Gourmet Glamping

Words by Lauren Hedenkamp
Photos by Sarah Terranova
Sarah Terranova Photography, Lauren Hedenkamp, Vintage KC, The Royal Relic
Change up the traditional warm weather activity of camping by adding an upscale vintage twist and start glamping! Elevate a regular spring menu while glamping or at home with these two vintage inspired recipes with modern twists!

Salmon with Thyme and Coconut Oil, and an Asparagus Tartlet enhances the seasonal asparagus vegetable and highlights the elegance of using simple ingredients with well-cooked fish. A simple bright table setting can transport camping into an effortlessly beautiful vintage experience. A 1971 Swiss Colony glamper has been transformed through flowers, vintage dishes, utensils, glassware and linens.

Cooking Note: The glamper must be connected to gas and power to complete these recipes.


 

Sarah Terranova Photography, Lauren Hedenkamp, Vintage KC, The Royal Relic

Spring Asparagus Tartlet

Cooking Utensils:

5in. Cast Iron Skillet

Cutting Board

Knife

Measuring spoons

Ingredients (serves 4):

16-18 Spears Asparagus

1 Tablespoon Butter

3 Sprigs Thyme

1 teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar

1 teaspoon Honey

1 Sheet of Puff Pastry (cut to size of skillet)

StepByStep Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°

2. Wash and cut asparagus spears to fit vintage cast iron skillet.

3. Melt 1/2 Tablespoon of butter in skillet over medium heat; add asparagus spears and sprigs of thyme. Par-cook them for about 5 minutes.

4. Remove from heat, mix in vinegar, remove mixture onto separate plate and set aside.

5. Melt 1/2 Tablespoon of butter on skillet. Open thawed puff pastry sheet, fit puff pastry into buttered skillet. Cut excess pastry on the edges. Fork the bottom of the pastry.

6. Place asparagus mixture inside puff pastry and drizzle honey over asparagus.

7. Place skillet in oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and portion out four pieces.


 

Sarah Terranova Photography, Lauren Hedenkamp, Vintage KC, The Royal Relic

Salmon with Thyme and Coconut Oil

Ingredients (serves 4):

4 salmon filets

1 large spoonful Coconut Oil

1 Bushel Thyme

Salt for seasoning

Cooking Utensils:

10in. Cast Iron Skillet

1 Large Spoon

StepByStep Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°

2. Place skillet over medium heat. Melt coconut oil.

3. Place each salmon fillet face down to coat in coconut oil, and once coated, flip them over to coat the other side.

4. Place several sprigs of thyme on top of each fillet. Season with salt.

5. Place skillet in oven for 30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.

6. Serve and Enjoy!

The Gourmet Glamping team, Lauren Hedenkamp and Sarah Terranova, became fast friends in Italy when they met studying in the same art and photo program. Their mutual love of art and food is captured by Sarah’s food photography background and Lauren’s styling (with her love of all things vintage, including her glamper, Ellie – used for event rental and soon to be pop up shop for The Royal Relic).

All utensils and cooking ware provided by The Royal Relic.