RECIPE & PHOTOS BY RHETT LONG
Do your kids like to catch fish, but not eat them? Reading this may change things. While our kids like to fish, until recently, the filets were all mine. So, my wife and I created four simple recipes to cook trout and inspire our kids to try them. And, much to their surprise, they liked them. Well, the barbecue version, mostly. A recent trip to Cold Springs Trout Farm in North Ogden was a fun daddy-daughter excursion. We made memories and caught our dinner for only $16. They even filet them for you. Bon Appétit!
Barbecue and Teriyaki Trout
Do not overthink it. Use the kind of barbecue sauce your kids like the best. Brush your favorite sauce over the filet, sprinkle with a little pepper, and grill the trout skin-side down on aluminum foil at medium heat for about 20 minutes. The length of time really depends on the thickness of your filets. Do the same with the teriyaki sauce. Both go well with steamed rice and a side of veggies.
The smoked filets go in the smoker with salt and pepper and sweet smoking wood chips – apple or cherry are both good. I smoked our fish for about 35 minutes at 190 degrees.
Lemon Garlic Trout
The last and favorite of the adults is easy-peasy. Lay the filets skin-side down on a sheet of aluminum foil large enough to cover the fish. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper, add freshly minced garlic (I used one clove for a large filet), line the filet with slices of lemon, and put a skinny pat of butter on each lemon slice. Then, fold the edges to create a tent and put it on the grill. Leave it over medium heat until you hear it boil. Clean up is a breeze.
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