I grew up fishing when I was in boy scouts. I feel like catching a fish is a rite of passage that all kids need to go through. I took my eight year old son and my five year old daughter to an outdoor sportsman convention where they had a fishing pond filled with rainbow trout. My son caught one pretty quick. It took a little longer for my daughter, but after she got her fishing hook stuck in my hand, her luck seemed to improve. She caught a 12 inch trout which was as adept to moving on land as it was in the water. It slipped out of my hand and started slithering across the convention center. I could not seem to grab it, I even managed to accidentally knock over some of their metal partitions during the chase. I’m sure it was interesting to watch. Eventually we got a hold of it and my kids were rewarded with the satisfaction of having caught their own fish.
Not everyone loves rainbow trout, but I sure do. It reminds me of fond memories of camping, learning to clean fish and cooking them in foil. That is why I love the simple technique of baking trout wrapped in aluminum foil. It’s easy, delicious, and it brings back many happy memories of eating fish around a campfire.
Pick out some fresh trout at the grocery store. Or catch some yourself!
Clean and butterfly the rainbow trout. There are some great tutorials online if you need help cleaning and butterflying them. Coat the trout in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Fold the trout up in an aluminum foil pouch and bake in oven at 400° F for 10-15 minutes, until the internal temperature is at least 145° F.
Fish is a great ,healthy, soft food that requires very little chewing. Just watch out for bones!
More and more of our seafood is farmed, an industry known as aquaculture. The rainbow trout that you’ll find in the store was most likely farmed. Odds are it was farmed in Idaho, where 75% of U.S. trout production takes place.