Campfire Recipes

Some delicious food for open flame

This is the perfect time of year for families to head out into the great outdoors for some camping. Of course, camping with kids can be quite a production. There is a lot of gear to haul around and the last thing you want to have to worry about is cooking.

One of the best baking tools to take with you on a camping trip is a roll of aluminum foil. Foil wrapped cooking is an easy way to enjoy a delicious meal with minimum prep and little clean up. You can create entrees, side dishes and even desserts with this no-fuss cooking method.

Here are three simple recipes you can cook over the campfire.

Salmon and other recipes over the camp fire

Foil Wrapped Salmon

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 large salmon fillet
  • Olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • 4 thin slices lemon
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • Sprig fresh dill

How to Make It:

  1. Cut two large sheets of tin foil and layer them, then drizzle a little olive oil onto top sheet.
  2. Layer onion slices on foil and top with salmon fillet.
  3. Place lemon slices and dill on top of salmon, then drizzle with a bit more olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Wrap salmon in foil and be sure edges are tightly sealed.
  5. Place packet on a grill over a camp fire and roast for about 20 minutes, turning halfway through.

Great recipes for the camp fireFoil Roasted Garlic

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Whole head garlic
  • Olive oil
  • French bread for serving

Recipe Instructions:

  1. With a sharp knife, cut the top off of a whole head of garlic, just removing the tops of the cloves.
  2. Cut two sheets of foil, layer them and place garlic in the center.
  3. Drizzle garlic in a little olive oil and wrap up foil, making sure edges are well sealed.
  4. Place packet in dying embers around the outside of the fire and leave for about 30 to 45 minutes, turning occasionally.
  5. Remove from foil and break up garlic. Squeeze cloves out onto bread and spread it with a knife, then enjoy!

Perfect recipe for a camping tripPineapple Upsidedown ‘Cake’

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 plain doughnuts
  • 4 slices pineapple
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons butter

How to Make It:

  1. Cut four pieces of foil. Cut each doughnut in half crosswise to make two rings.
  2. Spread each half with half a teaspoon butter and sprinkle with half a tablespoon brown sugar.
  3. Place a pineapple slice on one ring of the doughnut and then top it with the other half.
  4. Wrap the whole thing in foil and place packet in dying embers, or the outer embers of a camp fire for about 15 minutes.

Unwrap carefully and enjoy!

About The Author

Mandy Webster
Mandy Webster is a writer at Ganz and the author of the middle grade Young Marian series, including A Viper in the Forest and Echoes in the Cavern. She’s also an artist and graphic designer whose work has been featured in InStyle, Redbook and Style at Home. A mother of three, Mandy has worked as an advertising copywriter as well as contributing to publications such as Playback, Strategy and Canada On Location.

3 Responses to Campfire Recipes

  1. KinzKount says:

    The salmon looks delicious! Instead of a campfire, I’ll just try this in my oven.

  2. dune456 says:

    WOW I love the pinapple upside down idea!!! And were getting ready to go on a camping trip too. Totally using this recipe when we do.. awesome..

  3. polaroid3 says:

    I love salmon but in america and I guess canada too the salmon population is serisously in trouble from lack of them.. I’d do this receipe with a different fish. I do love salmon but I don’t want to take a fish that’s almost completely depleated.

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