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Re: i have a question about trout

My mother's family lived in Western Colorado and had a cabin on a lake in the mountains.  They ate tons of trout, even for breakfast.  They were always coated in cornmeal and pan fried.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

My mother's family lived in Western Colorado and had a cabin on a lake in the mountains.  They ate tons of trout, even for breakfast.  They were always coated in cornmeal and pan fried.


     Now you're talking!!!!    Sounds great.  I love trout.

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i always prefer my fish skinless and boneless and headless and tailless.

i prefer not to do it myself so i generally get it from a seafood market.

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I used to live in a city where we could get fresh trout frequently.  I left the heads on, then steamed them gently on  rack over simmering water with onions celery and carrots in the water.  (mire pois).  You have to know your guests or family and don't freak them out with the heads.  Some would call this poaching, but I didn't totally submerge the fish.  

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I buy rainbow trout every week.  We love it!  I buy it with head off, then cut off the tail.  It is already filleted (no bones)  We only eat half a fish each so I cut it down the middle, put melted butter all over and broil for 5 minutes till butter gets brown and nutty.  I serve with lemon juice.

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@Sunshine45 wrote:

i always prefer my fish skinless and boneless and headless and tailless.

i prefer not to do it myself so i generally get it from a seafood market.


@Sunshine45   If fish are caught by family members, it's very important to never let someone trick you into learning how to clean them.  I've always lived with avid fishermen but don't have the vaguest idea of how to clean them.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

@Sunshine45 wrote:

i always prefer my fish skinless and boneless and headless and tailless.

i prefer not to do it myself so i generally get it from a seafood market.


@Sunshine45   If fish are caught by family members, it's very important to never let someone trick you into learning how to clean them.  I've always lived with avid fishermen but don't have the vaguest idea of how to clean them.


@Kachina624,LOL, I learned this the hard way and came up with the rule you catch em you clean em or give me a nice new spinner and I will catch em and you clean em. Woman LOL

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Re: i have a question about trout

It’s generally a preference but any meat, fish, or fowl has more flavor when bones are in tact.  I try to cook fish whole and then fillet before serving.