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Camp Recipe: The Simplest Fish in Foil

The Simplest Fish in Foil is a perfect on-the-spot shore lunch. If you remember to throw in an onion and the butter, you’re golden.

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Serves: 1 serving per pack


  • 4-8 ounce fillet(s) of white, freshwater fish (bass, bluegill, perch, crappie, pike, etc.)
  • ½ white onion (roughly chopped)
  • 2 teaspoon butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • water
  • beer (optional)
  • lemon slices (optional)
  • aluminum foil


  • Tear off a sheet of aluminum foil about 14-18 inches long.
  • With some of the butter, oil the surface of the foil that will contact the ingredients.
  • Center fillet(s) on oiled surface. Turn up edges of foil slightly to hold liquid ingredients.
  • Sprinkle liberally with chopped onion.
  • Salt and pepper fillet(s).
  • Add a splash of water and/or beer (if using).
  • Lay lemon slices on top of fillets (if using).
  • Fold and tightly seal packet.
  • Lay in coals of fire or on grate of heated grill.
  • Turn and move frequently for cooking time of about 15-20 minutes.

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