Campfire Fish

    17 min

    If you're camping, this is a delicious way to prepare dinner. Whole fish is cooked in the fire in a foil parcel. This recipe calls for trout, but almost any fish will work. If you don't have a campfire, you can do this with your BBQ.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 whole trout, cleaned and head removed
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 60g butter, divided
    • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
    • 1 clove garlic, minced

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Ready in:17min 

    1. Place each trout on a piece of aluminium foil. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then stuff each cavity with 1/4 of the butter, green pepper and garlic if using.
    2. Roll the trout tightly in the foil, forming parcels. Use some additional foil to secure each parcel of fish to a metal toasting rod for use as a handle when removing fish from the fire.
    3. Cover the fish parcels in the red hot, smouldering coals of your campfire and cook until the fish is done, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the heat of the fire.

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    Reviews in English (4)


    love this works very well on the BBQ as well and for most fish.  -  23 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made this with trout my husband caught up in AR couple of weeks ago. It was good. A little boring for me but still easy and came out very flaky and tender. My husband thought it was good too.  -  17 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have cooked trout this way for years. However I use stuffing mix (stovetop our similar) to fill the fish. Works easily with campfire our on grill. I also place thin sliced butter between foul and fish inn each side. The fish skin will peel right off with the foil when you open it and leaves a moist, flavorful trout with it's own side dish. Perfect when camping and fresh caught trout.  -  10 Oct 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)