicken - one of them is cooked by a decidedly shashlik favorite.
Our summer menu for the birthday will include shish kebab from pork.
For its preparation we will need:
- 2 kg of pork (rump);
- 4 onion bulbs;
- seasoning for shish kebab;
- tomato - 100 g.
Marinate meat in tomato, salt and seasonings. Refrigerate for several hours.
When the fire burns to the coals, you need to skewer the skewers on the skewers, alternating meat and onions, and then put in the brazier.
In the future, observe two rules: do not allow the ignition of coals and do not leave the meat for a long time in one position, so it does not burn. In the event of the first extinguish the flame, without losing a minute, in order to avoid the second - turn the skewers as often as possible. Proceed from the fact that ideally the shish kebab rotates continuously.
The cooking time is about 40 minutes. In order to check the readiness, pierce the meat with something sharp and make sure that the juice from it flows transparent like a tear or does not flow out at all.
In addition to the shish kebab, what to prepare for a birthday in nature? The best addition to meat is vegetables. And if we have a fire, then it's a sin not to use it. As a hot snack, we suggest preparing eggplants with bacon on skewers.
The recipe for cooking this dish is as simple as it is genius. Of the domestic preparations we will need eggplant (at the rate of 1 vegetable per 1 skewer) and a piece of fat.
At home cut the eggplants with rings as thick as half a centimeter, bacon - slices thinner. Add salt and vegetables. On the spot you will only have to string alternately eggplants with bacon on skewers and bake in a charcoal until golden brown. Rotate the skewers with vegetables you need with no less zeal than with meat.
However, some baked eggplants should not be limited. On the skewers will be well prepared and other vegetables: Bulgarian pepper, tomatoes, onions - all this can be alternated and so alternately offer guests. In addition to baked, fresh vegetables will be very handy: tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers. It is better to take them with you whole, and already cut into large pieces on the ground, especially if you spend a children's holiday. Because to cook for the birthday of a child in the forest is best such dishes that will not crumble, drip, dirty hands and clothes.
In the forest or on the lawn, it's quite inconvenient to deal with cooking, so it will be superfluous to prepare something at home. Can you still cook for a birthday in nature? For example, portion dishes: pies, roll in pita bread with fish, potatoes baked or fried whole. Take plenty of fresh bread, sauces and greens. Donuts, cookies, sweets, marshmallows and pastilles will suit sweeties. And do not forget about drinks, napkins and dishes.