This warming Thai curry is super flexible and easy to cook on a camp stove, even a kind of random one that burns wood!
Travelling to Thailand a few years ago has inspired us to create flavoursome and fresh meals on our adventures. Being immersed in the culture and watching locals harvest produce and bring it back to their village was quite the treat!
There were so many dishes we thoroughly enjoyed, but for camping and hiking we chose one dish that nobody could go wrong with! The best thing about this Thai Green Fish Curry is that it can be done with fresh or dehydrated ingredients.
If you’re out on the trails, substitute the fresh for freeze-dried vegetables and coconut milk powder. You can mix a variety of vegetables into the pot, add a different protein if you’d like, the list goes on. Give it a go!
Read more: How to Make This Hiking Pad Thai
- In a pot, add some oil and throw in curry leaves and their green curry paste, fry for 30 seconds
- Add coconut milk and bring to a simmer
- Chuck in the fish and cauliflower, cook for roughly two minutes (depending on cut)
- Add remaining vegetables and cook until tender
- Add salt and sugar to taste
- Top with green chilli and thai basil
- Serve with rice
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Our Thoughts on The BioLite CampStove
We decided to test out the BioLite CampStove2 for this meal. This particular piece of gear is our first wood-fired stove and we were very keen on having something that didn’t need gas as fuel. We love it, but it did have some downsides.
What We Love:
- Portable – Small and compact stove, easy to carry and throw in a bag
- Ditch the gas – This stove is fuelled by wood, there’s no need to carry gas cannisters, which means less weight.
- LED Dashboard – Informs you of the temperature, fan strength and charge of the battery pack
- Fan forced – Air circulates well once started to keep fire burning at maximum temperature
- Compatible with other BioLite products such as the Portable Grill and Flex Light
- Battery Pack – Charges devices for emergency use, can charge with fire going or without as long as the pack is charged
What Could Be Improved:
- If you aren’t using fire starters it can be quite challenging to get your kindling lit and keep the smoke from overtaking the flame
- Fed constantly – In order to boil or cook efficiently on this stove, it would be ideal for two people to be present. One to feed the fire and one to cook. Constantly having to take the pot off the stove can be frustrating
- Wet wood – Sometimes you might not have a choice and only have damp wood available, which means that it would be tricky to get maximum heat from the unit
- Heavy – Compared to other stoves on the market, the CampStove 2 weighs approximately 1.18kg
- Fire Ban – We love camping in summer, though we are all familiar with the hot days we get here in Aus where you wouldn’t be able to use this stove
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