The Camp Cook

That’s me sitting in the John Day river on the Stanley Ranch with a bottle of scotch and a cigar.  Now is that living or what!

Marlene Stanley is the owner of a magnificent ranch here in the high country of central Oregon.  It is a paradise for her and her family, her horses as well as the many wild animals that live here.  While Marlene is caring and generous toward the wildlife, there is a little hunting going on here.  Wherever there are hunters, there must be some one to cook—that’s where I come in.  While the Campcook cookbook deals largely with wild game, there are lots of other categories as well– you just have to check it out.

These recipes are not all developed by me. This is a collection from Marlene, family, friends and many others too numerous to mention, just understand that I do pay them respect.  Good cooking takes good ingredients and time, don’t cut it short.  Along the way you’ll notice the inclusion of a little libation for “cookie”—that would be me, in your kitchen, you enjoy the process.  Always read every recipe all the way through before starting as I don’t always tell you everything up front (sneaky huh?

The first Campcook cookbook was written nearly 10 years ago followed by a second edition in 2005 which saw two separate printings.  Now in 2012 the history of the printed “Campcook Cookbook” comes to an end with its future being “on line”.  This will allow wider distribution and make it easier for me to maintain and update on a regular basis.  Here under Campcook you will find a list of updates as they occur in the future.  Should you have a printed copy of the Campcook hang on to it– I’m sure it will be worth millions some day!

2012 Additions:

Spicy Salt & Pepper Shrimp, under Fish

Chipotle Lime Butter, under Marinades & Sauces

Roasted Baby Carrots, under Side Dishes

Breakfast Sausage, under Side Dishes

Sweet Italian Sausage, under Side Dishes

Cocoa Brownies, under Dessert

Flourless Chocolate Cake, under Dessert

Cedar Plank Salmon, under Fish

Marinated Onions, under Side Dishes

Pan Seared Scallops with Avocado Salsa, under Fish & Appetizer

Bulgarian Flourless Chocolate Cake, under Dessert

Fire Roasted Tomato Bisque, under Side Dishes

Ceasar Salad Dressing, under Salads

Salmon with Sweet Chili Glaze, under Fish

Spanish Peanut Cookies, under Dessert

Sriracha-Soy Fried Chicken, under Fowl

Classic Bread Pudding, under Dessert

Red Wine Reduction Sauce, under Marinades and Sauces

Venison with Fruit and Red Wine Reduction Sauce, under Venison

Slow Roasted Pork with Peach Sauce, under Pork

Mussels, Wood Roasted, under Fish

2013 Additions

Mexican Chicken, under Fowl

Individual Potato Galete, under Side Dishes

Mexican Baked Fish, under Fish

Fish in Poblano Chile Sauce, under Fish

Corn Torte, under Side Dishes

Brown Rice, Tomatoes and Basil, under Side Dishes

Pork Sliders, under Pork

Mango Salsa, under Appetizers and Marinades and Sauces

Lemon Cake, under Desserts

Jack Flemmings Wild Game Roll Ups, under Appetizers

Green Beans Stewed with Onions, Tomatoes and Dill, under Side Dishes

Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing, under Salads

Grill Roasted Beef Short Ribs, under Beef

Oyster Stew, under Fish

Pumpkin Bread, under Side Dishes

Blue Stilton Pears, under Desserts and Salads

2014  Additions

Peppercorn Sauce by Chuck Blackmon, under Beef & Sauces

Peppercorn Sauce by Campcook, under Beef & Sauces

Sauteed Green Beans With Garlic & Herbs, under Side Dishes

Grilled Fruit, under Side Dishes & Desserts

Razor Clams, under Fish

Carne Asada Marinade, under Marinades

Roasted Berries, under Desserts

Caesar Roasted Fish, under Fish

Kale and Apple Salad, under Salads

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli, under Side Dishes

Brisket, under Beef

Baked Beans, under Side Dishes

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts, under Side Dishes

Brisket Slow Cooker Style, under Beef

Lemon Sauce, under Marinades & Sauces

Salted Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bites, under Desserts

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookies, under Desserts

Deep Dish Brownies, under Desserts

2015 Additions

Rib Eyes & Stilton Sauce, under beef

Stilton Sauce, under Marinades and Sauces

Buttercream Frosting, under Desserts

Kale Breakfast Salad, under Salads & Side Dishes

Black Bean & Sausage Soup, under Side Dishes

Carne Asada, under Beef

Pasta Sauce, under Marinades and Sauces

2016 Additions

Chipotle Chicken Thighs, under Fowl

Moroccan Stew, under Beef and Elk

Pesto Baked Salmon, under Fish

Wild Turkey (2) under Fowl

Chili Verde under Pork

Shrimp Mango Tacos under Fish

Bone In Pork Rib Roast under Pork

2017 Additions

Asparagus the easy way under Side Dishes