Sizzling Smoked Trout with Ricotta Crostini

August 28, 2014

A great starter for any campfire meal!

Serves a family of 4
Prep time 2h

2 x 5 Oz trout fillets
4 cups of wood chips soaked
2 tbs maple syrup
Tinfoil

Cure:
2 cups Kosher salt
1 cup white sugar

Mix both ingredients in a large mixing bowl
Place trout in a glass cooking dish and cover with cure. Make sure all surfaces of the fish come in contact with the cure. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Crostini:

1 cup fresh ricotta
3 radishes sliced thinly
1 Tbsp picked fresh dill
1 baguette
1 Tbsp grainy mustard
2 tsp grated lemon zest
1 pinch of salt
Fresh ground pepper
Olive oil

Mix ricotta, mustard, lemon zest and dill in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
Slice baguette on a bias 2 inches thick. Brush olive oil over sliced bread. Set aside

TO THE GRILL!

Gas

  • Remove salt cure from the trout. Rinse under cold water and pat dry.
  • Brush maple syrup over trout fillets.
  • Make a pocket with the tin foil. Add soaked wood chips and close. Puncture holes in the tinfoil to allow smoke to escape. Place pouch on one side of the barbeque.
  • Ignite one side of the barbeque (same side as the soaked wood chips). Heat on low until the temp reaches 350F.
  • When the woodchips start smoking, place the trout on a piece of aluminum foil on the opposite side of the heat. Close lid and cook for 20 min.
  • Remove fish from the barbeque, increase heat to medium/ high and grill Baguette on both sides
  • To finish, flake the trout into large pieces, spread ricotta mix over the baguette, and top with the flaked fish and sliced radishes. Enjoy!

 

Charcoal

  • Remove salt cure from the trout. Rinse under cold water and pat dry.
  • Brush maple syrup over trout fillets.
  • Make a pocket with the tin foil. Add soaked wood chips and close. Puncture holes in the tinfoil to allow smoke to escape.
  • Build a small fire in the middle of the barbeque. After 10 minutes, push the coals to one side of the barbeque, creating an indirect cooking surface.
  • Open vents half way on the bottom and on the lid.
  • Place woodchips directly over the coals.
  • Follow steps 5 to 7 from the Gas Method.
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