So you’re planning on doing a catch and cook, but need some recipe ideas. What’s wrong with pre-mixed batter from the store? If you’ve tried the pre-mix then I don’t even need to answer that question. Below are a few recipes on how to cook trout while backpacking.
Below are some tasty recipe ideas I think you will like.
If you’re like me, chances are you are looking to make this quick and easy, keeping in mind to pack just enough that your backpack isn’t excessively heavy.
To limit the amount of work and supplies to carry along, I would recommend to pre-chop any veggies ahead of time, and pour the portions of liquids such as soy sauce, sesame oil etc. into separate containers.
- 1 egg per fish
- Panko Crumbs
- 1 Tbsp butter
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
Equipment: Stove burner, pan, 2 large ziplock bags, plate + utensils
Step 1: Clean your trout.
Step 2: Crack egg and put in ziplock bag, then add oregano into the same bag.
Step 3: Shake bag so trout is coated in egg and oregano.
Step 4: Start your camping/backpacking stove.
Step 5: Add Panko crumbs into second bag, and then add egg covered trout in with Panko crumbs and shake.
Step 6: Once the trout is covered in Panko crumbs, remove from the bag and put a tablespoon of butter inside the trout.
Step 7: Lay trout onto the pan, and then spread the lemon juice on the side facing up.
Step 8: Once you flip the trout over with your fork, spread the rest of the lemon juice on the trout.
Step 9: Cook until trout is flaky and ready to eat and transfer to your plate.
Simple Kind of Trout
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 Garlic clove
- 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
- 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice or ½ lemon
- Salt & pepper (upon preference)
Equipment: Stove burner, pan, plate + utensils
Step 1: Heat pan on backpacking burner, medium-high while cleaning trout
Step 2: Mix butter around pan, once melted add in 1 tbsp olive oil
Step 3: Lay trout in pan, cooking each side for 2-3 minutes
Step 4: Add rest of ingredients – 1 garlic clove, 2 tbsp chopped parsley, 1-2 tbsp lemon juice or squeeze ½ of a lemon into pan
Step 5: Cook trout for 1-2 minutes each side, moving around through ingredients
Step 6: Transfer to plate and add salt & pepper to preference
Spicy Hot Trout Stir Fry
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- ½ cup chopped green peppers
- ½ cup chopped onions
- ½ cup chopped mushrooms
- ½ cup chopped green chilies
- 1/2 cup chopped snow peas
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- ½ tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon chile powder
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon hot sauce
- ½ tsp garlic
Equipment: Stove burner, pan, medium sized bowl, tinfoil, plate + utensils
Step 1: Heat up pan on backpacking stove for medium heat while cutting trout into 1 inch portions.
Step 2: Add 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, ½ tsp garlic and your chopped trout into pan. Stir occasionally for 10 minutes or until trout is cooked through.
Step 3: Once trout is cooked, transfer to bowl and cover with tinfoil.
Step 4: Turn heat up to medium-high and add the rest of the prepared ingredients: 1 tsp sesame oil, chopped snow peas, chopped green peppers, chopped onions, chopped mushrooms, 1 tbsp soy sauce, ½ tbsp garlic, 1 tsp chile powder, ½ tsp black pepper, ½ tsp hot sauce and cook for 6-8 minutes. If you don’t like your veggies crispy, allow for a few extra minutes.
Step 5: Dump bowl of the trout you initially cooked in soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic back into pan with ingredients from step 4. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
Step 6: Pour lemon juice onto stir fry in pan.
Step 7: Transfer stir fry onto plate and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Hope you land some good sized trout and can enjoy these recipes, leave a comment below on your favorite recipe!
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