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Trout Fish Parcels

Trout Fish Parcels with Lemon and Chives

This flavorful Lake Trout Fish Parcels recipe with lemon, garlic and chives is delicious. Easy camping recipe cooked over hot coals or grilled on a bbq.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Canadian, Seafood
Keyword fish parcels
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author Peter's Food Adventures

Ingredients

  • 4-6 small trout cleaned (head removed)
  • 2 lemons 1 sliced and 1 squeezed
  • approx 1/2 cup butter cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 handful of chives chopped
  • salt and pepper

Vegetable Parcel Ingredients

  • 1 mix of zucchini, carrots, onion capsicum chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2-3 medium potatoes sliced into thin wedges
  • approx 1/2 cup butter cubed
  • garnish with chives
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Fish Parcels

  1. Arrange charcoal briquettes into a pyramid and light according to instructions. After approx 10-15 minutes when the charcoal is white, it's ready to be spread evenly for cooking. Alternatively, preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F.
  2. Prepare the lemons, cutting 1 in half and the 2nd into slices and set aside. Do not squeeze the lemon on the trout until you are fully prepped and ready to put your parcels together for cooking, otherwise the acids in the lemons will start cooking the trout.
  3. Prepare the butter, garlic and chives and set aside.
  4. Prepare foil into square pieces several inches larger than the fish. Use a thick foil, otherwise use 2 pieces of foil.
  5. Squeeze the lemon into the insides of the fish. Lightly salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add the chives and garlic slices inside the trout cavity. Add several cubes of butter per fish.
  7. Place a single fish in the centre of the foil and place 2-3 slices of lemon on the skin side of the trout. Fold the foil loosely, crimping the edges together, and folding until you make a packet.
  8. Place over the hot charcoals, or inside the oven on a baking sheet, for about 15 -20 minutes. The trout is ready when the flesh is opaque and it flakes easily with a fork.

Vegetable Parcels

  1. Prepare the vegetables and butter. Ensure the potatoes are sliced in thin wedges, otherwise they will be too thick to cook in time.

  2. Prepare foil into large square pieces. Use a thick foil, otherwise use 2 pieces of foil.
  3. Place a mixture of vegetables in the centre of the foil, place several cubes of butter and garnish with chives. Salt and pepper to taste. Fold the foil loosely, crimping the edges together, and folding until you make a packet.
  4. Place over the charcoal briquettes, or inside the oven on a baking sheet. Cooking time for vegetables varies on the thickness and hardness of the vegetables. Cook for approx 30 minutes, but check at the 20 minute mark if vegetables are well done or crisp, as per your preference.