The delicious aroma of savory food was slowly moving across the Hyrum State Park’s beach area August 15th, when they hosted the 2012 Dutch Oven Cook off. There were 12 or more Dutch oven dishes prepared, and 9 contestants that entered into the contest. The contestants ranged in all different age groups and Dutch oven cooking experience. For some, this was their first contest, while others have entered cook-offs in the past.
It was intriguing to see how people prepared their dishes down on the beach and made everything taste so good. The two different heat sources used to cook these scrumptious entrees were briquettes and the Camp Chef stove.
The dishes ranged from Dutch oven pork ribs with homemade sauce, jambalaya with shrimp, to peach cobblers. Everything was delicious! Here are some pictures of the dishes entered:
A crowd of about 40 plus people gathered on the beach to support their fellow family and friends, “pick the brains” of the chefs, and get any helpful suggestions on how to make the best Dutch oven dish.
Others were looking for new recipes, mingling and of course there was a lot of sampling the yummy vittles!
After each entry had been judged, the contestants waited patiently to hear the winners, and shared their prize dishes with their fellow enthusiasts.
First place went to the BBQ Pork Ribs made by Casey Myers from Roy.
Second place went to the Jambalaya made by Ben Walbridge from Mendon.
Third place went to the Dutch Oven Cheesy Veggies made by Karyn Madsen.
All in all, it was a laid back, light hearted family fun event. Thank you Hyrum State Parkfor hosting and planning this event and we hope this will be an annual community event. Camp Chef was very proud to be a part of this event and is hoping for more contestants and supporters next year. Stay tuned for the information on next year’s event.