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Cornish Hen Cassarole in an Aluminum Dutch Oven

afternoon folks I’m Dave Canterbury with
self-reliance Outfitters in the
Pathfinder school we’re going to do
today is we’re going to cook ourselves a
Cornish hen casserole and it’s aluminum
Dutch oven using our modified fire irons
as a trivet so pretty simple stuff we’ve
got a Cornish hen we have four cheese
rice we have an open package of potatoes
we have some dried soup greens a bag of
red potatoes and some Old Bay seasoning
so first things first we’re going to put
a little bit of water in our Dutch oven
and we’re going to throw some soup
greens in there
set that aside then we’re going to come
in here and put about yeah I don’t know
many potatoes as we care to look at in
there and we’re going to quarter them up
all right so pretty much covered the
bottom of the pile with tails and now
we’re going to take the rice we’re going
to put it in there as well just like
this spread it out over the top like
this just kind of make our sauce a
little platter right there in the middle
all right so the next step in the puzzle
here is to get our bird check the inside
make sure they didn’t stick the entrails
inside there because sometimes they tend
to do that we’re going to come through
here and we’re going to cut him right
down the back just like this just like
that and open him up just like this
we’re going to spread that right on the
top just like this okay tuck those wings
off to the side a little bit then come
in here and season it real well just
like this a little bit old bay a little
bit old bay now once we get a better
coals ready to cook now about every 15
minutes you’re going to want to turn
this thing so that you get even cooking
and I just use an old fire poker for
that most of time that I forged on the
forge pick up the pot moving a quarter
of a turn set it down and then take your
lid and spin that a quarter of a turn
wait 15 minutes now a lot of guys will
tell you that you got to have big chunks
of hardwood coals for Dutch oven cooking
I say baloney on that I cook lots of
food and I cook lots of food with small
sticks and when I say small I’m not
talking about pencil size although I do
use pencil size sticks but I’m talking
about sticks not much bigger than my
thumb as fuel and I keep a little pile
of them off to the side you can see them
over there burning right off on the side
of the fire there and those are the
coals that I’ll used to push underneath
that Dutch oven when the stuff that’s
under there goes out I don’t really want
a bunch of flame under there but little
bitty flames coming up aren’t hurting
anything I don’t want a big roaring fire
into there but I’ve got it covered I’ve
got the wind block a little bit on two
sides so I’m controlling the burn of
those smaller pieces of fuel and it’s a
whole lot easier to find a lot of small
sticks than it is to cut up a bunch of
wood and build a big fire and wait for
it to burn down
all right so it’s been about another 15
minutes we need to go ahead and turn
this boot just make sure you pick it up
in the center pretty easy
turn your lid should be good to this
point I probably won’t add any more wood
to the side you get any more cold I
think I got plenty now about another 20
minutes we’ll check our temperature and
see what we’re at
hey I’ve knocked the ashes off the lid
here in the coal so we could kind of
look and see what we got going on here
again you know this uh fire poker works
pretty good for me oh man we look at
that
chao-li all right let’s check our
temperature the best way to do that is
to put your thermometer in the thickest
part of the thigh and see what you get
I got that black thing set right where
we need to be so we’re at about 165
really we’re actually done right now all
right so we’re good to go
and check the other five just to make
sure stick it in this one in the thick
part here here we got
okay both these things are done for sure
now we know we’re good and safe let’s
get this thing off the fire stir it up
see what we got okay so here’s one big
advantage to this thing I see already
this thing hasn’t been off the fire for
five minutes and I can already
comfortably touch it man does that thing
look good a little bit of skin stuck to
our lid right there not a big deal set
that upside down off to the side now
anybody tells you you can’t cook in
aluminum Dutch oven man oh man they
don’t know what they’re talking about I
mean look at that thing ain’t nothing
but to the bottom of that pan at all
everything is done perfectly that is
wonderful
my gosh look at that five phone off of
there man look at that wait this one for
me and one for you buddy okay you gotta
let yours cool down and I got to strip
it so just hang tight well
Rufus didn’t waste no time waiting on
the camera his bowl is completely empty
here and I haven’t had a chance to
hardly get in your mind yet
man man look at that that is just great
oh man Rufus holy cow that’s just
perfect
we’re done brother good huh that tastes
good or why it’s extra good folks I’m
Dave Canterbury with path our school
self-reliance out there I appreciate you
joining matter for another quick video
today on our camp cooking series on
making a Cornish hen casserole in an
aluminum Dutch oven
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as soon as I can
thanks guys

Aluminum Dutch Oven Buyers’ Guide

How to restore an aluminum dutch oven?

Because aluminum is not a very hard metal, it cannot withstand the cleaning methods that are used for washing iron. In a lye bath which would be used on a cast iron, aluminum will quickly dissolve. Clean your aluminum pot by boiling water in the pan or soaking it in very hot water. Scrub off any residue using a pad that will not scratch the metal or leave any marks. Never use any metal utensils on aluminum cookware. You can also add a few tablespoons of cream of tartar sauce into the boiling water to remove any dark stains.

How to care for an aluminum dutch oven?

Your dutch oven should be washed using hot water and mild dish detergent after every single use and dried thoroughly. More stubborn residue should be cleaned using a short cycle in a self-cleaning oven. The pot can be placed inside for around an hour, which will cook any organic remains to a powder that will be easily rinsed off. Remove any non-aluminum parts before you place the dutch oven into an oven. Use 400-600 grit sandpaper to wipe the dutch oven interior to polish it thoroughly. Next, fold a piece of cloth and wet it. Dip this cloth into a rubbing compound and rub it thoroughly all over the pot interior as if you are cleaning it. Polishing should only be done once every few months.

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Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I've worked as a chef in a 4* restaurant.