Yes, you read it correctly it does say baked but, you could easily do this on your grill. Am I the only person that uses the oven in the summer? I use my grill a lot but, I still use the oven too. Then again, heat does not bother me at all. I use my air conditioner maybe one week of the entire summer. My house can be over 80 degrees and I don’t mind it. I wouldn’t mind someone fanning me at times but, hey that won’t happen will it? 😉 Unless, you count dog tails fanning you!
Though I did not catch these fish, I’m an avid fishergirl myself…yep, that’s a new word right there. Nothing beats fresh fish. This recipe calls for steelhead or trout but, can very easily go with any fish. Do you know how long it takes to remove pin bones from a fish? Forever and a day! That is the longest task in this entire recipe. Is there a trick that I’m missing on removing pin bones?
This is a great dish for guests or a special occasion, it looks amazing and tastes great. The fish is light and flaky and moist. Prep time is almost nothing with the exception of those pin bones. This recipe is a keeper and was even husband approved…woot!
Baked Steelhead Fillets
2 steelhead fillets
1 stick of butter (1/2 c. butter)
1 shallot, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 T. fresh dill or 1-2 t. dried dill
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lemon, 1 t. of lemon zest and all of the freshly squeezed juice
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a cooking sheet with tin foil and spray generously with cooking spray.
Cool slightly. Squeeze in half the lemon juice.
Spoon the butter mixture over the fish. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes, depending on how thick the fish is. To check for doneness, use a fork to gently pull apart the fish, if it flakes easily, it’s done.
Using a couple of spatulas to keep the fish from falling apart, remove the fish to a plate.
Recipe adapted from here. Serves 4 people.
Do any of you go fishing? I love being outside, if you haven’t noticed. I could spend every weekend fishing if I could have my way 🙂 Have a great weekend y’all!!
Oh, one last thing…I will be back to posting on Wednesdays next week 🙂