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salmon and potatoes in foil packet

Salmon and Potatoes in Foil (Camping Recipe)

Easy and delicious salmon and potatoes baked in foil packets are the ultimate recipe to take on a camping trip.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon in foil
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 424kcal


  • 125ml/1/2 cup sour cream full fat
  • 80ml/1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp whole grain mustard
  • 4 potatoes can also use sweet potatoes
  • ½ lbs green beans optional
  • salt to taste
  • 4X120g(4 oz) pieces salmon fillet
  • 2-3 sprigs dill
  • 8 sheets foil


  • Campfire instructions: Make sure the fire is not blazing but have died down and you have a good amount of coals for cooking.
  • If using an oven, preheat to 200C/400F
  •  Mix the sour cream, milk,mayonnaise and whole grain mustard. Set aside. Wash the potatoes, peel the sweet potatoes if using and slice them into thin ¼ inch slices.
  • Prepare the aluminum foil by cutting it into 8 sheets that are large enough to wrap slices of potato and salmon, then double layer them. On top of a double layer of foil arrange sliced potatoes overlapping them slightly, season with salt, then pour 4 tbsp of the sour cream mixture all over each potato, fold the side of the foil forming a packet. If using green beans, add them at the same time as potatoes diving them equally between 4 packets. Place on top of the burning coals and cook 20 minutes for sweet potatoes and 25 for regular potatoes. Or bake in the preheated to 200C/400F oven for the same amount of time.
  • Take them out and carefully open them up, top each packet with a piece of salmon fillet, season with salt and a drizzling of the remaining sour cream mixture. Use tongs to avoid burning your fingers. Fold loosely and put back in the fire/oven for 10 minutes longer. Serve with lemon and dill.


Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 747mg | Potassium: 1560mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 3mg