Campfire Trout


For this campfire trout recipe, my dad taught me how to prepare the trout we caught fresh on camping trips when I was a kid. I always loved the buttery flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
17 mins


  • 4 trout, cleaned and head removed

  • aluminum foil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced (Optional)


  1. Place each trout on a piece of aluminum foil. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then stuff the cavity with 1 tablespoon of butter, green pepper, and garlic.

  2. Roll trout tightly in the foil, forming packets. Use more foil to secure each packet to a metal toasting rod for use as a handle when removing fish from the coals.

  3. Cover fish packets in red hot, smoldering coals of your campfire and cook until fish is done, 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the heat of the fire.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

514 Calories
23g Fat
2g Carbs
70g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 514
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 232mg 77%
Sodium 334mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 70g
Vitamin C 32mg 162%
Calcium 236mg 18%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 1698mg 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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