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How to Cook Your Trout After Your Fishing Trip!

a piece of cake on a grill

So, you’ve returned from an incredible fishing trip with Crazy Sister in Myrtle Beach, and were lucky enough to snag yourself a trout. Congrats! Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labor and prepare your trout for a delicious meal this evening. But how do you go about it? Even if you don’t have any experience with cooking your own fish, preparing trout is easier than you might think. We’ve got a quick guide here to get you started.

Preparing Your Trout

Once you’ve gotten your trout back to your vacation rental, you’ll want to make sure it’s thoroughly cleaned, butterflied, and deboned. (On many of our excursions, your captain will go ahead and clean your fish for you once you get back on land.) To finish preparing your fish, make sure you have a cutting board, a fillet knife (the sharper, the better), and a pair of kitchen shears.

Your trout will need to be scaled and gutted with the gills removed. Then, slice on either side of the fish’s fin to remove the back fin. You’ll then slice the ribs out on both sides before using your shears to remove the ribs that sit closest to the backbone. After that, it’s time to remove that backbone. You’ll use your shears again and cut in front of the tail and behind the head. Gently pull the backbone straight up and remove it from the fish. You should then have a trout all ready to be seasoned or stuffed!  There’s also an instructional video you can watch here!

Seasoning and Bake

When it comes to seasoning your fish, you really have the freedom to do what you please. If you’re not sure where to start, many people season their trout with lemon, salt, and pepper. You’ll keep things simple but will still be left with a mouthwatering meal.

Take your trout and place it onto an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet with the skin sides down. Melt some butter, drizzle it on your trout, and add salt and pepper to taste. Pop it in the oven and broil for a couple of minutes until your fish is opaque. This process should only take a couple of minutes, so don’t go far! Once your fish comes out of the oven, you can add some lemon juice and parsley over the top.

And there you have it! A short and simple recipe to enjoy all of the effort you put into Myrtle Beach fishing. Of course, this is just one example of how you can prepare your trout. For more ideas, ask your captain while you’re on your charter! At Crazy Sister Marina, we aim to provide the ultimate experience for all, and that goes beyond simply finding the best area for you to fish. We’ve established a proud reputation as one of the most reliable and affordable fishing charter companies in Myrtle Beach. Contact us today to learn more and to book your excursion!

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