Lemon Garlic Salmon Tin Foil Dinner
Camp food at its finest! This Lemon Garlic Salmon Tin Foil Dinner is a great way to bring gourmet flavors to the great outdoors. Delicious lemon garlic flavors paired with a rich piece of salmon makes this amazing! Wrapped and cooked like a traditional tin foil dinner but with the ingredients of a gorment meal. It’s must-try during your next camping trip!
Guys! Summer is on its way and we are SOOOOO excited! We took our first “summer” camping trip over Memorial day. We headed to Wyoming with my family for a little immediate family reunion. It was… cooled there but still so fun.
The smell of campfire just makes me so happy. It brings back so many childhood memories of camping with my family and grandparents.
Cooking over the fire is one of my favorite methods of cooking during the summer months. It’s a fantastic way to keep the heat out of the house and still have a delicious hot meal on the table. I would say we cook over the fire at least once a week.
My family enjoys tin foil dinners and I love the convenience that comes with a meal wrapped in tin foil and cooked in the fire. Easy clean-up, who doesn’t love that?
We love salmon! With that said, being landlocked we don’t have the opportunity to enjoy it as much as we’d like. At least not for a reasonable price. When we do find delicious wild caught salmon for a decent price, we take advantage. This last week, I happened to find a some on sale and jumped on it.
Being nice and warm outside, I decided to try a tinfoil dinner version with veggies included. This lemon garlic salmon with asparagus was quick, easy, and turned out delicious!
These are the ingredients that got me started.
I started with a piece of tin foil about 20 inches long. First, I put down a line of lemons, then the salmon (skin side down) right on top. Next, went a little butter, sprinkle of lemon pepper, 2 garlic cloves, and a couple pieces of onion. Last, I put a couple lemon rings on top of the salmon, asparagus on the sides (with butter and a clove of garlic).
Once the dinner was assembled, I wrapped the tin foil into a sealed pack. I started by folding the long sides together then rolling the shorter ends. This helps lock in moister. If baking in the oven, you can get away with only wrapping each dinner once but if cooking in the fire, wrap each twice. Trusting me on this one. If you don’t it’s very likely you will get a hole and the moisture will leak out. An extra layer of foil will also help prevent burning.
Once wrapped, throw it in the fire or bake in the oven. Salmon cooks quite fast so it only takes 15-20 minutes to cook in a fire or 20-25 minutes in the oven.
There are many conveniences that come with tin foil dinners. Clean up is easy! You can prep ahead. You can bake them or cook them in a fire. Make one or two or ten at a time. Those are very convenient things to have when you’re camping in the great outdoors.
If you are looking for a new “gourmet” meal to enjoy while camping (in the great outdoors or in your backyard), this salmon tin foil dinner is awesome!
This is what I call “glamping” food–glamorous gourmet camping. 😉 What’s your favorite meal to have camping?