View Full Version : If I'd known trout was this easy...
05-01-2004, 09:24 PM
I would have started cooking it years ago (ok, maybe months is more realistic).
I used the trout cooking method from the Trout with Cucumber Salsa recipe in May 04. But since I had none of the ingredients for the salsa, I just made the trout. :)
Basic steps - heat pan to med-hi.
Coat one side of trout with minced garlic, salt, and pepper (mine had skin on so I coated the meaty side)
Spray pan with butter-flavored cooking spray
Cook garlicy side down for 3 minutes
Flip, cook 3 minutes or until flakes with fork.
total time - 10 minutes from opening the fridge to get the fish out.
These got a "These are good" from the roommate (totally unsolicited and unusual spontaeous feedback) and I enjoyed mine as well. I'm sure the cucumber salsa adds an extra kick.
05-01-2004, 10:00 PM
I'm not a huge fish eater. Probably the result of eating so much fish as a kid. :) However, one thing I remember like it was yesterday is the pan-fried trout we used to eat when we went camping.
In the summer, we used to camp at one of the lakes with my Grandparents. My Grandpa would often catch fresh trout for dinner. We would get to clean them (very exciting job!) and then he would throw them into a generously buttered cast-iron frying pan right on the campfire. We would eat them, skin and all (not the head, but definitely the tail). So simple, yet so tasty.
05-02-2004, 04:13 AM
Is trout really boney? DH doesn't like boney fish - we had shad once, what a real mistake!:eek:
05-02-2004, 06:47 AM
Just back from the grocery store, BONELESS trout for us tonight. I have all of the ingredients for the salsa, so we are going for it. Will post the review! Can't wait!! Thanks Kristin for posting!!
05-02-2004, 07:19 AM
Yea Susan! I was going to say that the trout filets from Central Market had no bones (or head or tail :D). In fact I think most seafood departments will clean/debone if you ask them - even if you buy the whole fish.
I'm with you on the no bony fish issue. Although I did buy some fish before... can't remember what kind, that just had a few teeny bones that you barely noticed.
BTW, I cooked with the skin on and we just didn't eat that part. I didn't try it though, perhaps it would have been yummy as OceanJasper suggested!
05-02-2004, 04:10 PM
we enjoyed it skin and all.. what a refreshingly light fish with the salsa, DH asked if we had more,,, that is a compliment. Thanks so much for your review, I agree, trout is user friendly!!!;)
05-02-2004, 08:04 PM
Okay, silly question...where does one buy good fresh trout? I just read about it in Fish & Shelffish by James Peterson, and then Kristin had this thread...and now I want/have to try it. We were at Whole Foods today and I bought some mahi mahi for tonight, but did not see any trout. Hoping I don't have to go fish my own ;) :D
05-03-2004, 05:52 AM
Thanks for the review! We love eating fish and for some reason I always bypass the trout at the fish counter for salmon, mahi, tuna etc. I will definitely give it a try.
Di-I see it at my regular grocery store (Publix) often, although certainly it is not there every day like salmon, tilapia, etc! I am sure it would be a a good fish market, though!
05-03-2004, 07:13 AM
DH goes trout fishing almost every day during trout season so he's been eating plenty of trout. I don't like any kind of fish at all, unfortunately. He ends up giving lots of them away! Anyway, he'll come home, clean them and cook them right up. He will normally put them on the grill since I don't tolerate fish smell all that well. However, I noticed that even if he cooks them inside,they don't smell. He puts them on foil on the grill with some seasoning and some butter. You could use the cast iron pan on the grill, too. Forgot all about that.
05-03-2004, 08:22 AM
Vicanddi - you should be able to find it at Whole Foods or any well-stocked fish market. They were probably just out on the particular day you were there. Just ask them how often they get it in and they should be able to tell you.
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