“I make wild garlic pesto with fresh wild garlic picked from the woods just near where we live, cut open some sweet potatoes, fill them with butter and the homemade pesto, wrapped them in foil and just pop them in the embers of the fire for about an hour. They taste amazing straight from the foil! A great way to warm you up as the sun sets and the temperature drops before a night in a tent.”
1 sweet potato per person (or more if you’re feeling hungry!)
For the pesto
Lots of fresh wild garlic
A handful of basil leaves or dried basil
A healthy glug of olive oil (or any other oil)
A dash of cider or white wine vinegar
A pinch of salt
A few chilli flakes
Blend the pesto ingredients using a food processor or pestle and mortar.
Cut open your sweet potatoes (longways works best) and fill with a knob of butter and your freshly made pesto.
Squeeze shut and wrap well in foil, before placing in the embers of your fire or BBQ for about an hour. Potatoes should be soft with crispy skin, and the filling should be hot and bubbling.