Pack a Fish Kit
Bring a 10-inch frying pan (nonstick coatings speed cleanup).
Flip fish with a plastic spatula. Fillet smaller fish with a pocketknife or multitool blade. For bigger fish (12 inches or more), pack a 6-inch fillet knife.
Pack olive oil and heat it to sizzling before adding fish: Fast, high heat seals in juices better than slow cooking at low temps.
RECIPES FOR THE TRAIL: UNDERGROUND CUISINE
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