Dinner tonight: Baked steelhead trout
Did you know that steelhead trout are actually part of the salmon family? These silvery fish are one of the top sport fish in North America – and very tasty, too!
Steelhead and rainbow trout are the same species, but they have different lifestyles: Rainbow trout spend their lives in freshwater environments, while steelhead trout start in freshwater, moves to the ocean after 2-3 years, and then can return to a freshwater stream to spawn.
Steelhead looks and tastes similar to salmon, with a more delicate flavor and tender texture. It’s the perfect choice for a simple fish dinner any night of the week.
To serve steelhead, try this simple baked recipe! Start by heating your oven to 400 F. Place the steelhead trout in a baking dish. Top with olive oil, minced garlic and L&B Northern Lights Seasoning, plus salt and pepper to taste.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Source: National Wildlife Federation