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Traeger Camping: Salmon Tin Foil Dinner Recipe

Posted by sbulloch on June 19, 2013

Traeger Camping: Salmon Tin Foil Dinner Recipe

Here at Traeger, the perfect camping food has to meet several qualifications before we will pack it up and put it on our grill. Camping food must be delicious, easy to eat (no tough cuts that require a knife; knife+paper plates=messy lap), simple to pack in and out, and should be mostly prepped at home. Tin Dins absolutely fit all of our camping qualifications, and are a staple on any outdoor adventure. Tin Dins are pretty traditional camping fare, including hamburger patties, layered with potatoes, onions, and veggies. Any variations are good variations. We have seen Tin Dins filled with sausages, chicken breasts, and fish. Just for fun, we took ours up a notch and used wild caught salmon. However you cook them, make sure to slice all of your veggies extra thin to allow for even cook times and temperature test your meat for doneness.


Salmon Tin Dins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Recommended Pellets: Any

6 salmon fillets, skin off (4-6 oz each)
6 red potatoes, thinly sliced
2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
3 ears of corn, halved
2 lbs green beans, ends trimmed
Olive Oil
Traeger Veggie Shake or Salt and Pepper
Traeger Salmon Shake or Lemon Pepper


Gather all ingredients. We recommend soaking your sliced potatoes in ice water to prevent them from turning that ugly reddish-brown color.

Lay out 2 pieces of tin foil on top of each other, about 12-15 inches long. Drizzle the middle of the top piece of foil with olive oil and layer potatoes and onions directly on top. Sprinkle with Traeger's Veggie Shake or salt and pepper.

Place the salmon fillet on top of the potatoes and season generously with Traeger's Salmon Shake or lemon pepper. Place a half an ear of corn and a handful of green beans on either side of the salmon. Drizzle with more olive oil and season.

Traeger Camping: Salmon Tin Foil Dinner Recipe

Bring up two opposite ends of the foil and crimp tightly. Then, roll up the open ends of the foil, completely sealing the pouches. Keep chilled until ready to cook.

Traeger Camping: Salmon Tin Foil Dinner Recipe

When ready to cook, start your Traeger on smoke with the lid open for 5 minutes to establish the fire. Close the lid and turn the temerature up to high, allow to preheat for 10-15 minutes. Place the foil packets directly on the grill grate and cook for 25-30 minutes, flipping occasionally. Around 20 minutes, open one of the packets to test for doneness.

Ready to eat, straight from the foil. The ultimate camping food! Enjoy!