The Simplest Fish in Foil
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Serves: 1 serving per pack
This is a perfect on the spot shore lunch. If you remember to throw in an onion and the butter, you’re golden. No one would ever forget the beer, now would they?
  • 4-8 oz fillet(s) of white, freshwater fish (bass, bluegill, perch, crappie, pike, etc.)
  • ½ white onion (roughly chopped)
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • water
  • beer (optional)
  • lemon slices (optional)
  • aluminum foil
  1. Tear off a sheet of aluminum foil about 14-18 inches long.
  2. With some of the butter, oil the surface of the foil that will contact the ingredients.
  3. Center fillet(s) on oiled surface. Turn up edges of foil slightly to hold liquid ingredients.
  4. Sprinkle liberally with chopped onion.
  5. Salt and pepper fillet(s).
  6. Add a splash of water and/or beer (if using).
  7. Lay lemon slices on top of fillets (if using).
  8. Fold and tightly seal packet.
  9. Lay in coals of fire or on grate of heated grill.
  10. Turn and move frequently for cooking time of about 15-20 minutes.
Recipe by 50 Campfires at