With the popular Two Rivers SRA Trout Lake open and thousands of pan-sized rainbow trout being stocked around the state this week and next, I thought no better time to relay a super-tasty trout recipe for you to try! This is one of the easiest recipes to make for smoked trout at home or at the cabin, no smoker needed! This recipe comes to us from Jo Momsen whom I work with at our Game and Parks Omaha Office. If you know Jo, she can cook! Give Jo’s recipe a whirl, you’ll love it!

No Smoker Needed Smoked Trout

3 or more whole trout

1 cup Morton’s Tender Quick

8 tsp. Liquid Smoke

½ cup ice cream salt

1 gallon water

Mix above ingredients. Soak and refrigerate fish 24 hours. Drain fish and bake on a greased cookie sheet for 4 hours at 200ºF. Turn once after 2 hours. Serve as a meal or as an appetizer with unsalted crackers. To keep: wrap tightly in freezer paper and freeze.

Be sure to thoroughly clean and rinse your trout before preparing this recipe.
Soaking trout.
A delicious dish of fish!

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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