HOW-TO COOK YOUR FRESH-CAUGHT FISH

Man fishing in a canoe with a fish in his net

HOW-TO COOK YOUR FRESH-CAUGHT FISH

When your fishing trip becomes a catching trip, nothing is better than savoring your success outdoors. Whether you just caught it or bought it, Teddy Cosco has an amazing cast iron Trout Puttanesca recipe for you to try. Pro tip: Teddy used the Leatherman Charge® Plus, but you can check out a few more multi-tools that work great for fishing.  

Fish in hand and cast iron set up on a camping stove

Trout Puttanesca

Ingredients 

Baguette

Olive oil

Trout

 

Puttanesca recipe 

1 bunch parsley

2 sprigs oregano

2 cups grape tomatoes

5 cloves garlic

1 shallot

½ cup Kalamata olives

½ cup capers

27oz tin of diced tomatoes

 

Gear 

Cast iron skillet

Cutting board

Leatherman Charge®+

 

Instructions 

Slice up the baguette on the bias and fry it in some olive oil in a large cast iron skillet. Set aside for dipping.

Crank up the heat and char some grape tomatoes in the skillet. In the meantime, finely dice some shallots and garlic. Add some kalamata olives and capers (and a bit of the brine from the jars) to the tomatoes. Add in garlic and shallots, cooking until translucent. Incorporate a tin of diced tomatoes and fresh (or dried) oregano. Set to simmer and allow to reduce.

Cooking with a cast iron skillet

Cooking with cast iron skillet

Fillet and skin the fish into bite-sized chunks mixing into the puttanesca. Cook the fish through, top with chopped parsley and serve with fried bread.

Cooked puttanesca in cast iron skillet

Teddy Cosco is an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University, a passionate outdoorsman, enthusiastic home cook, and sometimes-lucky fly fisherman. Exploring the tundra via floatplane, fishing off the coast of Alaska and camping throughout Western Canada, he grew up with the outdoors in his blood. Follow @castandiron for adventure and recipe inspiration. 

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