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Pike and Catfish Campfire Medley

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This recipe is essentially a sauteed 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.

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Pike and Catfish Campfire Medley

Recipe by A.J. Fick
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Course: DinnerCuisine: American


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  • Cast Iron Pan
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  • 2 catfish filets

  • 2 northern pike filets

  • 1 lemon, quartered

  • 1/2 onion, diced

  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 Tbsp butter


  • Season each side of each filet with salt, lemon pepper, and garlic powder
  • Heat the cast iron pan over the fire
  • Add butter and onions, and 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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A.J. Fick

Born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania, I’ve lived in southern California, central Texas, and currently reside in western Idaho. I consider myself a western hunter at heart, enjoying being part of vast landscapes and the thrill of the stalk. One of my hunting mottos is “stretch the stalk, not the shot”. My motivations as an outdoorsman are rooted in the sustenance, independence, and challenging physical aspects. In fact, my largest driving factor for physical fitness is preparing for upcoming hunts and ensuring I’m well-prepared to climb mountains and cover ground with a heavy pack. I also recognize and respect the importance of conservation efforts for our wild animals and wild places and the close connection to hunting and fishing. If we want future generations to experience the wonder and adventure of the outdoors, and gain the countless benefits, we must continue to make wildlife conservation today’s priority to ensure continued opportunity.

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