What a long title! I never quite know what to call these posts.
Another favorite thing to cook over the fire.... salmon. I love the crab stuffed salmon but this bacon, leek, wild rice stuffing seems to be my current favorite.
I fry a few pieces of bacon, saute sliced leeks and garlic in the bacon drippings. (add butter too)
When tender, I add the wild rice blend and chicken stock. Let it cool while preparing the salmon.
This is a skin on salmon. I trimmed the tail and belly from the slab to even out the thickness of the fish for even cooking. Cut slits into the meat, not cutting through the skin.. added lemon slices and the cooled bacon, leek, wild rice stuffing..
I oil the fish well, especially on the skin side to keep it from sticking to the grate while cooking. Then sprinkled with my cold smoked salt, pepper, onion, garlic blend.
Onto the tractor rim...
I brought my home made "steam lid" that I use on the Blackstone griddle... it worked well to hold the heat and smoke in over the fish..
While the salmon smoked, I made a skillet of edamame with scallions, onions and bacon. Also heated up the remaining wild rice stuffing.
just some more pics...
To cook the fish, I place two logs on either side of the fish, then place the edamame and rice stuffing directly over the fire..
found a comfy seat on a log..
The salmon was flaky, tender, smoky and moist...
I just love salmon and this has to be one of my favorite ways to make it. :)
The short camp out at the lake was nice. This is the little lake that has no campsites and no swimming allowed. Not many people go there. For these three nights, only one fisherman showed up. He caught a few crappie and stopped by to give them to me. He said he didn't have time to clean them. It was nice of him to do that! I caught a few catfish, not many but enough to bring some home for the freezer.
Hope to go fishing again soon. Thanks for stopping by! :)