cooking steelhhead trout

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2010/02/15 12:56:40 (permalink)

cooking steelhhead trout

Picked up some Steelhead at Costco's since its half the price of Salmon.
Well Steelhead is really a type of salmon. I tried making Salmon before
but it came out too dry. It was the thicker cut. Well I figured if i
could keep the thin Steelhead under fluid it would be moist, and I was right.
Put it in a large tray, add lemon juice first, then lemon pepper, Teriyaki sauce, some
Worcester sauce, basil, Mrs. Dash, and add a little water. Let it soak for at least an hour in
the fridge. I cooked with a covered dish at 325 F for about a half hour. Cook
it skin up. At the end remove the skin by tearing up from one end.


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    Russ Jackson
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    Re:cooking steelhhead trout 2010/02/15 13:19:16 (permalink)
    The great thing about steelhead is that you can cook it skin on. Then you can easily remove it or leave it on. I like to lightly dust it in some seasoned flour and saute it in butter. It is such a great tasting fish that it needs little more than lemon and salt. I lived in Grand Rapids Michigan for 2 years and would eat it fresh all the time. Next to fresh caught Yellow Perch it is my favorite. And if you have ever gaught one you already know how beautiful they are. Most people have never seen how Chrome they come out of the water....Russ
    post edited by Russ Jackson - 2010/02/15 13:22:33
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    Re:cooking steelhhead trout 2010/02/15 13:51:27 (permalink)
    Actually, steelhead are sea-run rainbrow trout. The ones in the Great Lakes, or course, are lake-run rainbows that were originally transplanted from Washington. My favorites to catch are the summer-run Skamania steelies.
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    Re:cooking steelhhead trout 2010/02/15 14:11:49 (permalink)
    Here is a great video of a 96lb King Salmon.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eojE8SK2Kf8&feature=related

    Awesome Fish...Russ
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    Re:cooking steelhhead trout 2010/02/15 14:29:46 (permalink)
    Nice fish. My biggest was a 47 pound king caught off Westport, Washington. My biggest in the Great Lakes was a 32-pounder from Lake Michigan.
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    Re:cooking steelhhead trout 2010/02/15 14:40:51 (permalink)
    I thought they were more like stream run Salmon. The meat is red and
    tastes like Salmon.

    Yep, caught onto one up Lake Erie Walleye fishing. You know immediately
    when you hook onto one of these. it got away.


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    Russ Jackson
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    Re:cooking steelhhead trout 2010/02/15 14:41:51 (permalink)
    My Michigan bests are 19lb Steelhead a 23lb Chinook and many 20# and above Browns. Michigan Trout fishing is as good as it gets. I will be there during the Easter Break.....Russ
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    Re:cooking steelhhead trout 2010/02/15 14:43:05 (permalink)
    We also had asparagus with the fish. Just steam it, and just use only lemon juice on those sprouts.


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    Re:cooking steelhhead trout 2010/02/15 14:53:03 (permalink)
    gregys

    I thought they were more like stream run Salmon. The meat is red and
    tastes like Salmon.

    Yep, caught onto one up Lake Erie Walleye fishing. You know immediately
    when you hook onto one of these. it got away.

    Nope, they're rainbows. Of course trout are members of the salmonid family.
     
    I take it you were fishing deep water when you hooked the steelie there.

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    Re:cooking steelhhead trout 2010/02/15 17:09:06 (permalink)
     I worked as a waitress at McCormick&Schmicks for a few years; We were schooled and drilled constantly on the proper way to describe fish...ie: Small flake,delicate flavor etc.  Steelehead and it's prep were my favorite, so I started describing it as " An ocean going Rainbow Trout, medium oil, medium to large flake, just an all around Good Eatin' Fish! " Former governer Wendy Anderson once hollered across most of the dining room... " Hey Dawn, What's that you call the steelhead?" I said Shhhh, I'll be right over!       Btw; it was horseradish/parm/panko crusted... Mmmmmmm  Bad restaurant, Excellent food.   Edited to add, Excellent food when it's half price,or free at "Fresh Talk" tastings everyday...
    post edited by AHI MPLS - 2010/02/15 17:11:58
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    Re:cooking steelhhead trout 2010/02/15 19:53:38 (permalink)
    Used to catch them in the San Lorenzo River in Santa Cruz Ca--cooked them on the grill over a wood fire.
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    Re:cooking steelhhead trout 2010/02/15 23:48:52 (permalink)
    Steelhead are a different animal but I do a lot of trout fishing and here's a great quick trout recipe.  May work with steelies, you can try it:

    Take your fish and lay it in a nice big piece of buttered foil.  Cut up a lemon and squeeze some juice onto your filet or whole fish, whatever you have.  Throw the lemon remnants in if you like.  Cut up some onion.  Fill the cavity of the fish with the onion.  Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of garlic wine vinegar onto the fish.  Shake/grate some parmesan onto the fish with some salt and pepper.  Get some lemon pepper and shake that bad boy on there too.  Make a pouch with the foil and bake at around 375 for 20 minutes.  Works great in a campfire too.  Adjust cooking time with size of fish..in the foil pouch it's hard to overcook.
    post edited by HPlatz - 2010/02/16 00:06:34
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    Re:cooking steelhhead trout 2010/02/16 10:29:34 (permalink)
    I started using Teriyaki  sauce because it fitted what I wanted to do. Up Geneva on the Lake Ohio, I once had some Salmon from the Sandy Shanty
    who has a gourmet cook. if I was blindfolded, I would have said I was eating the most delicious, tender, juicy, steak I ever had.


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