After a long day of fishing, how fun would it be to cook your fish over a campfire instead of using your kitchen? We can’t emphasize much how the ability to feed yourself can prove to be the greatest skill ever to acquire when you are amidst such times.
In this article, we are going to guide you about how you can cook a fish on a campfire. We are assuming you already know how a fish is caught and cleans. Here, you are going to learn some basic tips to create a mouthwatering fish-only meal.
Wrap It in a Foil
There is no easier way than cooking a fish hobo style. It is not only a simple but effective method. So, how to go about it?
Start by cleaning and gutting the fish. The next step is to stuff the fish with different herbs and vegetables. After stuffing, wrap it in aluminum foil. To ensure that flames don’t end up burning a hole, use extra layers of aluminum foil. Place it on hot coals and flip it periodically so that it cooks just right.
Cooking It on a Stick
Another way to effectively cook your fish is doing it on a stick. Gut your fish and then spear it on a long stick through the mouth. Now for stability, use a bunch of smaller sticks and pass them through the belly and back. This will give the grip you need to cook it to the best. Roast the fish until it is cooked!
Sauté Your Fish
If you have a skillet, you can enjoy a sautéed fish. Speaking of it, this particular method is ideal when you want to cook fish such as cod. Layer your skillet with butter or oil, coat the fish fillets with flour, and place them into it. Cook each side of the fish for about 30 seconds to 3-minutes until it is golden brown. The cooking time varies as per the fish’s thickness.
If you want your fish to turn out delicious every single time, follow these simple hacks.
Make sure to leave that skin on
Leave the skin of the fish on while you cook. This way, you will be able to flip it easily, and it will turn out crispy.
Set the fire before
Make sure to light the fire before you cook your catch so that everything goes smoothly.
Stuff it earlier
It is best to score and stuff your fish before you set it out to cook. This will make sure that enough flavor is there already, regardless of what way you choose to cook it.
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When cooked, squeeze a lemon on to it and serve it hot alongside rice or vegetables. Pairing your fish with these will make it a meal that is not only tasty but full of nutrition too. If you are looking for more advice contact Cape Cod Bay Outfitters! Also, be sure to join us on Barnstable Harbor this summer for an amazing fishing, sunset, or whale watching charter!