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Fresh caught trout

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What a day! My husband and I went out on our dock to try to catch tonight’s dinner. It was unbelievable, he’d cast his line out, and get a bite! I’d run over to him with the net and scoop up the fish. He’d cast his the line back in the water and catch another! I cast a couple of times, and I caught one! It was too small and we let it go, but right away caught another. What an exciting and fun evening it was. That run of fish only happened once before in our 15 years of fishing off this dock. How fun! He cleaned them up, ( I’m still to wimpy to do that, I know, I’ve got to do it someday) and I cooked them up. They were THE most delicious speckled trout I ever had. You’ll need foil, a preheated 400 degree oven, a lemon sliced pretty thin, minced garlic, rosemary sprigs, ( I’m trying basil leaves next time) butter, salt and pepper. Oh, of course the cleaned fish, skin still on. For each serving, place one side of the fish filet, skin side down on the foil. Put a small smattering of minced garlic over the top, then a couple of thin pats of butter on top of that. Top with lemon slices and rosemary sprig. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice over both sides of the fish. Salt and pepper both sides. Place other piece of the fish on top of the prepared side. Wrap the foil to make a loose package around the fish bundle and tightly seal the edges. Place bundles on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 10- 15 minutes. Check at 10. Fish is done when it flakes easily. Put the foil bundle on a plate, with a nice salad sprinkled with lemon juice, a touch of olive oil and some shredded Parmesan cheese. Just open the top of the foil to keep as a serving bowl, so to speak, to keep all of the juices in. It makes a delicious sauce for the fish. It’s a light and really delicious meal. The rosemary is not overpowering at all, and just gives a really nice essence. I think basil might be nice too. Sooo good. Can’t wait to go fishing again!

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This entry was posted on March 16, 2012 by in main dish, seafood and tagged , , , , , .
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