SIMPLE FISH!!! by Montana Grant
By angelamontana

Posted: June 29, 2024

Fish is a healthy and tasty food source. Many folks enjoy Fish Friday, for religious reasons, or simply eating fish religiously. The nutrients and protein found in fish are healthy and nutritious. 

When did you eat your first fish? Back in the day, I remember catching bluegills and small bass in the Potomac River. We often just cleaned the fish and cooked on the bank over a campfire. Later my grandmother would batter and bake/fry our catch. She also taught me how to filet and remove all the bones. My Uncle Jim loved fish but would panic when he located a tiny bone in his portions. 

When we travel to fishing destinations, fish are always on the menu. Alaska treks return with boxes of our fileted and frozen catch.

There are many healthy and tasty ways to cook fish. Here is one of my favorite and easiest ways to make a delicious fish dinner.


  • 3 lbs. fish filets. Trout works especially well. 
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ of French Dressing. Homemade is easy and fun. 
  • Old Bay seasoning. You can use just salt and pepper, but Old Bay is great with fish too. 

Place the filets in aluminum foil. Dot the butter on top of the dried filets. Now spread the salad dressing over the filets. Add the Old Bay. Now wrap and seal the foil so it will not leak. This may take 2 layers. 

Place the serving sized trout packages on campfire coals, a grill. You need around 350 degrees for a thorough 10 -15-minute cook. Thicker or bigger filets take longer. 

Serve on the foil, to save a paper plate. You can also add the cooked fish onto a fresh roll or bread. If you like fish tacos, flake the meat and load up a tortilla. 

Once you try this recipe, fish will become a regular part of your Catch and Eat diet.

Montana Grant

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