How to Cook a Fish

How to Cook a FishNothing tastes better than a plate of fresh fish you caught that day and brought back to camp. You can cook fish easily, even outdoors. You can use several methods and you probably already have the supplies you need at camp. Whether you cook it on a camping stove or over a campfire, in a frying pan or in aluminum foil, your fish will surely have everyone begging for more.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Pan Frying

Things You’ll Need:
  • Cornmeal
  • Flour
  • Plastic Bag
  • Vegetable Oil/Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Seasonings
  • Frying Pan
  • Camping Stove
  • Campfire
  • Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil
  • Tongs
 
Step 1
Place an equal amount of cornmeal and flour into a large plastic bag. Depending on how much fish you have to cook, one cup of each should cover six fillets or fish.
Step 2
Add seasonings to the flour mixture such as salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic, lemon pepper or any other spice you like.
Step 3
Place your cleaned fish into the bag, one piece at a time and shake well to make sure the coating entirely covers the fish.
Step 4
Light your camping stove and turn the heat up to medium high. Place your frying pan on the burner and add approximately one-half cup of vegetable or olive oil to the pan. Heat the oil before placing your fish into the pan.
Step 5
Add your fish to the frying pan and cook on each side approximately six to seven minutes. Your fish is done when the meat is firm and flakes when you poke it with a fork.

Aluminum Foil

Step 1
Start your campfire and allow it to burn down until you have red coals left. It is not necessary to have flames because an actual fire will be too hot to cook the fish.
Step 2
Tear off a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil that will be big enough to totally cover the fish when wrapped.
Step 3
Season both sides of the fish with seasonings such as salt, black pepper, lemon pepper, garlic, cayenne pepper or anything else you like.
Step 4
Add several teaspoons of butter or olive oil to the fish and wrap the aluminum foil securely around it.
Step 5
Lay the package of fish on the coals, once they have cooled down enough to cook on. Cook the fish on each side approximately seven to eight minutes. Turn the package of fish with tongs so you don't get burned. Open the foil and check to see whether the fish is done. If the meat flakes and feels firm when you poke it, it is ready to serve.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Add vegetables to cook inside of the foil with the fish. Discard any fish remains in an area away from camp where you won't be bothered by animals searching for food.
 
Add vegetables to cook inside of the foil with the fish.
 
Discard any fish remains in an area away from camp where you won't be bothered by animals searching for food.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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