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Culinary Adventures on Shasta Lake

Culinary Recipes Tailored for the Houseboat Experience

Dive into our collection of recipes curated for the houseboat environment. Relish lakeside dining like never before.
Tasty treats from our Recipe Contest. Try these winning recipes on your next houseboat vacation!

The Blue Squealer Burger

J. Senger
Mission Viejo, California
  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bacon, blue cheese, green onions, Worcestershire sauce and steak seasoning and mix well with hands.
  3. Shape the mixture into 6 equal-sized patties.
  4. Grill for 8 to 12 minutes, or until cooked to medium-well or well-done, turning halfway through the grilling.
  5. Serve patties on toasted hamburger buns with shredded lettuce and creamy blue cheese dressing. Favorite burger toppings can be substituted for the blue cheese dressing.

Serves 6

Easy Breaded Romano Chicken

K. Salstrom
Lincoln, California
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place melted butter in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together breadcrumbs, Romano cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Dip each chicken breast first in the butter, then in the breadcrumb mixture.
  5. Place coated chicken breasts in a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish.
  6. Sprinkle remaining breadcrumb mixture over the chicken.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

Serves 4

Chili Cheese Melts

M. Young
Redding, California
  1. In medium bowl, mix butter, chilies, mayonnaise and cheese.
  2. Spread mixture onto bread slices.
  3. Place on a cookie sheet and broil until bubbly. Very yummy!

Serves 20

Fruit Crisp

S. Crowley
Millbrae, California
At home before the trip, mix thoroughly in zipper plastic bag: flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Add melted butter to the bag and mix well. Mixture should be crumbly.
  3. Slice fruit.
  4. Place sliced fruit in a 9″ X 13″ pan and top with oatmeal mixture.
  5. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.

During the summer time, we usually do this in the morning when the weather is cool and sit around the front deck preparing the fruit and chatting. This is a fun time and then the oven is not heating up the houseboat in the afternoon when the weather is hot.

Serves 12-15

Leftovers are great for breakfast.