Picture this: You’re camping right next to a lake and you just caught a mess of trout. As everyone else is just waking up, you fry up some trout with eggs over the embers from a roaring campfire. Later that day, you fry up some more trout for sandwiches. Then, that night, you roast a whole fish stuffed with wild fennel. Sounds great, right?
Unfortunately, we can’t give you a dream camping trip. But we can give you the tools to eat like you’re on one—including a tip on the best way to fillet fish at home. Here, nine delicious ways to eat trout for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Smoked-Trout-and-Caper Cream Cheese
This elegant dish was inspired by the classic combination of bagels with lox and cream cheese.
Smoked Trout Hash with Potatoes and Corn
A poached egg completes this rustic breakfast.
Potato Cakes Stuffed with Trout
These delicious fried cakes are like trout wrapped in hash browns.
These flavor-packed sandwiches are a great way to use leftover grilled fish.
Smoked Trout and Bacon Pitas
These pita pockets are stuffed with crisp bacon, cherry tomatoes, smoked trout and frisée.
Precooked and intensely flavorful smoked fish makes quick work of this creamy chowder.
Trout with Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette
This quick dish features trout fillets in a tangy vinaigrette.
Trout Schnitzel with Lemon-Chile Butter
Substitute trout fillets for the usual veal or pork for an ingenious take on schnitzel.
Trout with Warm Pine-Nut Dressing and Fennel Puree
This is an easy version of an amazing recipe from chef David Bouley.