Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Saturday Night Trout Dinner
We went to a party on Saturday afternoon at one of the local branches of Rocklands barbeque (see link below) – one of our favorites. I had grilled some chicken thighs on Friday night, and knew that I was going to cook some ribs on Sunday (heads up – there’ll be a blog post on this later in the week). I decided to have the brisket so I could be sure I covered the full range of animal proteins…leaving the dilemma of what to cook for dinner on Saturday night.
Well, fish is the natural choice if you can check off beef, chicken, and pork in a weekend – and if you don’t have any venison laying around in the freezer. So I went down to Whole Paychecks and found these whole trout – good looking fish.
After browsing on line and checking out my “For Cod and Country” cookbook (check the Amazon link below) – I decided to brine the fish and then stuff them with some fresh rosemary sprigs from Mary’s herb garden and slices of fresh lemon. I cooked them on the backyard grill in my little fish basket.
We decided that, it being spring and all, we might pair them up with a bunch of asparagus. Asparagus in the spring, by the way, always reminds me that The European in Glover Park calls this season “Spargel Fest.” I was a little worried about the fish – I usually do fillets – but they came out fine, as you can see in the money shot!
Rocklands link: http://www.rocklands.com/
For Cod and Country Amazon link: