2 Recipes For A Campfire: Lemon Butter Salmon Foil Packs & Cheesesteak Foil Packs
Summer is here. Do you have plans to camp out with your family or friends? If you have, I am sure you are also thinking of foods to cook.
But what makes a good campfire food? Obviously, you want something that is very easy to cook. Who would want to cook a complicated dish after a day of outdoor activities?
You also would want a dish that is easy to clean up. The last thing you want to be doing is to clean your dishes while everyone is outside the camper van and enjoying the sight of the moon and the stars.
I’ll share with you two recipes which you would find ideal for your next camping trip. These recipes are very easy to prepare. And you don’t need to have an oven to be able to cook these dishes. A simple campfire grill should suffice.
Lemon Butter Salmon Foil Packs
Why should you consider making this recipe, aside from being very easy to do and clean up?
Well, smoked salmon is a favorite of mine. It’s absolutely delicious and nutritious. It is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids that promote healthy brain function, protect the heart and promote general well-being.
This recipe is easy it should not take you more than 20 minutes to finish it. It should be able to feed four to six people.
- Four to six salmon fillets
- Two zucchinis, sliced
- Two cloves of garlic, minced
- Kosher salt
- Two lemons, sliced
- Freshly ground pepper
- Four tablespoons of butter, divided
- Four sprigs thyme
- White wine
- Fresh parsley
Step by step guide
- Start by preheating the grill to medium high.
- Place a large piece of aluminum foil on a flat surface. Put a single layer of zucchini and add some garlic.
- Season with salt and pepper. Lay down a few slices of lemon.
- Top it with the salmon fillet. Season with more pepper and salt.
- Add thyme and then pour some white wine over the fish.
- Fold the aluminum foil in half. Fold up the edges so that the packet will be sealed. Repeat the aforementioned steps with the remaining ingredients so you can make 4 to 6 packets.
- Place the packets on the grill. Cook them until the salmon is done and the zucchini has softened. This should take around 10 to 12 minutes.
- Garnish with parsley and serve. There’s no need to remove the salmon from the packets.
Cheesesteak Foil Packet
If you aren’t into salmon, then here’s another recipe that you would be interested in trying. You’ll need a pound of ground beef for this one. Like the other recipe, this one would take around 20 minutes.
What I like about this recipe is that it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. This makes it an ideal dish or meal to prepare while outdoors because you won’t have to bring in a lot of ingredients just to be able to prepare it.
There’s no question that beef is delicious. But it is also packed with nutrients. Beef is great in building muscles because it is rich in amino acids.
Your body will also benefit from the high levels of iron of beef, which can help in fighting off fatigue especially after a long day of outdoor activities. And beef has the B vitamins that can help release energy from food.
- One pound of ground beef
- Two potatoes, chopped
- One green pepper, chopped
- One large onion, chopped
- A cup of sliced mushrooms
- Four slices of provolone cheese
- Salt and pepper
Step by step guide
- Preheat the grill. If you are using an oven, preheat it to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Separate all the ingredients into fourths.
- Place a quarter pound layer of the beef on a square foil piece measuring about 14 x 14 inches.
- Pour the ingredients into each layer of beef.
- Now it is time to wrap up the foil. Bring two sides in and fold the sides together. Fold the foil over numerous times so as to make a very tight pocket. Get the open sides and fold it closed until the fold runs into the food placed inside.
- Place the packet on the grill and cook for about 20 minutes. There’s no need to flip the wrap. Alternatively, cook this over a pile of hot coals for around 10 minutes.
Cheesesteak foil packet and lemon butter salmon foil packs are two ideal recipes for a campfire lunch or dinner. These are mouthwatering and nutritious meals that take less than half an hour to complete. Plus, it is highly unlikely your family or friends would say no to them.
I would like you to share this article with your friends who also like to camp. Share this on Facebook and Twitter and you will be helping your other friends who may be planning their summer outings, too.