1 lake trout (4 to 8 lb) Salt and paprika, to taste; 2 tbsp lemon juice; Vegetable oil; Lemon wedges; Parsley ; Preparation. To make the grilling sauce, combine the olive oil, lime juice, red onion, tarragon, salt, and white pepper in a medium-size bowl and mix thoroughly with a whisk. I lightly use a rub mixture inside gut cavity before stuffing it. —Mary Zimmerman, Spring Lake, Michigan. You can only keep one fish a day there, so we fished with barbless hooks (which is the law in Manitoba) and released almost all of them. Seared Lake Trout *Use as many filets as you would like. Rinse off the cure under cold water and pat the fish dry with paper towels. As with all fatty fish it should be eaten extremely fresh. See more ideas about trout recipes, recipes, lake trout recipes. Use the whole 1/2 cup for a fish that, when it was alive, weighed between 5 and 12 pounds. The lake trout rehabilitation program in Lake Michigan, coordinated by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, began in 1965. Common Mistakes When Smoking Trout or Salmon. Posted: (4 days ago) Recipe by Ciocia Laura A simple, delicious, quick and inexpensive preparation of a fillet of lake trout. Recipe for beurre blanc and hash is enough for 6-8ppl. They are fairly rare in this lake (you can only have two). SALMON OR LAKE TROUT FILET : 1 1/2 lb. Lake Michigan provides some of the best fishing for steelhead, coho salmon, perch, chinook salmon, rainbow trout, lake trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and walleye in the Midwest. With our easy trout recipe, dinner will be on the table in 20 minutes. Can’t say I’ve tried tamarisk tips, but fig wood sounds great! One is the Siscowet, which is about 60 to 70% fat content and they live in the deep (250 feet and deeper) parts of the lake. https://mynorth.com/northern-michigan-recipes/lake-trout-corn-salsa Filed Under: American Recipes, Appetizers and Snacks, Charcuterie, Featured, Fish, Recipe, Salmon and Trout Tagged With: Charcuterie, preserved foods, salmon, smoked foods, trout. L. Thanks and perfect timing. That said, I won’t lie to you: Lake trout is a fatty fish. Baste with sauce. Remove the fish and rinse with cold water. Normal ones range from 5 1/2 percent fat by weight to up to 20 percent, and a subspecies in the Great Lakes called a siscowet can be truly, astonishingly fat: One study conducted in 1965 showed one of these porkers to be 88 percent fat by weight. Robert said this willow gives the fish much more flavor than any other kind of wood locally available. Hi, can you tell me your ginger and soy sauce recipe, thank you… Thanks for the great recipe. © 2020 Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, All Rights Reserved. Remove the fish and rinse with cold water. Smoke the trout over whatever wood you want. minced garlic 1/4 tsp. Easy Pan Fried Trout - House of Nash Eats . Use the whole 1/2 cup for a fish that, when it … With Lake Michigan serving up fewer salmon and the U.S. Lake Trout has a soft, fine-textured flesh with rich, delicate flavor. Serves: 6-8. Fruit woods and oak are other good choices. Ice fishing friends of ours give us their lake trout. There are a few mistakes people make when they smoke salmon or trout, mistake #1, they don’t brine the fish. Robert is a bit older than I am, and knows his way around cooking fish. Better than salmon in my opinion. Soak you Lake trout in buttermilk for an hour. According to the United States Census Bureau , the township has a total area of 143.6 square miles (372.0 km 2 ), of which 141.4 square miles (366.2 km 2 ) is land and 2.2 square miles (5.8 km 2 ), or 1.56%, is water. Aug 29, 2017 - Explore The Fish Monger's Wife's board "Lake Trout Recipes" on Pinterest. And their fish recipes are way too good not to share. Need some recipe ideas? “Oh my God, where did you buy this?” he asked. See more ideas about Trout recipes, Lake trout recipes, Recipes. If you think that’s a terrible idea, let me know, please! Printer-friendly version. Very easy and tasty recipe I invented one day with ingredients