Steelhead trout has a taste and texture comparable to salmon. It has a deeper pink colored flesh than salmon. The main difference is that salmon is much fleshier while the trout’s flesh is thinner is more delicate and grainy. It is also less oily than salmon. This healthy fish is rich in lean protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. It is best cooked by grilling, broiling or searing. Steelhead trout is often noted by chefs as a more affordable substitute for salmon.
This recipe is a grilled steelhead trout marinated in a simple mixture of maple syrup and soy sauce. This is a perfect summer dish served with your favorite salad.
• 1 large skin-on steelhead trout fillet, cut into 3, crosswise
• ½ cup maple syrup
• ½ cup of soy sauce
• 2 tsp horseradish
• freshly ground black pepper
This recipe takes about 25 minutes to make. Serves 3 to 4.
To prepare the marinade, mix maple syrup and soy sauce together in a bowl.
Place the fish in a bowl and pour 3/4 of the marinade.
Let the fish marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
While the fish is marinating, prepare the basting sauce.
Place the remaining marinade in a pan.
Add a horseradish and mix and simmer on the grill until the sauce has reduced.
Oil the grill so the fish fillets do not stick.
Lay the fish skin side down on the grill and sprinkle pepper on top.
Grill with indirect heat for 10 minutes.
Brush basting sauce on the fish halfway through the cooking time.
Transfer the fish to a serving plate.
Ideas And Tips:
• Indirect grilling is a method of cooking food with reflected heat instead of cooking directly over the flame or heat source. It is often used to cook larger or tougher foods that will burn easily if directly grilled. Burned exterior with a rare interior is not what you want for your fish, so that’s why this grilling method is used. Although indirect grilling takes longer, the use of indirect heat allows the center of the fish to cook thoroughly without burning the outside. To do this, place the hot coals on one side of the grill and lay the fish on the other side. Put the lid on while cooking. The result will be an evenly cooked, tender and moist fish.
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