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Grilled Lemon Pepper Campfire Salmon

Grilled Lemon Pepper Campfire Salmon //

Camping and fishing almost always go together for us; unfortunately we don’t always have the option of a bountiful lake nearby; I check ahead to confirm and meal plan accordingly. Lemon Pepper Campfire Salmon is a family favourite on seafood night so when fresh fish isn’t available we have a fillet ready to go for an easy camping meal.
Grilled Lemon Pepper Campfire Salmon //

Campfire Salmon – Nonstick Made Easy

Fish easily sticks to the grill but when you use a bed of lemon slices it avoids sticking to your grill pan while infusing the fish with lemon flavouring; adding the pepper and salt to penetrate tenderizing the fish for a perfectly flakey and moist meal.

This Campfire Salmon recipe makes enough for six with a side dish or two. For larger groups, pair this recipe with our Campfire Mussels in Creamy Garlic White Wine Sauce and Campfire Shrimp Boil for the ultimate seafood feast enough to feed a hungry group of campers.

Lemon Pepper Grilled Campfire Salmon //

Camping becomes as much about the food we cook at the campsite as it does the experience getting back in touch with nature. A delicious meal of Campfire Salmon connects nature and family, making lasting memories.

*Don’t forget, how to build a cooking fire is key to cook times however you should be prepared to adjust times based on the look and texture of the food you are cooking. 


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Lemon Pepper Campfire Salmon //

Yield: 6

Grilled Lemon Pepper Campfire Salmon

Infusing Campfire Salmon fish with lemon flavouring and adding the pepper and salt to penetrate tenderizing the fish for a perfectly flakey and moist meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes


  • 2.3 lb salmon fillet
  • 2 lemons, sliced 1/4"
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • Kosher Salt to tase
  • Pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish


Preheat the campfire for cooking. See the article How to Build a Cooking Fire.

Rinse salmon in cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

On a large foil baking pan lined with slices of lemon, place butter in the middle before placing salmon skin side down on top of the bed of lemons.

Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper and cover with foil.

Place on grate over the cooking fire and leave untouched for approximately 18 minutes or until the fish flakes easily.

Remove foil, garnish with parsley and serve hot with lemon wedges.


For every inch of thickness cook salmon up to 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326 Total Fat: 18.51g Saturated Fat: 6.225g Trans Fat: 0.304g Cholesterol: 132mg Sodium: 993mg Carbohydrates: 1.87g Fiber: 0.2g Sugar: 0.8g Protein: 36.16g

One comment on “Grilled Lemon Pepper Campfire Salmon”

  1. Great tip with the lemon slices

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