Campfire Flame Grilled Salmon Recipe with Step by Step Instructions

I present my recipe for Flame Grilled Salmon in this post. This is a wonderfully simple fish dish for the garden and barbecue.

The barbecue has stayed in the cellar for a long time, I prefer to use the fire bowl. That way I can end the barbecue event with a campfire. Today I can do without the charcoal completely. The beech wood will be used in a moment. After all, our fish fillet needs indirect fire heat.

A cooking video accompanies you around the campfire. I wish you good luck and bon appétit!

1. Shopping list

Here is the handy list for your shopping:

  • Fire bowl and wood —> Building market or forest
  • Salmon fillet with skin whole —> Order fish market or salmon fillet online
  • Flame salmon spice—-> Spice rack or order online
  • Flame salmon board —-> DIY store or order online
  • Olive oil—–> Get it at your local supermarket or Italian restaurant
  • Rosemary and thyme—–> From the garden or pot
  • Update Sesame —-> I am currently combining with Sesame from Cookbox

Soon, will be offering a flaming salmon set, so you can prepare the dish “out of the box” directly.

I’ll leave some more information about the special sesame seeds in the last line of the list. I have put together a great sesame spice set together with The sesame furikake come from Japan and taste delicious.

These are sesame seeds with wasabi, ume plums, kimchi and yuzu flavour. The sesame seeds don’t just go with fish, but with any vegetable, salad, Asian dish or fusion cuisine. I can’t keep my fingers off them right now, a tasty and delightful change.


Sesame furikake from Japan taste delicious. Flavoured sesame seeds are the spice barbecue trend of 2021!

Chef Thomas Sixt on the new Sesame discovery
Sesame Cook BOX

2. Recipe Flame Grilled Salmon

Now it’s time to relax: light a fire and put the salmon on the board. Below are the step-by-step instructions with pictures. If you have any questions, please use the comment function at the bottom of the page. I’m looking forward to it!

Print Recipe
5 from 18 votes
5 from 18 votes
Flame Grilled Salmon
Instructions with tips from cooking professional Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Barbecue, Fish and Seafood Recipes, Main Courses, Salmon
Cuisine: international kitchen
Keyword: glutenfree
Servings: 2 Portions
Calories: 1180kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 1 pc Salmon fillet as a whole
  • 1 sachet Flame salmon spice Flame Salmon Spice
  • 1 bunch Thyme
  • 1 bunch Rosemary
  • 1-2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Prepare the salmon fillet and flame salmon board in the kitchen. Assemble the board according to the instructions and test it on the cold fire bowl. Then build the campfire, put the fire extinguisher or garden hose in position and light the fire.
  • Cut open the salmon fillet packaging and rinse the fillet under cold running water.
  • Dry the salmon fillet on kitchen paper.
  • Provide a flame salmon board.
  • Coat the grill board with olive oil.
  • Place the salmon fillet skin side down on the prepared board.
  • Sprinkle the fish fillets with the spice. I used a little too much, I use the flaming salmon spice rather sparingly.
  • Fix the fish fillet on the board with the tensioner.
  • Cook the prepared salmon fillet indirectly on the campfire for a good 35 minutes. Towards the end of the cooking time, I sprinkle rosemary and thyme into the fire so that the aromas of the herbs have an effect on the fish fillet.
  • Remove the salmon fillet from the fire, using fireproof gloves.
  • Remove the tensioner from the flame salmon board.
  • Prepare hot plates. Remove the pieces of fish from the fillet with a knife or spoon.
  • Place salmon pieces in hot plates, dress with olive oil and serve quickly.

3. Calories and Nutritional Values

Nutrition Facts
Flame Grilled Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1180 Calories from Fat 927
% Daily Value*
Fat 103g158%
Saturated Fat 56g350%
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 29g
Cholesterol 340mg113%
Sodium 712mg31%
Potassium 3368mg96%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 38g76%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4. Suitable Side Dishes for the Flame Grilled Salmon

This dish goes well with: Potato salad, cucumber salad, fennel salad, tomato salad, bean salad or coleslaw.

5. More Matching Ideas for Salmon

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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!