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River: Roaring Fork River - Lower
Fish: Cutbow Trout

Delicious way to cook trout, HOT Spring bite

Post By: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 4/21/2022 6:40:57 PM     Points: 291    
Incredible time out recently with my buddy Dejay. He came out to my area to do some fishing on the roaring fork and to also show me a unique catch and cook I've never done.

We hit the Roaring Fork and started fishing around 8:45AM...The bite was hot for the entire morning with big cutbows, rainbows, and browns caught. Both of us were using HD Trout crankbaits with myself primarily using the Ghost Cutthroat pattern. Weather was sunny and warm, which balanced well with the chilly water from the fork. Water was pretty tainted from the runoff but still a few feet of visibility.

We kept one cutbow a piece and he made some AMAZING food. Fried trout with a few bones in it but fried hard so you could just chew through the very tiny bones. After being fried, he made a really tasty sauce with sesame oil, soy sauce, shallots, garlic, ginger, coolantro, cilantro, green onion, hot pepper, and various seasonings. Since we made this video, I went out and caught a couple more and made them again on my own (no video of that) and i'll tell you, i'm cooking my trout up this way EVERY time if they're good size!!! Hope you enjoy the pictures and if you have time, you should really check out the food...AND if you really have time, go catch some and make them this way, it's WORTH IT!

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 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Apr. 21, 6:41:16 PM     Points: 291
The food and process
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: Apr. 21, 7:31:26 PM     Points: 2695
Looks great thanks for sharing.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Apr. 21, 7:35:17 PM     Points: 2638
I don't eat many trout, but that looks fantastic.
Did I see it right that you used pure corn starch for batter?
Got a few more clicks to figure out who that dude is, but I'll be stalking his channel. I learn something every day here. Thank you.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Apr. 21, 8:21:51 PM     Points: 291

No worries! If you make it, hope you enjoy it!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Apr. 21, 8:23:03 PM     Points: 291

It really was! Corn starch and Flour mixture, not sure of the ratios. Haha he's a really good guy, we'll be fishing again together in the future for sure. This forum is terrific for knowledge💯💯
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: Apr. 22, 12:36:48 PM     Points: 163
All hero worship goes to you--------------until BHarper fires it up again with his hair jig thingys..............
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Apr. 23, 11:43:46 AM     Points: 291

Haha Appreciate the kind words always SirGreg! BHarper is the river king but you know that's a really good question....WHERE IS BHARPER? I miss his posts
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Apr. 23, 12:15:34 PM     Points: 11213
Man that looks like a heck of a good time. I donít really keep fish anymore but I just might keep a few and try that recipe. Would you happen to have a link for that recipe?
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Apr. 28, 10:46:59 AM     Points: 2638
Hey CO.F.F.
I killed a couple of big trout yesterday and wanted to try this recipe. You or Dejay have this written down anywhere? I think I can probably get what I need from the video, but want to make sure I get it right. Can't wait to try it.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: Apr. 28, 6:59:38 PM     Points: 291

Hey Barnacles...I'm sure he does, I just winged it as far as what quantity of ingredients to use. I had to use a lot more of everything because I wound up cooking more trout then in the cooking video I posted. Luckily the flavors all work really well together so nothing was overpowering...I did wind up substituting SERRANO Peppers for the Thai Chili ones, as I didn't have any in my area. Long answer with no "Actual" answer to your question, sorry.
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: Apr. 29, 7:53:53 PM     Points: 11213
Well you twisted my arm enough to try this recipe. Tell you what you werenít lie. What a great recipe!!! I will tweak a few thing to get it right but man itís delicious. I used walleye for my dinner. Good twisted to a good fish. Thanks for sharing.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: Apr. 30, 9:43:00 AM     Points: 2638
Yep. This is darn good. Had to deviate some. I'm lucky if my local grocery has old cornmeal and lard. A few more red-meated, crawdad-eating bow bows might go down this week. Thanks a bunch for this!
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: May. 1, 11:19:14 AM     Points: 163
That culantro or sea saw grass is one key ingredient when I doctor Pho. Most Pho places now skip it because of shortages and difficulty keeping it fresh. I love the almost licorice-like taste. I'm going to have to try it like "D" used it here. THANKS!
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: May. 1, 6:47:14 PM     Points: 291

Haha glad to twist the arm for good food. Awesome to hear you tried it and enjoyed! I think personally for me, the serranos instead of the hot thai peppers was a big change, less heat...Bowels were especially happy about that change.
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: May. 1, 6:48:25 PM     Points: 291

Glad it turned out well Barnacles! I'm going to be going for some bows too again soon. Love this dish. Happy to share man! I guess we should all be thanking Big D lol
 Reply by: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: May. 1, 6:49:15 PM     Points: 291

Didn't have that or the thai chilis in my area. One of the negatives about Rural Colorado I guess...Pho sounds good right now though

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