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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On behalf of the Boyes Group, I would like to pass on our sincere thanks for hosting the Muskie Madness Week and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at VBL and had a great time!! This was our 7th year on Eagle Lake and we have stayed at a few other lodges but VBL takes the cake hands down! You can definitely count us in for next year. I’m happy to see you post some of my pics, they turned out well. Thanks again Gord for a wonderful week of fishing and your stellar hospitality, you run a first class operation, we look forward to seeing you next year!

Trevor Benner

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