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#7661 - 05/07/08 07:26 AM Re: Any tips for cooking trout without a campfire? [Re: Rick]
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Registered: 05/14/07
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Loc: Victoria, BC, Canada
You might also want to try an oil with a higher smoke point. Grapeseed oil is great for frying, good for you, and won't burn as quickly as olive oil.

In the past I've chopped up fish and added it to a soup mix, it just cooked in the hot liquid. Perhaps I'll need to put my culinary skills to work and come up with a dehydrated 'just add fish' seafood chowder.
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#7662 - 05/08/08 03:21 AM Re: Any tips for cooking trout without a campfire? [Re: Mattress]
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I've seen so many different instructions about what to do with fish guts that I have no idea. Supposedly the latest PC practice is to puncture the air bladder and toss the guts well out into the lake, but the best thing to do is to check the authorities for the jurisdiction you're in. That's what I'm going to do before I visit WY and CO this summer. If you can't put them back into the lake/stream, they should be packed out--buried fish guts are a magnet for bears and raccoons and other animals.

In many places it's illegal to use fish guts as bait. Often you can't use natural bait of any kind above certain elevations. Check the game laws carefully for where you're going; they differ widely. Certainly CO and WY have many differences!

If you're using a non-stick frying pan, be very careful not to overheat it, or you'll ruin it!


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#7663 - 05/08/08 08:17 AM Re: Any tips for cooking trout without a campfire?
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Poached trout recipes are available via google {that's poached as in boiled, not illegally caught). Truite au bleu is perhaps most famous. No personal experience.

From German Embassy Web site: (Ingredients seem impractical)

Forelle Blau
Blue Trout

This recipe gets its name from the blue color the trout takes on when cooked in vinegar.

Ingredients:
4 trout, gutted and cleaned
2 quarts water
1 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup best quality vinegar
1 carrot
1 onion
1 leek
1 bay leaf
black peppercorns
clove
coriander
salt

Directions:
Salt and pepper trout inside and out. Prepare a stock from the rest of the ingredients by placing in a large pot and simmering for 20 minutes. Strain the liquid and return to the pot.

Place the trout into the simmering liquid. When the stock comes to a gentle boil, allow the fish to cook for 10 to 12 minutes. If very fresh, the fish will crack -- a sign of quality.

Serve with whipped butter flavored with lemon juice and boiled potatoes.

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#7664 - 05/08/08 03:52 PM Re: Any tips for cooking trout without a campfire? [Re: Jimshaw]
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Not so in Arkansas. I asked a fish and game ranger about that very question. He said it's common practice and it does feed the stream life. But it seems that it's a fishing rule that fish must be whole after caught and your leaving the stream incase a ranger stops you to check your license, limit etc.??????????? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
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#7665 - 05/08/08 03:55 PM Re: Any tips for cooking trout without a campfire? [Re: lv2fsh]
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That reminds me of the funny little toon Fish Heads. " Fish heads Fish heads, eat them up ymmmmm." <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />
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#7666 - 05/08/08 04:59 PM Re: Any tips for cooking trout without a campfire? [Re: chaz]
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Quote:
That reminds me of the funny little toon Fish Heads. " Fish heads Fish heads, eat them up ymmmmm." <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn73Wtem0No

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#7667 - 05/09/08 03:50 AM Re: Any tips for cooking fishhead with campfire? [Re: DTape]
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That's the one. It takes a creative, slightly sic mind to create art like that. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#7668 - 05/10/08 11:47 AM Re: Any tips for cooking fishhead with campfire? [Re: chaz]
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Loc: socal
Speaking of fish heads, I once and only once got the bright idea to feed the fish heads and tails(cooked) to my lab. I figured that the protein and extra calories would supplement her trail food. Well the combination of dog digestive system and fish heads creates a deadly form of gas. Not aware of this, I fed it. A construction site outhouse on a hot day would be a fresh mountain breeze compared to the inside of my tent that night.

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#7669 - 05/10/08 03:38 PM Re: Any tips for cooking fishhead with campfire? [Re: chaz]
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That's the one. It takes a creative, slightly sic mind to create art like that. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />


Or bong hits.
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#7670 - 05/15/08 06:36 AM Re: Any tips for cooking fishhead with campfire? [Re: DTape]
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When I saw this thread all I could think of was Gollum eating the raw fish....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dgfA58vqZw

Very disturbing video in some ways. The good part is at :50.
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#7671 - 05/15/08 10:35 AM Re: Any tips for cooking trout without a campfire? [Re: drembo]
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If we are going to worry about fish entrails being put back into the streams and rivers I think we may also give some thought to the fish that "die" in the streams and rivers. We may have to start making trips to these bodies of water just to get them out too.. and I can assure you that there are many more that die in the streams and rivers than we will ever throw back into the streams and rivers. Just a little tid-bit to keep every one from worrying about putting fish entrails back into the system...Hope that helps...Happy Trekking...sabre11004...

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#7672 - 05/15/08 10:37 AM Re: Any tips for cooking trout without a campfire? [Re: Gary]
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All the more reason to eat dehydrated foods instead of a Bear's favorite food... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
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#7673 - 05/15/08 10:42 AM Re: Disposing of Entrails [Re: billk]
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Yes. Fish die in those bodies of water and guess what !!! They have entrails too.... What should we do????? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#7674 - 05/15/08 10:44 AM Re: Disposing of Entrails [Re: intrek38]
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A bear can smell those entrails a mile away and I am sure that he could smell them eight inches deep too. I would leave the area soon after I did that... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
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#7675 - 05/18/08 07:24 PM Re: Disposing of Entrails [Re: sabre11004]
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But most fish don't die right next to the popular shorelines, where a concentration of their rotting carcasses could create unpleasant conditions for the next human. Now if you could wrap those heads and entrails around a stone and throw them way out away from the shore, you'd have an excellent point.

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#7676 - 05/25/08 11:07 PM Re: Any tips for cooking trout without a campfire?
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I google a bit and found this guy smoking his trout in a to large of a pot, along with making a side dish of nettles with spinach. I might just try to downsize it a bit, possibly smoking a couple trout in a large beer can on my cannister stove???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gxocblSJxw

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#7677 - 05/25/08 11:15 PM Re: Any tips for cooking trout without a campfire? [Re: intrek38]
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Here's another, now I'm getting hungry...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTMKVeLc1Gg&feature=related
As for the entrial's, check the codes in the area your visiting and sleep somewhere else....

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#7678 - 05/29/08 12:23 PM Re: Any tips for cooking trout without a campfire? [Re: intrek38]
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I don't know when poaching fish went out of style; but I tend to cook fish this way about once a month. It leaves the fish nice and moist and can be done this way over even an alchohol stove setup....think Trangia <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#7679 - 05/30/08 08:55 PM Re: Any tips for cooking trout without a campfire? [Re: Earthling]
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Registered: 05/26/08
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Loc: bc/yukon border area
here is my style , in my area you do not cook anything in camp except breakfast so if tou catch fish early then poached is great ,small stones in bottom of pan water, tin foil bed for fish. guts go back to deep or fast moving water . never buried and not illegal to put in water in fact recommended by our fish and wildlife branch. if fish is caught late ,then cooked at supper spot about 1 hours hike from sleep spot. the fish smell is very problematic what an attractor.. its usually catch and releae for me unless i am in a group, to dangerous to do solo.

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#7680 - 07/06/08 04:09 PM Re: Any tips for cooking fishhead with campfire? [Re: kbennett]
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