Welcome to the RV lifestyle with Over The Fire Cooking! I have teamed up with Go RVing to show off how easy it is to cook over open fire while RVing in the great outdoors. First recipe to try, my new Panko Fried Wild Salmon.



Fried fish is nothing new. We all love some classic fish and chips while we are out to dinner, but what about doing it at the RV site? Made this fish recipe using wild caught salmon found locally on Orcas Island. Super meaty fish caught only a couple of miles away from the fishery where we bought it.


Next, you are going to need a cast iron skillet. I love my skillets so much! You always hear me harping about how awesome they are, but for this recipe you need a hot skillet with some good oil inside for frying. Using an egg wash with some seasoning, dredge the salmon in the wash then cover it in panko crumbs. Add it to the frying oil and let science do the rest!



Panko Fried Wild Salmon is a perfect dish to serve right at the RV site because it can easily feed the whole family. Add some rice and broccoli on the side and you are ready for a feast next to the campfire.



Cooking Details

Yields: 2 Servings

Cook: 10 minutes

Prep: 10 minutes

Equipment: Cast Iron Skillet, wood, fire starters, heat resistant gloves, cutting board and knife.


Panko Fried Wild Salmon Ingredients:

  • 2 Filets of Wild Salmon
  • 4 eggs, whipped
  • 5 tbsp of Paprika
  • 1 tbsp of Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp of Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp of Cayenne Powder
  • 2 Cups of Panko Crumbs
  • 1 Cup of Vegetable Oil
  • Lemon & Dill, garnish



  1. Using a fire starter and some local wood, start your fire. Make fire a medium to medium-high heat. Place your grill directly over fire and preheat skillet with some vegetable oil for frying over it.
  2. In a bowl, whip the eggs and add paprika, black pepper, kosher salt and cayenne powder. Add salmon to egg mixture and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl filled with panko crumbs, add salmon until thoroughly coated.
  3. Add a pinch of panko crumbs to the frying skillet to see if it sizzles. Once it is hot, add salmon and cook meat side down first. Flip about 2 minutes and finish cooking the salmon until desired temperature. I prefer wild caught salmon at 130-135F (about 8-10 minutes total).


Once done, pull off salmon and let rest for 2 minutes. Garnish with lemon and dill for added flavor and enjoy!