Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Trout Recipe

We ate the Cutt's on Monday for Dinner. I have to say, they were wonderful. My wife ate the small one and I ate about 3/4 of the big one. It was all I could stuff down. We had it with a rice and Broccoli in a cheese sauce.

So, I asked my wife about the recipe. The one targeted was in a grilling book she had just gotten and looked really good. Of course, all those recipes look good in the book. I looked it over and asked "Did you use this recipe?" Now, I've been married to this woman for 13 years (next month) and I should know better. "Of course not" was the reply. "What did you use", I asked. The answer was the usual recipe for her. A little of this, a little of that, some Shilling Onion & Garlic powder, some Dill, some Garlic Salt, couple of other things. Could she reproduce it, not a chance. It's just the way she cooks and I can tell you, by the spare tire around my waist, that she cooks really well. See, she used to own a catering company and also does really well on categories relating to food, on Jeopardy.

So, I'm sorry I can't pass along a good recipe for Cutthroat Trout unless you want me to get you the one from the book, but then there are a zillion book recipes out there and probably a zillion not in books. All I can tell you, is that the fish were great.

Till the next time.

Mark (Shoreman)


  1. Now that was just mean, but my wife does the same darn thing a little of this and some of that and no I can't write it down.

  2. There is nothing better than fresh Trout for dinner....Trout and eggs for breakfast really gets my first morning at the campsite started right too! Hope your wife can remember how she put the Cutthroat together!

  3. The best chefs just seem to know what works...even if it isn't written down!

  4. At least you had a great dinner right? You gotta thank her for keeping that spare tire attached. What if you get a flat? hahaha

  5. Sounds like a good cook :D

    Thats how i make my brine for trout, a little of this and some of that, i guess i should start writing down what i use and how much.

  6. Ha ha, My wife does the exact thing... She makes up her own recipe "on the go". When i say "wow, this is really good, how'd you make it?" She replies: "a little bit of this, a little bit of that". And the next time she makes the same food it doesn't turn out the way it did the first time. I'm like "you should write your recipes down" but she never does and the same thing happens all over again next time. Oh well, I still love her.

    - William @ AnglerWise

  7. Hi Mark
    Glad you enjoyed the trout, your wife is better at preparing trout, than my wife. My wife is excellent at preparing crappie and bluegill. So we don't eat a lot of trout. I have become one of your followers, and looking forward to more of your great post.