3 hours ago
May 16, 2012
Colorado Fish & Chips
Colorado Fish & Chips is a new addition to my vault of recipes. I grew up on the east coast where fresh seafood was easily obtainable. Fresh beef and buffalo is at my fingertips in Colorado, but being landlocked really puts a cramp on fresh fish. That is unless, your boy catches you some fresh mountain trout. This recipe is really simple and can be used for any white fish. We leave the skin on while we are grilling but feel free to grill without the skin.
Colorado Fish & Chips
3-4 fresh trout cleaned and gutted
4 garlic cloves, minced
6 teaspoons organic butter
3 lbs. red skinned potatoes
2 tablespoons dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
Directions for Trout
-clean,gut, and butterfly fish in the field…chill until ready to use
-when ready to cook, chop off head and rinse body cavity
-squeeze juice of 1/2 lemon into butterflied fish
-stuff with thin lemon slices, pats of butter, and minced garlic…there is no exact measurement
-coat insides with salt and pepper and close up butterflied fish
-oil the skin with olive oil and place fish in fish grill rack
-repeat process until all fish are stuffed
-let fish sit out for at least 15 minutes before grilling to soak up the flavors
-grill over medium heat for approximately 6-7 minutes per side…fish should be white and flaky when done
-serve with lemon wedges for an extra kick
-be careful of bones while eating and enjoy!
Directions for Potatoes
-wash and slice red skinned potatoes into French Fry like shapes
-toss with enough olive oil to coat the potatoes
-sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of oregano and salt and pepper to taste
-roast at 450 degrees until golden brown…about 25 minutes
This dinner was the essence of field to fork or should I say mountain lake to mouth. Big C was so excited to be able to provide the main dish for this meal and is already planning his next fishing trip. If you have any questions whether we enjoyed the meal take a peek below..
If you have any lakes or streams near you, take you kids fishing. It is a fun and inexpensive way to get your kids into nature and teaches them a skill that lasts a lifetime. Plus, you may be lucky enough to get a free dinner.
As always, thanks for stopping by Throwback Road and happy fishing!