Naturally Gluten-Free - Steelhead Trout
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Jun 22 2010

Naturally Gluten-Free – Steelhead Trout

When I wrote this post on Tilapia a couple weeks back, I mentioned that we had been trying out Steelhead Trout in the past month or so. Salmon has been going up in price and I found the Steelhead Trout was placed in the same place in my grocery store’s seafood case. I asked the woman in the seafood department and she told me that the fish was very similar to salmon, but she had not yet sampled it herself. I purchased some and am happy that I did. I was very impressed with the taste of the fish and I like that the fish comes with the skin still on. We typically don’t eat the skin, but I find the fish tastes so much better when it is cooked with the skin on. The fish seems to retain more moisture this way.

We have prepared the Steelhead Trout in many different ways, though it has always been cooked in the oven. I used to be afraid to cook fish. I think I was afraid that I would cook it too long, making it too dry or not long enough, making it a health hazard. Cooking fish really couldn’t be any easier than it is in the oven.

Aaron likes his Steelhead Trout prepared with the following sprinkled on top:

  • garlic powder

  • sea salt
  • ground pepper
  • paprika
  • dill
  • Bake in a 375 – 400 degree oven for 10 – 12 minutes. Broil 1-2 minutes to finish off. Fish will flake easily when done.

    Thai Steelhead

  • Trader Joe’s Sweet Thai Chile Sauce

  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Follow the same cooking directions as listed above.

    Spicy Thai Peanut Steelhead

  • San-J Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Marinate fish in sauce for 20-30 minutes beforehand. Season.

    Follow the same cooking directions as listed above.

    Honey Mustard Glazed Steelhead

  • Mustard of your choice – I like Grey Poupon or French’s Spicy Brown

  • Honey
  • Lemon juice
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Use a 1:1 ratio of mustard to honey. I usually squirt some of each in a bowl, mix up and then taste. I add more accordingly. Add remaining ingredients to taste.

    Marinate fish in sauce for 20-30 minutes beforehand. Season.

    Follow the same cooking directions as listed above.

    Teriyaki Steelhead

  • La Choy or San-J Teriyaki Sauce (these are both gluten-free make sure to check if you use a different brand)

  • Pepper
  • Marinate fish in sauce for 20-30 minutes beforehand. Season.

    Follow the same cooking directions as listed above.

    So, as you can see, preparing a naturally gluten-free, healthy meal is simple. Add a fresh steamed or roasted veggie, brown rice and a salad and you have a wonderful meal. If you can’t find Steelhead or you don’t like it, try any of the above recipes with Tilapia, Salmon, Orange Roughy or any other fish you choose. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your food. :)

    Article Written by:

    Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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