We need fishing lessons when we are making campfire meals in foil like this!
So even though we go fishing on camp trips … when my Campfire Grilled Fish In Foil Packets With White Wine And Garlic Sauce Camping Recipe is on our camp menu, I go “fishing” in the seafood department of my favorite grocery store!
No judging, please.
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- 2 Print This Campfire Grilled Fish In Foil Packets With White Wine And Garlic Sauce Camping Recipe
- 3 Ingredients
- 4 Instructions
- 5 Notes
- 6 Recommended Products
- 7 Catching Your Dinner
- 8 VIDEO Campfire Grilled Fish In Foil Packets With White Wine And Garlic Sauce Camping Recipe
Campfire Grilled Fish In Foil Packets With White Wine And Garlic Sauce Camping Recipe
As written, this recipe serves 4 but because they are individual packets this meal can be easily scaled up to feed larger groups or down to make camping meals for two.
Cooking in foil packets around the campfire ring is always a good time and bound to lead to the story of the big one that got away!
This is one of my favorite campfire recipes because it is super simple, moist, flavorful and relatively healthy (but keep that under your hat so it doesn’t get the ‘healthy tastes horrible’ tag and nobody wants to try it!)
Start your campfire or charcoal briquettes.
Camp Cooking Tip: When you are cooking over a campfire, you need to start the fire early enough so you have coals (rather than flames) at the time you begin cooking.
If you are one of those campers who struggles with getting your fires going, don’t worry … you are not alone!
Check out these tips on using camping fire starters and you’ll never have trouble starting your campfires again!
Prep your ingredients.
Camping Flexible Cutting Mats
There is not much prep work for this easy Campfire Grilled Fish In Foil Packets With White Wine And Garlic Sauce Camping Recipe!
You just need to chop some garlic, basil and tomatoes.
I like using my Camping Flexible Cutting Mats for prep work at the campsite.
They are lightweight, come in 3 sizes for different tasks, easily curl to funnel food into cooking vessels and they hang on hooks when you are done with them!
Prepare the foil packets and layer ingredients in each packet.
Seal them for cooking.
Cook the foil packets over your campfire coals.
You don’t have to turn these packets because the fish is actually steaming beautifully!
Depending on how thick your fish is, this is one of the fastest cooking camping fish recipes you will make … it cooks in about 10 minutes!
Camp Cooking Tip: When you are cooking in foil packets, make sure you have heavy duty, heat resistant gloves or long tongs in your campfire cooking kit so you can easily handle the hot foil packs without getting burned.
Print This Campfire Grilled Fish In Foil Packets With White Wine And Garlic Sauce Camping Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
- 4 pieces white fish (use your favorite white flaky fish, if the pieces are small use 2 per person)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 4 small tomatoes, diced (or about 16 cherry tomatoes cut in half)
- 1 cup white wine
- Start your campfire or charcoal grill for cooking at medium heat.
- Lay out 4 pieces of foil (long enough to fold into packets). Fold up the sides of the foil to create a sort of bowl to contain the wine when you pour it into the foil packets.
- Salt and pepper both sides of the fish.
- Evenly divide the ingredients for all of the foil packets. On each piece of foil, layer the fish, butter, garlic, basil, tomatoes and wine.
- Seal the foil packets for cooking. Watch my video to see how.
- Cook over medium heat of campfire coals or charcoal briquettes until the fish flakes easily with a fork (about 10 minutes.)
Camp Cooking Tip: The fish will steam inside the packet so there is no need to turn these. The length of cooking time depends on how thick the fish is … so peek inside but don’t burn yourself … the steam is hot! You want the fish just cooked through; it’s done when you can flake it with a fork.
Camp Cooking Tip: When using a campfire to cook with foil packets, make sure you are actually cooking over coals rather than a fire. Start your fire well in advance of your cooking so you can manage the heat. You want a nice even heat from coals rather than the flames of burning wood.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 385Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 39g
Catching Your Dinner
If you would rather catch your fish than pick it up at the grocery store, you might want to try Fishbrain.
It is one of the best camping apps if you like fishing on your camp trips!
With this FREE app, you can see where the fish are biting and find fish with a Fishing Forecast.
VIDEO Campfire Grilled Fish In Foil Packets With White Wine And Garlic Sauce Camping Recipe
I made this recipe on an episode of the Great Food Good Neighbors TV show.
You can see how easy it is to make and watch how I fold the foil packets so the wine doesn’t escape the pouch before it hits the campfire!
Get inspired and creative to eat something different.
We have lots more ideas to make sure you are not eating the same old camping food on every trip!
We filmed this episode at a campsite in the Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
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