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Sat Jun 20, 2020, 08:34 AM

Trout!

Costco had gorgeous packages of clear-eyed trout this week so I bought some. I had never scaled and cooked whole fish before.

I planned to grill it but it was too rainy so I just baked it with some lemon and this great blueberry/lemon salt. It was really good. We will definitely have it again but the family said I have to cut off the Heads next time. 🤣

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Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 08:39 AM

1. One of my favorite fishes!

I have dined on Trout several times while hiking in the mountains of NC and CA.

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 08:43 AM

2. I had fresh rainbow trout right out of the stream in Yosemite backcountry years ago.

Scaled it, cooked it over a fire and man oh man was that some fine eating.

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Response to lark (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 10:40 AM

4. We fished in Montana and were able to do that as well. It was so divine that it ruined me

for most fish dishes -- now, fish any older than that taste rotten!

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Response to Nay (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:08 AM

5. I was born and bred eating fish and seafood and that will never change.

Luckily in FL, it's always available fresh. I have had both fresh caught trout, bass, flounder, snapper, mahi mahi and salmon and all were magnificent, but I have to say fresh caught salmon is the best thing I have ever eaten.

The salmon and trout were in CA, bass, snappr, mahi mahi and flounder from FL. My dad and his dad were commercial fishermen so I was raised on this.

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Response to lark (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:18 AM

6. We ate fresh salmon straight out of the river in British Columbia! Heaven. Just heaven.

I grew up in Florida and remember the good seafood there, although we were usually too poor to buy it often. I do remember my dad buying smoked mullet on the way home from work -- there were always guys selling their home-smoked mullet on the side of the road, and us kids went wild for it.

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Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 09:28 AM

3. Educate the family that the best meat on a fish is the cheeks.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 01:29 PM

8. Yes, Halibut cheeks!

Many years ago (1970's) when we lived in Anchorage, we used to drive down to Seward to have fresh halibut cheeks. Rainbow trout is good too, in fact most fish is tasty provided it is cooked properly and the fresher, the better.

We are now fans of the wild caught Gulf shrimp sold at Fiesta store in Dallas. It has never been frozen and it makes a big difference.

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 02:05 PM

9. Around here bluefish are the booby prize when your hunt for stripers or legal fluke goes south...

Fortunately, I like bluefish, and used to keep a mess of them in the freezer.

I grossed out unknowing visitors by cooking up large vats of fishhead stew. The bluefish heads would bounce up to the top just as people were asking "what's this". (I think it was the eyes that got them.)

Anyway, once they got over their ridiculous revulsion, I showed them how to pop out the cheeks and they loved it.

Carniverous fish (which is most of them) develop strong jaw muscles, which makes them quite tasty.

The cats enjoyed it, too.

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Response to Blue_playwright (Original post)

Sat Jun 20, 2020, 11:22 AM

7. I live along

trout/salmon rivers and I've become spoiled on fresh caught. But that's no surprise as I grew up on the Atlantic shore and had nothing but to begin with.

A good prep for trout of any fish is to smear it with toasted pumpkin seed oil*, it makes a nutty sort of glaze and help keep the fish moist. A little lemon zest and you can't beat it.

*also makes a great vinaigrette and smear glaze for other things.

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