Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Recipe Rally - MG's Favorite Baked Trout

GUESS WHAT?? Today is Recipe Rally over at Crazy Hip Blog Mamas and... I ACTUALLY REMEMBERED!

WooHoo! Yeah for me! Hoo Hoo Hoo! (ya' gotta do that last part while pumping your fist in the air, you know!)

The recipe selection this week is FISH.

First of all, a disclaimer. I don't do sea food. Or freshwater food either, for that matter. SO when I say this recipe is "good", you will have to take MG's word for it. Not mine. Cuz I'll yak if I eat fish. Serious.

Secondly, I ain't no fancy cook. Don't do flambe' or braising or wine cooking (wine drinking, maybe, but no wine COOKING). Just plain ol' down home pan-fry cookin'.

Wait, OK, I did do a Baked Alaska one time. And it wasn't half bad.

Anyway, here's MG's favorite baked trout recipe.

Preheat oven to 350.
Take a coupla trout outta the freezer.
Cover the cookie sheet with foil or spray the bottom of the 11X9 pan with nonstick spray.
Place a 1/2 cup of margarine in a coffee cup and put it in the mickey-mike (aka microwave) for about 40 seconds till melted.
During that 40 seconds, unwrap your fishies and lay them in the pan. Frozen solid. Yep.
Drizzle them with melted butter.
This is the cool part, cuz the butter will solidify (ooops, big word there...uhhhh, get hard again) on the frozen fish as you drizzle.
Then I get out the Lawry's Steak Seasoning with Garlic and liberally sprinkle the fish.
When the oven is hot, I put them in the oven and cook 'em till there done. Legals will take about 30 minutes. Trophy size will take about 45 - 50 minutes. You test for done-ness by sticking them with a fork in the thickest part and twisting. If it flakes apart easily and it's all white (NOT clear meat) then it's done.
Plus another clue that they are done is that the little tails get all toasty brown and crunchy.
My 13-year old eats them.
Yes, the tails.
I kid you not.

It gives me the willies just THINKING about it.

Enjoy yer down-home trout and have a wonderful week!


Rebekah said...

sounds good I'll have to try

Shoshana said...

This sounds good! I am going to try ti. I only do frozen boneless fish.