on hand, for fresh rainbow trout (farmed or wild) that my family loves. I prefer kiting with fatty salmon and trout because that belly meat is so fatty and good, I don’t want to slice into it until the meat’s been properly smoked. lemon juice 1 tbsp. What’s more, Elk Island Lodge, where we were staying, doesn’t allow you to take any fish home,  so we had to do our smoking at the lodge. He’s made a smoker from an old boiler salvaged from an abandoned gold mine (Gods Lake had a little gold rush almost a century ago), which was pretty cool, but what was really cool was the wood he used. There are 4 different forms of lake trout (See: lake trout facts) in Lake Superior that we fish for in the Stannard Rock Lighthouse area and in Bete Grise (just north of Keweenaw Bay.) Smoke over low heat -- no higher than 225°F and ideally closer to 180°F -- until the fish has been cooked through, which can take as little as 90 minutes or as long as 4 hours, depending on how thick your trout is and how hot your fire is. One is the Siscowet, which is about 60 to 70% fat content and they live in the deep (250 feet and deeper) parts of the lake. Not sure what you did with the heads, but don’t throw the heads away. onion powder 1 tbsp. It felt like delivering a pizza, so we called it Cree pizza the whole trip. All rights reserved. Posted: (2 days ago) That said, I won’t lie to you: Lake trout is a fatty fish. ground black pepper 1/2 tsp. Kiting — as in a kite — splits the fish down the backbone, leaving the belly intact. Fillet out trout but leave skin on. We used diamond willow in Manitoba, but alder is my wood of choice for fish. It’s also great grilled over a HOT fire that renders some of the fat and caramelizes nicely. Steelhead with Wild Rice and Mushroom Sauce - Skillet fried and served with wild rice and mushroon sauce. It was much better than pizza. When I say the fishing was epic, I am understating things quite a bit. Required fields are marked *. Lake Trout Marsala - poached with marsala wine, onions, and mushrooms served over egg noodles. SAUCE FOR LAKE TROUT: 1/4 c. butter 2 tsp. I was eating some, fingers glistening, when I noticed the guy in the seat next to me looking envious. Make incisions about 2 inches long going through skin approximately an 1/8 of an inch into the flesh about a 1/4 inch apart; Salt both sides of fish making sure … Use the same cure on the head as on the rest of the fish, and smoke it too. My favorite way to eat lake trout is cured with ginger, and soy-sauce, smoked until slightly charred and served over rice, but yours looks great as well. (18 inches long) It is cleaned and currently frozen. Clean fish and remove head and tail; rinse and pat dry. Makinaw yesterday. Feb 27, 2019 - Explore Fox Bros Piggly Wiggly's board "Lake Trout Recipes", followed by 502 people on Pinterest. Brush with more marinade. You can’t beat that. A Bonnier Corporation Company. https://mynorth.com/northern-michigan-recipes/lake-trout-corn-salsa true) The ginger-soy sauce recipe sounds great, but any advice on cooking the smaller ones would be appreciated. Jul 29, 2017 - Explore Laurel Bahr's board "Lake Trout Recipes", followed by 154 people on Pinterest. They’re the only member of this exalted clan routinely denigrated as food. Simple grilled lake trout. dried dill weed 1/4 tsp. Cut lake trout fillets into small serving size pieces. At the same time soak 2-3 handfulls of wood chips in water. Color of the flesh may be white, pink or reddish. In a quart of water, add a 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and soak for 30 minutes. So do I, so we had a lot to talk about while trolling for lakers. It honestly comes out so different in taste and sweet. Fillet out trout but leave skin on. Might even try tamarisk tips in the fish, since I don’t have access to diamond willow, and fresh fig wood in the smoker. soy sauce 1 tsp. If you’re wondering about the odd Latin name for the lake trout, namaycush, it’s a Cree Indian word for the laker that we’ve adopted into the international scientific name.