Campworthy: Fire-Grilled Salmon


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Recipe: Fire-Grilled Salmon
Submitted by: Jake F.
Hometown: Seattle, WA

What do you love about this recipe? My wife and I enjoy camping and fishing all over Washington in the fall. It’s also one of the best times to catch salmon. And if you’re lucky enough to catch something, this recipe never fails. The herb mixture can be made in advance and taken with you. Just grab oil and a lemon and you’re set!

Salmon with lemon and herbs

Fire-Grilled Salmon


  • 1 fillet salmon with skin on (full fish)
  • 3 tablespoons rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons sage
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter or olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • Foil or broiler basket


Place all ingredients except salmon butter and lemon in a small bowl and mix. Place the fillet of salmon on top of foil and leave enough to completely cover the fish if using foil. Drizzle olive oil or place cubes of butter all over the inside of the salmon fillet then sprinkle on the herb/salt/pepper mix on the inside of the fillet. Cut lemon into thin slices and place on top of the herbs. Wrap the salmon fully in foil and place over coals, or use a camping broiler basket and skip the foil. Check cooking progress occasionally. It’s done when the meat is firm and the fish is no longer shiny on the inside.