Cooking in the Mountains

BBQ or any kind of meal preparation that involves fun and the outdoors is always more about enjoying the company of those I love than the food itself, although that is important too. This season, summer into early fall, is perfect for outdoor life and outdoor cooking.

ImageI’m typing this from the Starbucks in Jackson Hole, WY with very little battery life left in my husband’s computer. We’ve been hiking and fishing and wading in alpine lakes and streams as we bond as a family. And we’ve been camping in tents and preparing most of our meals on a gas stove or directly over a campfire.Image

My favorite so far has been our dinner of Cutthroat trout which we all took a hand in catching under the dam in the Snake River. I’m happy to say I caught four of the nine we consumed! The best way to cook mountain trout is fresh with butter. That’s it. That’s all. Just butter, mountain air and flame until they are no longer raw. No salt. No pepper. No lemon. Just a whole lotta love and an appreciation for the atmosphere and the fish who presented themselves for our dinner.

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When I get home I will be posting more recipes in the comment section of my post. Mainly because I LOVE to cook and I LOVE to share. 🙂

Below please find a link to my latest book in the Warrior Chronicles: DEFENDING DESTINY.Image

Happy Reading. Happy Eating. And Happy Trails, My Friends! Love from the Tetons,


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6 Responses to Cooking in the Mountains

  1. Jill James says:

    Looks like your family was having lots of fun. We went camping a lot when I was a kid.


    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Yes! It’s wonderful here although we’re going all the time. Sure makes for good sleeping at night though. Not doing wonders for my NaNo count. Hoping to make that up on the way home when we’re stuck in the van for 22+ hours. 🙂


  2. susanrhughes says:

    Looks yummy. Do you have mosquitoes there?


    • leighmorgan1 says:

      Yes, unfortunately we do have mosquitoes. The sun and the fire smoke help keep them at bay. Warm 82-88 during the day and cool at night so when the sun goes down we add more layers and most of the time that bars them entry to our skin!


  3. Carol says:

    What a wonderful trip, Leigh! We love fresh cooked fish. Tastes yummy!


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