Campfire Cooking: Trout (and lots of other stuff!)Published on May 20, 2021
This is a quick and easy way to cook fresh caught fish, vegetables, chicken, and more! No specific measurements, just add or subtract as you prefer.
- Trout (or other small fish), cleaned
- Sliced Lemon
- Herbs: Garlic, dill, and smoked paprika work well, but use what you like!
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Green onions, onions, bell peppers, jalapeños, or whatever onions and peppers you prefer. Cherry tomatoes add a nice flavor, too!
- Place fish (one per foil packet) in large piece of aluminum foil and season with salt and pepper. Stuff cavity with butter, herbs, slices of lemon, and peppers and/or onions. If using fillets, add butter (etc) to top of fillet.
- Close foil tightly around fish so that it forms a packet that will hold the melted butter and other juices in.
- Place fish on hot coals of campfire, and place more hot coals on top. Be careful while handling the coals! Very long barbecue tongs are helpful.
- If cooking whole trout, allow about 7-10 minutes for cooking. Filleted fish takes less time, depending on the thickness of the fillets.
Bonus: This is also a great way to cook potatoes, onions, chicken, squash, and many other foods. Just play around with your preference of seasonings.