Camping Recipe: The Perfect Campfire Fish Tacos

If you were looking for a perfect filling dish to make at the campground this summer, don’t miss this incredible camping recipe. Below, we will show you how to make the perfect campfire fish tacos that you can make with store-bought fish or your catch of the day. 


Recipe adapted from one on

  • 4 snapper fillets, or your catch of the day
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3-4 ears of corn on the cob
  • 2 jalapeños
  • 1 small red onion
  • handful cilantro
  • salt
  • 6 tortillas
  • Hot sauce
  • Jalapeño Kettle Chips


  1. Build a fire, which will allow you to cook your food over medium-high heat.
  2. Carefully wash and dry all of your produce, including the limes and shuck the corn on the cob.
  3. Zest and slice the limes into quarters.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, and salt.
  5. Prepare the fish by cleaning them and slicing into fillets, if they are freshly caught. Squeeze a quarter lime over each of the fillets and add a drizzle of olive oil and the mixed spices from the previous step. Massage the fillets in the oil and spices until coated and set aside.
  6. Once the grill or fire pit is hot, clean the grill, great with an oiled rag and a pair of tongs. Then place the corn and jalapeño directly on the grill. Grill for approximately 10 minutes, turning frequently, until tender and beginning to char, then remove and set aside.
  7. Add the fish fillets to the grill using a wire grill basket and cook for around three minutes. Flip each fillet with tongs and then cook for another two minutes. Remove the grill basket and allow the fish to rest for another minute or two.
  8. While your fish is on the grill, cut the corn off the cob, peel the black and skin off the jalapeño and chop, and remove the stem and seeds. Finally, chopped the onion and minced the cilantro.
  9. Add all those ingredients to a medium bowl and squeeze lime juice over the top, adding salt to taste.
  10. Warm your tortillas over the fire and build the tacos by taking a tortilla, adding the salsa fish, and a slice of avocado. We recommend serving it with a side of jalapeño kettle chips. 

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