Camp Recipes: Ginger Sesame Salmon Packets

February 12, 2012 in Main Dishes by amylaree

When we pick camp recipes, it’s important to make sure there’s a good mix of protein, veggies and starches to replenish your system.  We chose salmon for this recipe, but if salmon’s not your favorite, you can substitute any other fish or chicken you have on hand.

Camp Recipes: Ginger Sesame Salmon Packets

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 packet

Camp Recipes: Ginger Sesame Salmon Packets


  • 1 Teaspoons fresh ginger (grated)
  • 1 Tablespoons Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Dill (fresh, preferably or 1/4 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 Medium Carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 - 1/3 Cup Onions (sliced in rings, to taste)
  • 1 Small Red Potato, (chopped, sliced 1/4" thick)
  • 1 Salmon fillet (4 - 6 oz.)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Foil Sheet, 12 - 16"


  1. Mix together the ginger, rice vinegar, sesame oil, lemon juice and dill in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Spray the foil sheet with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  3. Assemble the carrots, onion and potato in the middle of the foil sheet. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Drizzle a quarter of the vinegar & oil mixture over the veggies.
  4. Place the salmon fillet on top of the veggies. Season lightly with salt and pepper and brush remainder of vinegar & oil mixture.
  5. Fold and seal foil packet. Don't seal it too tightly, leave a little room in the packet for air to flow back and forth within the packet. If you're putting the packet directly on coals, add a second layer of foil to keep it from tearing while in the coals.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes on a covered grill or in the coals, or until the potatoes are softened. When opening the packet, be careful - there will be a lot of steam, so open with caution... Serve and enjoy!