Sakakawea Fish Medley

Northern Pike and Catfish cooking over the fire

This recipe is essentially a sautéed lemon pepper fish but the flavor of the fresh, wild caught, Northern Pike and Catfish will blow your mind. This was the first time I had ever eaten Pike and it has climbed to the top of my list as one of my favorite freshwater game fish. Sadly, it can only be caught in lakes and rivers in the far Northern United States and throughout Canada.

While camping I like to use cast iron cook wear due to its versatility and durability so you will see many recipes using his type of cook wear.

– knife
– cast iron skillet
– spatula

– 2 catfish filets
– 2 northern pike filets
– 1 lemon, quartered
– 1/2 onion, diced
– lemon pepper seasoning
– garlic powder
– salt
– 2 tablespoons butter

– season each side of each filet with the salt, lemon pepper, and garlic powder
– heat the cast iron pan over the fire
– add butter and onions, cook until the onions begin to soften
– add the fish filets and scoop the cooking onions on top of the filets
– squeeze 2 lemon wedges over the fish and onions
– after the fish has cooked on the first side, flip and squeeze the remaining lemon wedges over the filets.
– cook until the fillets are flakey to the touch
– serve immediately

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