Cedar Planked Maple/Dijon Lake Trout
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This is an easy and delicious way to prepare your Lake Trout Fillets. If you happen to run short of Lake Trout, fresh Salmon fillets will work just as well. Your going to love the sweet/smoky taste!
Cedar grilling planks.
You may also use maple, alder or cedar planks that can be found at your local lumber yard or building centre. Should you decide to go this route, make sure that the wood you buy is UNTREATED!
- 2 fresh, skinless Lake Trout fillets, about 12 ounces to 1 pound each.
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup.
- 2 tbs. whole grain Dijon mustard.
- ½ tsp. fresh ground pepper.
At least 4 hours before you are going to cook your trout, soak 2 cedar grilling planks in water. Preheat your BBQ to 400 degrees. In a small bowl whisk together the maple syrup, mustard and pepper. Wash and dry your fillets and place one on each plank. Brush each fillet with the maple mixture then place plank directly on the grill.
Cook for 12 minutes with the lid closed, and then brush again with the maple mixture. Cook for an additional 12 minutes, or until the fillets are cooked through. Remove from plank, drizzle with any remaining sauce and serve either hot off the grill or at room temperature. Cooks
You can also cook the fish over an open fire or in an oven. If using an oven, preheat to 400 degrees and cook on middle rack as above.
The open fire method is a bit trickier because it will more difficult to maintain a constant temperature. Place your planked Trout over some hot coals and the steam from the soaked wood should cook it through. If the board starts to burn before the fish is cooked, try moving the coals around to reduce the heat and tent some foil over the fish to keep the heat in - or if it’s too far gone - throw away the fish and eat the plank.
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