Monday, November 7, 2011
Grilled Steelhead Trout with Sweet Potato Hash
Costco sometimes carries these absolutely enormous and gorgeous steelhead trout filets. Don't let it fool you. It is not salmon, even though it looks like it. I am not a huge fan of most fish, but I love this stuff. Added bonus - it's simple and fast to cook.
I like to grill it very simply. A sprinkling of kosher salt and pepper, a little brown sugar and a few dots of butter is all it needs, as far as I'm concerned. It's got a little heavier flavor than most trout, but it's still pretty delicate.
I cooked the trout on the gas grill at about 400 for 7 - 10 minutes.
I made a sweet potato hash to go along with the trout. I diced a russet and a peeled sweet potato and gave them a quick 1 - 2 minute boil in salted water so they would be partially cooked. Then I chopped an onion, a zucchini, and a red bell pepper, and cooked it in a large pan with a little olive oil and some salt and pepper until the potatoes were nice and crispy. It took about 10 minutes. Maybe 12. I had a glass of wine and might have lost track of a couple of minutes here or there.
I do know that dinner was on the table in no more than about 40 minutes, including prep and some down time for my glass of wine. And that's a beautiful thing.
If you'd like to hash a trout in your own kitchen, here's the .pdf.