Our kids love to fish the local streams and lakes when we camp, so we often bring the fixings for campfire cooked trout just in case. They enjoy eating any type of fish and appreciate the nourishment it gives them. I swear this is because of the connection and respect they’ve formed through catching it and dressing it themselves.
A few ingredients stuffed in the cavity, a hot fire, and you have yourself a fresh meal. The skin should easily fall away from the meat once it’s done cooking.
A 10 – 12″ trout will serve one to two people, so multiply this recipe based on the number of mouths you plan to feed.
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- 1, 10 – 12” trout, gutted and prepped to cook
- Sprinkle of sea salt and pepper
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 2 slices lemon
- Sprig of fresh parsley, or a dash of dried
- 1 tsp water
- Start a campfire, establishing hot coals.
- Lay trout on a double layer of aluminum foil 6” longer than the fish.
- Open trout cavity and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add butter, lemon, and parsley.
- Add one tsp of water around the fish.
- Wrap the foil around the fish and tightly seal.
- Place on hot coals of the campfire (or on grill rack) for about 15 minutes, or until skin falls away from meat and meat easily flakes from bones.