When you think of fall, do you typically think of all things pumpkin and apple? I don’t which probably makes me abnormal. I’m okay with that. My family loves to go camping and we especially look forward to fall camping because the temperatures are cooler than in summer. It’s the perfect time to get outside and pitch a tent. I’m always in charge of food when we go camping and one of my favorite things is to cook in foil packets. You can prepare the packets at home and then be ready to just throw them over the open fire. The kids helped make this simple and delicious recipe for foil packet apricot salmon when we went camping last weekend. It took us about 10 minutes to prepare at home and then we were able to enjoy a healthy gourmet meal, with no clean up at the campsite!
We started by mixing together a very simple marinade of apricot preserves, sesame oil, miso and rice vinegar. We could have stopped there because that alone was so good.
We laid out pieces of foil, added a handful of green beans and topped the beans with a fresh piece of wild caught salmon. The kids spooned the marinade on top of the fish and then we pinched the packets closed. How simple is that?
When we were ready for dinner we lit the fire and added the packets to the grill for about 15 minutes.
I had also tossed some cubed potatoes with pesto which made for the perfect side dish. On a camping trip you can’t beat a simple gourmet dinner with no clean up. If camping isn’t your thing, you could very easily make this in the oven. Just cook the packets at 425 for about 15 minutes. But consider making camping your thing. It’s amazing, especially in the fall!
- 1/2 cup apricot preserves
- 2 tablespoons white miso
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 cups green beans
- 4 portions wild caught salmon
- Combine apricot preserves, miso, sesame oil and vinegar in a bowl with a whisk. Lay out four pieces of aluminum foil. Add 1/2 cup green beans to each piece of foil. Top with a piece of salmon. Spoon mixture evenly over salmon. Pinch packets shut on top and on sides. Add to campfire and cook for about 15 minutes, until desired level of doneness.
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