This rainbow trout recipe that brings back great memories of camping at Pinecrest Lake about an hour from where I grew up in California.
My dad and I used to go up there often and hike up to the damn where there were always hundreds of trout to be caught.
We usually came back with a nice string of them which we either barbecued over a log fire or steamed in a pot of white wine and herbs.
It was always something we did on the first night of our stay. If we were camping two or more nights, I’d usually talk him into a plate of tacos from the local Mexican restaurant.
It wasn’t until I was much older that I found this same recipe in our family cookbook. We never made it at home. It was a camping thing.
The fish is delicious served with new potatoes and the leeks that it is cooked on. I like to add a few calories by serving the trout with homemade croutons like those I make for my caesar salad recipe.
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