Campfire Fish Recipe

Campfire Fish on Foil
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3 lbs. dressed smelt or other small fish
Butter or olive oil to grease foil and fish
1/3 cup chopped parsley (or other herbs)
2 teaspoons salt and pepper
1/3 cup chopped onion
3 bacon strips, cut in half
Optional ideas: Garlic wedges, lemon slices


Clean, wash, and dry fish.

Cut 6 pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil, 12 x 12 inches each. Grease lightly.

Divide fish into 6 portions. Place fish on foil (or leaves). It helps to spread the fish with butter or olive oil.

Season with salt and butter. Season with optional herbs, garlic, lemon.

Place onion and parsley on fish. Top with bacon.

Bring foil over fish and seal edges with double folds. If you’re using leaves, make sure they overlap to cover the fish completely. Secure the leaves to keep them closed.

Place packages on hot coals or on a grill about 4 inches from hot coals. Turn after five minutes.

It takes about 10 minutes to cook fish thoroughly, sometimes up to 15 minutes. The fish is cooked completely when it easily flakes apart with a fork and is no longer translucent.


Serves 6

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Love it!!!

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