Anyone cook trout?

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  1. DR. HOUSE

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    I have some rainbow trout that I caught last summer in my freezer. How do you guys cook them.

    This is how I cleaned them after I caught them.

    Definned, detailed, beheaded and gutted.

    basicall both fillet's are still attached to the spine.

    They arnt huge trout like youd find in a nice fly fishing river so I thought the way I cleaned them was best.

    Should i take out the spine?

    I would like to pan fry them.

    Give me a nice size walleye and I know what to do with it!
     
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    Chuck Norris uses a harsh glance to cook trout.

    Jack Webb (Sgt. Joe Friday) had to flash his badge.
     
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    very helpful.
     
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    I usually wrap the fish in foil, put some butter, garlic, onions and black pepper on and inside the belly, throw it on the BBQ off direct heat and cook till it's done (I just test it with a fork).

    Edit: put the butter, etc on the fish BEFORE you wrap it, haha.

    If you like it spicy, some jalapeno peppers with it add a nice spice to it.
     
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    Trout is a fish that's best baked in the oven.
    Wrapped in tin foil with the desired herbs and spices.

    Google for some excellent baked trout recipes.
     
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    +1 and a little sea salt too.
     
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    You prepared(cleaned) it perfectly. Bake with butter, onions and eat it right off the bone.
     
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    Put the fins back on, put the head back on, jump in your time machine and dial in to last summer before you put them in the freezer.

    Other than that, give 'em to the cat.
     
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    If you can filet them and have a way to cook outside, I use a cast iron skillet, some blackening seasoning and melted butter. Dip filets in butter, sprinkle with seasoning, "fry" or cook in DRY cast iron pan. Only takes about 2 min. per side, give or take and they are ready. This creates a lot of smoke though, so I wouldn't do it indoors unless you have a Genaire or similar stove than can handle it.

    For whole fish, I would go the foil, butter and your choice of seasonings in the oven route.
     
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    Stream side, we wrapped a big trout in tinfoil with butter, salt, and pepper, and buried it in the coals of the fire.

    At home, I'd say fry small ones in the pan with butter. Main thing, DON'T overcook.
     
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    This is how I do it.

    Some like to add some herbs or whatever. I like a little spice so I'll season with Tony Cashereas (sp?).

    Either in the oven or indirect on the weber.
     
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    There are a bunch of different ways to cook up trout. I usually pan-fry it but it just depends on your preferences. Bobby Flay has some good recipes out there for grilling it, etc.

    Just a word for future catches-IMO trout is not well kept by freezing for longer than a week or two. It just doesn't compare to the fresh catch.

    Hope you enjoy however you cook it!
     
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    Place trout in pan with potatos and onions.

    At a safe distance, paint the pan with a laser designator. Call in the air strike.
     
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    Hmmm when I was a younger lad I would catch fresh rainbows from wood river. I learned how to use clay from the river side and some fresh herbs and a little butter. Clean / fillet the fish, leave the skin attached.

    Get fresh river clay and make a flat piece for the fish, lay the fish skin down.

    Sprinkle fresh herbs and a small amount of butter over the top.

    Place another layer of clay over the top and seal.

    Place in hot coals from camp fire.

    10-15 minutes later pulled it out and enjoy!
     
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    Thanks, I really wasnt sure what I was doing as Trout in my area are new to me.

    I guess I just used common sense.
     
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    I'll keep that in mind, Thanks.
     
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    If you HAVE to freeze trout, freeze them suspended in water in small portions. Thaw out trout ice blocks and enjoy.
     
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    The way I always do it is to filet them, usually streamside you start with the knife right behind the front fin and filet it right off the spine, when you get towards the end with the tail you flip the filet over and guide the knife right along the skin, it separates from the skin pretty easily. You then trim the ribcage off the filet and put about 5-6 slices longway along the inside of the filet. You can now batter and deep fry or panfry like you would catfish since the small bones turn to virtually nothing. Since you already have them the way you do I would just get the filets off and slice out the ribcage, score it and put in andy's cornmeal coating and fry. It's excellent. Been doing it that way ever since I was young enough to remember. Much better than the foil, butter, and lemon method. That method is good for at camp.
     
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    Where I fish in Michigan, we usually go for brookies, which are a lot smaller than rainbow. I just gut them and snip off the fins for cleaning, we eat them bones and all. As for cooking, I like them one of three ways, depending on how I feel that day:

    1). Pan fried in butter, nothing but salt and pepper. When the eyes pop, they're done.
    2). Pan fried, with buttermilk and finely crushed Captain Crunch cereal for breading.
    3). Deep fried, with milk and finely crushed white cheddar cheez-its for breading.

    All three cooking methods come out delicious.
     
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    looks like the verdict is out, Ill throw these in the oven!

    If they dont turn out at least I will have some nice beer battered walleye fillet's to eat!

    Thanks to all.