A Weekend Trout Adventure! (And Recipe!)

After a relaxing Saturday hanging out and watching The Masters I set my alarm for 6:00am so that I could go fishing with my dad and my boyfriend. I love fishing and it is always more fun when you get to go out with good company. I find that whenever I am doing something in the wilderness I am always with loved ones.

We set out two fly rods and one spinner rod and rowed around the lake in Chappaqua, NY. Just when my boyfriend and my dad were giving me a hard time for not catching anything I got a hit and reeled in a nice size trout! Even though it was not much of a fight there is nothing more exciting than bringing in a fish, not to mention that it was perfect timing to show up the boys!

As the lake started to get crowded we decide to move to the upper lake, which is fly rod only. Within 2 minutes my boyfriend had a fish on the line! His fish was about the same size as mine, so now we had dinner! We continued to fish for a while getting hits at the exact same spot every time but we were never able to get the fish in the boat.

We headed home to prep for my Grandma’s 86th birthday dinner. As family gathered around I started the fish. The fish fascinated my little cousins and I got a chance to teach them about the anatomy, how we caught the fish, and how to prepare them. My Grandma was so happy to be able to share a meal with family and that we were serving fish caught that morning from a club where my late Grandpa was an important member.

When we sat down to dinner everyone was excited to try the fish. My young cousin even asked to try it because she wanted to know how fresh fish tasted (she loved it!). It was her connection to the fish from start to finish that inspired her to eat it. I have always found that people are inspired to try new things when they participate in the process of bringing it to the table. I think that this is especially true with children. If you can get your children into the garden, into the wilderness, and on the water I think you will find that they will eat things you never thought they would.

It is a very empowering moment when I know I was able to put food on the table and feed the family a delicious meal. Not only do I love that I got out of the house and did something active and productive that day but I also love the looks on my families’ faces when they are enjoying an amazing meal.

It was such a great night spent with family.

Trout in a tin foil pouch:



Tin Foil

White wine


Salt and Pepper


1) Place your trout on a piece of tin foil large enough to create a package.

2) Season the inside and outside of the trout with salt and pepper. Cut your lemon into rounds put the rounds inside the trout and on top. Put thyme sprigs on top of the fish and sprinkle with white wine and a squeeze of lemon. Add about 1 teaspoon of butter. Seal the package and place in a 3500 oven. Cook for 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the fish.

Apr 26, 2013 | Category: Blog, Recipes | Comments: none


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