How To Cook Steelhead Trout With Skin?

Can you eat the skin on steelhead trout?

Unless the trout is really big and old and has lived in polluted water, the skin is perfectly safe and nutritious to eat.

Depending upon the preparation method, it can be a quite tasty part of the eating experience.

I remove skin from large salmon, but leave the skin on with small salmon and trout.

How do you remove the skin from a steelhead trout?

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How do you know when steelhead trout is done?

The best way to check for doneness is to use a fork to gently prick the fish, and if it flakes easily, it’s ready. Use several spatulas to take the fish off the baking sheet in one piece. The fish will come right off, leaving the skin behind.

What goes with steelhead trout?

5 Best Side Dishes to Serve with Fish

  • Grilled or Steamed Vegetables. Flakier fish like fluke, tilapia and flounder cook best on the grill or in the oven when they are wrapped in foil.
  • Potatoes. Potatoes always make a great side dish no matter how you prepare them—roasted, fried, or mashed.
  • Pasta.
  • Salad.