One of Skagit’s own farm raised options is Steelhead raised in the cold waters of the Columbia River in Washington state.
From $14.99 /lb.
These Steelhead are fed an all natural diet and no hormones or synthetic feeds are ever used.
Steelhead flesh ranges in color from ivory to brilliant red and has a mild flavor similar to trout. Steelhead can be substituted in many recipes for salmon when available. Like salmon, this fish has a sweet and buttery texture and dark pink in color when cooked.
How to grill a steelhead:
- 2 pounds steelhead trout fillets
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
2. Arrange the trout fillets on a large piece of aluminum foil. Whisk together the butter, lemon juice, paprika, and cayenne pepper; brush the mixture onto the fillets.
3. Cook on the preheated grill until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes; brush the fillets with the barbecue sauce; cook another 2 minutes