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PostThu Aug 27, 2015 7:28 am 
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It seems like most times I am in places I can catch and eat trout in the back country I have to really watch the odor due to bears.
So...I prefer to cook them right by the stream, as they come out. I usually will do that for lunch, far away from my final camp for the night.

I have used pretty much all the methods mentioned except for poaching/boiling.
For me the best tasting are a toss up between:
-on a stick over the fire
-rolled in corn meal, salt, pepper, and garlic then fried in a pan with some oil.

Cooked in foil with a pat of butter isn't bad either...but you have to be careful to not overcook or let them dry out. Getting soggy in foil has not been a problem for me but I can see how it could happen. I just don't seal mine tightly and keep the seam side up so steam can escape.

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PostThu Aug 27, 2015 10:40 am 
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We caught this laker in the Quetico this month and cooked it over a fire. The filets are from a bass we caught right before dinner. Cooking over the fire is great for trout and preserves their flavor. Frying tends to mask it. We cleaned it from gills to anal fin, then used a cross-tied stick to open the body over the fire, then turned it over and cooked it a little further on the backside. We were able to get all the meat off of it, and the cheeks too!
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PostThu Aug 27, 2015 5:49 pm 
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On the JMT (no fires allowed) we had success poaching them in miso broth. Easy clean up and no lingering odors.

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PostFri Aug 28, 2015 9:38 am 
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JVesquire wrote:
and the cheeks too!

mmmmm, Trout Cheeks!
Tasty little morsels that some think are fictitious, but they're not!

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BUUUMP ...ALWAYS ENJOY this thread in the spring time!!!
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PostMon Jun 18, 2018 9:53 am 
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Bury/ surround your little stove in some rocks, so you can wrap the gutted fish in foil and place over the stove a few inches above the flame, just like a grill!

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