Excellent Lake Trout Recipe……..

A Sunday snowmobile ride to Delano Lake to catch lake trout produced a key ingredient to create an excellent lake trout recipe for that night’s dinner. Usually we catch most, if not all of our fish on jigging spoons. That day this fish preferred a live minnow on a Rattle Wheel.
Having one in the bag for dinner is critical, especially when your fishing partner seems to be fading! I also have a recipe in mind……….

Excellent Lake Trout Recipe

The  lake trout recipe came from outdoor writer Gord Pyzer and called for Chorizo pork sausage. I had never heard of it before and my first attempt I substituted Italian sausage. The result was mediocre. Then I stumbled into this Corizo sausage, courtesy of friend Jim K from Minneapolis.
Well, the lake trout is filleted and ready to go……it doesn’t get much fresher!

The Corizo is in the frying pan. I’m not sure what I was expecting but this is definitely a spicy ingredient…..definitely not just a normal sausage.

The lake trout is cut up into chunks……. and a can of diced tomatoes awaits its turn.

Add the tomatoes to the fried Corizo and let simmer.
Add the lake trout chunks and simmer further. One addition I made to the recipe was to add some frozen corn.

It didn’t take long. Served over a bed of rice, a salad, and a glass (or two) of a chilled Gewurztraminer. It was excellent! Give it a try next time you happen on a lake trout. Better yet come up to VBL this spring and catch some fresh trout for your own excellent lake trout recipe…….it doesn’t get any better.


Excellent Lake Trout Recipe

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If you’re looking for an outstanding vacation spot for the serious fisherman or a family get away you should consider Vermillion Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake, Ontario Canada. We have stayed at many lake resorts over the years, but none offer the simple pleasures of this one. The lake is large enough and holds enough fish for the most adventuresome fisherman and yet easy for local family fishing for young children. Bring your own boat or use one of the aluminum boats (20 hp) at the lodge. Boat dockage is well protected from the wind and allows easy access to the water.

What sets this lodge apart from most others is it is always clean, well kept with lots to do including paddle boats canoes, bon fires in the evenings and a just plain friendly atmosphere.

Bruce & Sally

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