How to cook Steelhead Trout
Many of us are trying to add more fish to our diets for our health, and during Lent seafood is also a great meal on meatless Fridays! Research shows that eating fish has a huge impact on your health. The Mayo Clinic points out that eating one to two servings of fish a week could reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack by a third or more – thanks to omega-3 fatty acids.
Salmon is often touted as one of the best fish to eat – because it’s high in those omega-3s. But there’s another fish you might want to try that’s very similar to salmon. It’s called steelhead trout – and it’s on sale right now at Coborn’s and CobornsDelivers.
Steelhead trout has the same pink flesh and a flaky texture as salmon. Like salmon, it’s high in protein, those omega-3s, as well as niacin and vitamin B12. If you haven’t tried this fish before, it has a mild trout taste and has a bit more flavor than rainbow trout.
Steelhead trout holds up to several cooking methods – making it a very versatile fish to cook! You can bake, broil, poach, grill, fry or even microwave a filet! It can be substituted for salmon in most recipes as well!
Here are some wonderful recipes to try for dinner:
- Grilled Salmon/Steelhead Trout with Dill-Mustard Glaze – this is a great take on the classic Scandinavian gravlax – done on the grill! It’s wonderful paired with a great oaky Chardonnay as well.
- Broiled Steelhead Trout with Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic: this recipe starts with the fish under the broiler and then finishes baking in the oven.
- Steelhead Trout Baked with Honey or Maple Glaze: this recipe is practically fool-proof thanks to baking the fish in a foil packet.
- Smoked Steelhead Trout: if you’re feeling ambitious – try smoking this fish on your grill or in a stovetop smoker!
Need a delicious side dish for that trout? If you’re having it on Friday and want to avoid meat – enjoy Couscous with Parmesan and Peas (you can make this with whole wheat or regular couscous). If you’re not going meatless – this recipe for Brussels sprouts with bacon from Rachael Ray is super easy and comes together pretty quickly. Brussels sprouts and Food Club bacon are also on sale this week so you can put together a great, affordable dinner for your family.
What’s your favorite fish to cook?