Cooking Fish in Foil over a Campfire

Well, if you really need to be told how to do this, then I guess the world is in much worse shape than I thought it was. But I guess it is possible that there are some poor souls out there who have lived their entire lives on this planet, and never cooked fish over a campfire.  You really owe it to yourself to try it sometime.

If so, then I would recommend using foil, because that's the easiest way to do it.

FIrst, catch a fish (or two) and clean them by removing the guts and the gills.

It helps to stuff the body cavity with something. Herbs are good (basil, rosemary, parsley, thyme) - wild herbs like dandelion, fireweed, or plantain will also work well. Lemon peel or slices of lemon will work, and one of my favorites is orange marmalade. You can also fillet the fish first, in which case they will cook very quickly.

Then, wrap them in foil, and put them on the coals of your campfire.

It all depends on how hot your fire is, so you'd better keep checking them. They are done once the meat is flakey all the way through.

Unwrap and eat it with a fork.  If you don't have a fork, use your pocketknife to split a 1-inch green aspen branch, to make a rectangular eating tool about five inches long and 1/4 inch thick.