Welcome to the RV lifestyle with Over The Fire Cooking! I have teamed up with GoRVing 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 Salmon tastes delectable when combined with sautéed vegetables like beans, mushrooms and tomatoes.


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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 with fried salmon? This is definitely not as easy since you may not have a frier and you probably want to cook it over open fire. We all know that oil and fire really like each other (oil fires are not cool…), but they do not have to scare you!


It is all about controlling the oil and heat for this Panko Fried Wild Salmon recipe. By using a cast iron skillet with a high lip, this will help prevent fire from getting inside. Also by maneuvering the salmon carefully, this will prevent flare ups from happening. Now on to the recipes…


How to Make the Panko Fried Wild Salmon


Made this fish recipe using wild caught salmon found locally on Orca Island. Super meaty fish caught only a couple of miles away from the fishery we bought it at. Perfect for this Panko Fried Wild Salmon recipe!


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.

Before starting the recipe, remember when you are cooking Fried Salmon, don’t throw off the skin. It acts as a safety layer between fish and the hot skillet.



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time to eat panko fried wild salmon

Panko Fried Wild Salmon

Delicious dish to make anywhere your RV takes you. Try these Panko Fried Wild Salmon out in the woods or in your own home for some tasty seafood with a crunch.
Author:Derek Wolf
4.50 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people


  • Cast iron skillet
  • Wood
  • Fire Starters
  • Heat Resistant Gloves
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 2 Filets of Wild Salmon
  • 4 eggs whipped
  • 1.5 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


  • 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 oilfor frying over it.
  • 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 withpowder. Add salmon to egg mixture and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl filled with panko crumbs, add salmon until thoroughly coated.
  • Add a pinch of panko crumbs to the frying skillet to see it 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 the fried salmon with lemon and dill for added flavor and enjoy!


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Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

4.50 from 8 votes (7 ratings without comment)

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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.

  2. I saw the video on Youtube. I like to suggest that you peel the skin off the fillet before dipping it in the sauce.