Originally Posted by veilside180sx
Tri Tip in the meat dept. Feeds a couple of people well, and we usually buy them from Costco.
Tri tip is not a meal, it's a cut of meat.....
Originally Posted by Andy H.
Whatever's easy, hearty, and good. I've gone through my gourmet river meal phase and am now content with simple fare with most of the prep done in advance. Steaks on the grill? Great. Pasta with some good sauce and a Safeway loaf of garlic bread and salad out of the bag? Great. When planning meals, remember that folks work up an appetite on the river and that "hunger is the best sauce" and that you put a lot of effort to get wherever you're having that meal - you've got better things to do than chop carrots with your river time.
Andy - dude I think you were the one who turned me onto five minute artisan bread deal. I took some on the spring trip and dropped some pre-chopped garlic, herb, salt and olive oil on it - into the DO and people raved over it. So easy. So good. Safeway garlic bread??? Really?
Besides the premade dough travels really well.
It's not easy but I have had several people say that a DO chicken dish that I do is the best river meal they have ever had.
Shallots and garlic (lots)sauteed down a bit in olive oil. Big pile of mushrooms. Cook down with some white wine or herbed vinegar or both.
Flour, season and brown flattened chicken breast. They don't have to be cooked all the way. This is something I might try to do ahead of time and freeze to cut down cook time on the river.
Place chick breast in dutch. slather on mush, garlic, shallot on to each chick breast. Add montery jack or mozza over and bake 30-45 in the dutch.
Serve with pesto pasta. I use fresh pasta to reduce cook time.
So good and not that hard.
This is the most labor intensive meal I do on the river but it gets such good reviews that I keep doing it.
One guy who said it was his favorite river meal ever had just served up bacon wrapped filet mignon the night before that was pretty damn good, but he like this better. Don't expect leftovers.