For the fisherman who can’t get enough time by the river, serving trout for dinner can be a great way to share the day’s catch. But trout night after night can be boring, so here are a few yummy recipes that will allow you to surprise your family and friends with a new flavor every time you sit down to the table:

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Smoked Trout Dip
A perfect appetizer to any meal is a dip, so why not make a trout dip? Packed with omega 3’s, trout dip is the perfect dish to serve at your next gathering with family or friends. You can also use this recipe to create a spread for bagels, crackers, or toast. You’ll need the following ingredients:

1 pound smoked trout
1/2 cup creme fraiche
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp. dill
1 tbsp. parsley
Fresh lemon.

Simply gather all of your ingredients and mix them into a bowl, making sure to coat the trout with the creme and the yogurt. Once mixed well, serve with chips or toasted baguette bread, whichever you prefer. And make sure to make a lot: you’ll have to keep refilling, as people won’t be able to stop digging in!

BBQ Trout
Barbequing is a classic summer pastime, so why not throw some trout on the grill? For the most succulent trout, marinade the fish for one hour before cooking t in a mixing of three parts BBQ sauce for one part honey. For a zing, add a little hot sauce or red pepper into the marinade. For best results, put the trout face up on a large piece of tinfoil, apply the marinade, and then cover it completely before placing it in the fridge. After an hour, put the trout (still wrapped in the tinfoil) on the grill. Cook for about 15 minutes, rotating occasionally. Before serving, open the tinfoil and check to make sure the trout flakes. If not, put it back on the grill until completely cooked.

Pecan Crusted Pan-Fried Trout
If BBQ season has passed but you’re still in the mood for a yummy trout dinner, consider making a pecan crusted pan-fried trout, which is just as easy as BBQ-ing. For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

4 Fillets of Trout
1/2 Cup Crushed Pecans
Black pepper to taste
Flour (as needed)
1 egg, beaten
Cooking spray

The total time for this recipe is only about 20 minutes, making it an awesome last-minute choice as a meal that can be prepared quickly.

Spray a large pan with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine pecans and black pepper. Place the flour in a separate bowl. Using one of the fillets, dip the fillet into the flour and then shake off the excess. Next, dip the fish into the beaten egg, and then transfer it to the pecan-mix, coating the fish thoroughly. Place the fish in the pan, and repeat with other fillets. When all fillets are in the pan, turn the heat on med-high and fry for 10-12 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily. This dish will wow your family, and is a delicious, quick and easy meal to serve when guests are over.

 

This article was written by Jules Parmar, hostess extraordinaire.  She enjoys all aspects of entertaining her guests, from decorating and cooking, to the finishing touches.  For the freshest trout, Jules recommends travelling to Nueltin Fly-in Lodges for excellent trout fishing.

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