Campfire grilled snapper with asparagus and cucumber

baby snappers - ingredients

It is nothing better than having fish grilled on a campfire.

Whether you catch a snapper yourself or buy it in the supermarket, this campfire grilled snapper recipe is great when you are outdoor and don’t have many kitchen utensils or pots.

While you prepare everything, you can enjoy the fire while your grilled snapper is getting ready.

In the end, you can eat it with asparagus or cucumber.

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Prep time:  20 minutes

Cook time: around 20 minutes

Servings: 2

Campfire Grilled Snapper – Ingredients

  • 2 baby snappers
  • bunch of dill
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • sour cream
  • mayonnaise
  • butter
  • cucumber
  • 1 lemon
  • bunch of asparagus
  • salt & pepper

Campfire Grilled Snapper – Instructions

1. Start the campfire.

2. Clean fish.

3. Insert 1 tablespoon of soft butter inside each fish.

Campfire Grilled Snapper - stuffing the fish
Campfire Grilled Snapper – stuffing the fish

4. Chop a bunch of dills and also insert them into fish.

Campfire Grilled Snapper - adding dill
Campfire Grilled Snapper – adding dill

5. Add salt on both sides of the fish.

Campfire Grilled Snapper - adding enough salt
Campfire Grilled Snapper – adding enough salt

6. First, wrap each fish in baking paper and then in two layers of aluminium foil. This is just in case to not burn your fish.

7. Put wrapped fish on charcoal and cover it on top with charcoal as well. Let it cook for 20 minutes.

Preparing garlic sauce, cucumber strings & asparagus

9. Preparing garlic sauce in a small glass.

  • Add three tablespoons of sour cream and three tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • Chop one or two cloves of garlic – depending on how much you like garlic
  • Squeeze one tablespoon of lemon
  • Add a pinch of salt & pepper
  • Mix it together.

10. Cut the cucumber into strings (I use a julienne peeler).

11. Add a bit of butter to your frying pan and prepare grilled asparagus for the final meal.

12. Remove fish from the fireplace, unwrap and serve with cucumber or asparagus with garlic sauce on the side.

Campfire Grilled Snapper - one with cucumber; one with asparagus
Campfire Grilled Snapper – one with cucumber; one with asparagus

13. Enjoy your campfire grilled snapper with cucumber or asparagus!

Have you ever grilled a fish in a campfire? What was your experience like? Please drop a comment below and don’t forget to check our other camping recipes.

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