In the Morning in the River, in the Evening in the Oven: Trout – a Hobby and a Delicacy
Autumn is a great time to catch trout. This fish is considered an exquisite delicacy. Its delicate fillet is both delicious and very healthy. Fisherman say that catching trout in autumn is interesting and easy, since the big fish rises to the surface from the depths, in which it hid from the hot weather.
Beginning in September, trout spawns and becomes less vigilant. Therefore, it is easy to catch, both in shallow and deep areas of the river. And during rain, trout stay in shallow water, where fishing can be particularly successful. The fish is caught by a float rod, spinning rod, or fly-fishing rod. The traditional way to catch trout with a float rod is done in a calm part of a river, stream, or lake. The best place to fish is on the side opposite of the rocky shore.
Trout can only live in an unpolluted water, which means you can be sure of the purity and high quality of the fish caught. This is especially true of salmon with its gentle buttery taste and composition, which is rich in vitamins, minerals, and omega-3-polyunsaturated fatty acids. The fish contains vitamins A, C, B, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and other nutrients.
Thanks to this, consuming trout helps to remove harmful cholesterol from the body, regulates blood sugar and secretion of gastric juice, supports the heart and blood vessels, and breaks down fats. Elements derived from eating this fish help the exchange of amino acids, the synthesis of hormones, strengthen the immune system, the nervous system, bones, improve the digestibility of iron, slow down the aging of the body, remove carcinogens, and support reproduction. Trout also can improve the condition of the skin, hair, and increase the strength of tooth enamel. And this is important for those who care not only about their health, but also about their appearance.
Dietitians recommend eating trout 2-3 times a week to improve health.
You can cook a variety of dishes with this fish, and it is unlikely you will get sick of it. It is especially good for people who are suffering from diabetes, depression, allergies, osteoporosis, oncology, psoriasis, and cardiovascular diseases.
Trout is often included in a weight loss diet, as it is well absorbed, improves metabolism, helps to split fats and remove cholesterol from the body, and its caloric content is low. The nutritional value of the fish depends on the way it is cooked. For example: 100 grams of boiled trout contains 90 kilocalories, baked 87, smoked 133, light salted 188, fried 230.
Chefs have come up with a lot of trout dishes. It is not only fried, boiled, salted, smoked, and baked, but also marinated in wine and spices, stewed in different sauces, steam cooked, or grilled. This fish can also be dried and served as a snack with beer or other alcoholic beverages. It can be baked whole or in pieces, stuffed with vegetables, nuts, fruit. It is added as a stuffing in bread rolls, as a topping on pizza, as the main ingredient in salads. Rich soups (for example, bouillabaisses) are cooked with a trout bullion. And finally, excellent sushi, sashimi or tartar can be made with raw trout.
The taste of trout is especially revealed with ginger, lemon, orange, kiwi, pomegranate and various spices: rosemary, oregano, mustard seeds, sweet peppers, cardamom, paprika, fennel, sesame, basil, cilantro, etc. As for vegetables, carrots, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers go well together with this fish. Sauces from pesto, pomegranate, soy, cream, or wasabi are often served with trout dishes. The fish combines well with asparagus, celery, and lettuce. Almonds and pine nuts will add a bit of tenderness and nutrition to a trout dish. Sour cream, cream, yogurt, or cheese will make the taste of the fish even more superb and oily. Trout is often marinated in white wine, lemon juice, or apple vinegar, which makes it a particularly fragrant and tender culinary masterpiece. You can top a trout dish with olives and lemon slices.
In general, the space for culinary creativity is unlimited. But perhaps the easiest way to cook delicious trout is to bake it in foil in the oven. This way will save all its healthy benefits. The fish needs to be cleaned, rubbed with salt and pepper, stuffed with lemon slices and a sprig of rosemary, wrapped in foil and placed in an oven heated to 180°C. After about half an hour, you can taste the aromatic delicacy.