Last weekend’s record-threatening snowfall allowed me some free time to try a few new recipes. Kyle made lasagna and pot roast, both classic winter comfort foods, and I tried out a recipe for cajun rainbow trout I found on Whole Foods Market’s Web site.
I’ve been shopping around Minneapolis and St. Paul for the best organic and most-nutritious ingredients, and have split my time between Whole Foods Market, the Seward Co-op and Mississippi Market, which is where I found this great trout from Star Prairie Trout Farm.
I had heard about Star Prairie before and tasted their fish at local restaurants, but usually find myself a little anxious to cook fish at home. Will I overcook it, thus rendering it dry? How do I clean it? How do I season it? To broil, bake or grill? With so many questions, I usually avoid bringing fish into my kitchen. This is a shame, as particularly fatty fish, such as salmon, offer health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids, which provide an array of benefits, including boosting cardiovascular health and lowering inflammation. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that two weekly servings of fish rich in omega-3 fats could replace a daily fish-oil supplement. I already take a daily multivitamin, B vitamin complex, vitamin D and vitamin C (in the winter), CoQ10 and fish oil, so it would be nice to take one less pill. I’m looking to add a fish dish every week, so send me your recipes and I’ll give ’em a try. My favorites will make the blog!