Panko Fried Wild Salmon Recipe


Panko Fried Wild Salmon Recipe

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.

Panko Fried Wild Salmon Recipe
Panko Fried Wild Salmon Recipe
Panko Fried Wild Salmon Recipe



  • 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


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. Instructions: 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!

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Derek Wolf

Derek Wolf fell in love with open fire cooking while watching TV in an attempt to put off doing college schoolwork. A fire pit gifted as a wedding present turned inspiration into action, and now he shares his mouthwatering creations with the world as Over The Fire Cooking. Married into a family of RVers, he knows the quickest way to get to know your campground neighbors is with good food. Follow his adventures and learn grilling tips and recipes along the way at Over The Fire Cooking.