Foil is the ultimate secret weapon when it comes to cooking while camping: little has to be done to throw together something tasty, and clean up doesn't get easier. Pair together different herbs, jams, or fruits on fish, wrap it in foil, and toss on the coals to infuse the fish with smokey deliciousness. 

For this recipe, layer herbs, lemon, and dijon mustard on salmon in tin foil and place directly in the fire for a quick and easy gourmet dinner at the camp site. 


  • 4 salmon filets
  • 8 slices of lemon
  • 4 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 4 sprigs of dill
  • 4 sprigs of tarragon
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 2 garlic gloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper
  • Tin foil

1. Season salmon filets liberally with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Spread 1 tbsp. of dijon mustard on the tops of each salmon filets

2.  Layer 2 lemon slices, a sprig of tarragon and dill, a few slices of shallot, 1 tbsp. of butter, and some garlic on each salmon filet. Splash the tops of the filets with a big gulp of olive oil

3. Wrap salmon filets individually in tin foil

4. Put tin foil wrapped salmon directly in fire

5. Cook for 6-8 minutes, or until fish is cooked

6. Serve with bacon wrapped mushrooms stuffed with blue cheese and herbs


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