Today I thought I would share the first, of an on going series with you all. We have a friend who has a camper that literally sits on the edge of Lake Ontario near Sodus Point, NY. Eric and I try to go there at least once per month in the Summer and the Fall (It is way to cold in the Spring because the lake is still so cold!) I will show you what we cook when we are at the camper. It is totally NOT roughing it, as it has a shower, bathroom, Queen size bed, mini kitchen, etc. We almost never cook in the kitchen because we love cooking over the open fire. Today I will share a super easy Grilled Salmon with Pesto that can be finished in less than 15 minutes.
Glamping has become a very popular term lately. I even saw a story regarding glamping on the news, a few weeks ago. Although we didn’t call it glamping, we have actually been doing it for years! The key to Glamping, or camping, for that matter is preparation. You have to think of every detail. Usually the places we go glamping are a bit remote, so that even if there is a store within driving distance, you know they will charge an arm and a leg for a forgotten ingredient! So make your list and check it twice!
Trying my hand at bird shots!
On to the Grilled Salmon with Pesto
This is the pesto I made with my plethora of garlic scapes, find the recipe here. I freeze the pesto and then it is perfect for our glamping because it stays nice and cold for a while on ice.
1. All you will need to do is season the fish with salt and pepper.
2. Spread a generous amount of pesto on salmon.
Now, you can use any pesto that you like for this salmon, this Garlic Scape Pesto is just awesome with the salmon!
3. We cooked one on a cedar plank which gives the salmon a delicious smoky flavor.
4. We cooked another on lemon slices which added such a glorious lemony kick to the pungent garlic scape pesto! Also pictured are red potatoes wrapped in foil and broccoli steaming inside foil tent.
Here is the Camper, it’s a late 1970’s model because the inside colors are mauve and teal! (in the 70’s pronounced Mōve, rhymes with cove) 😂
I hope you enjoyed my first recipe for our version of “glamping”, series! The accomodations may not be that glamorous but the food always is! Soon to follow with some more episodes! If you give this Grilled Salmon with Pesto a try, let me know how you like it in the comments below! Don’t forget to sign up to my mailing list so that you don’t miss a recipe!
Enjoy! And have fun cooking!
This Salmon with Pesto is made with my Garlic Scape Pesto! It is a great, quick dinner for your Glamping or Camping, or even just in your back yard on the grill!
- 1 lb salmon fillet, cut into 4 equal size portions
- olive oil
- 1/4 cup garlic scape pesto
- salt & pepper to taste
- lemon slices optional
- cedar planks, soaked in water optional
Bring salmon to room temperature while your fire is heating up.
Rub both sides of fillets with olive oil. Then season with salt and pepper. Spoon a generous amount of garlic scape pesto on top of each filet.
If using cedar plank, char one side of plank and turn over. Place salmon filet on the charred side and cook for about 10-12 minutes, depending on thickness of filet. Internal temperature should be 145°F according to USDA. We cook ours to 120-125° for medium to medium rare.
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