The simple things — Steelhead

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I love simple dishes that turn out marvelous. This is THE fish that finally changed my husband’s mind about eating fish for dinner.  The one that made him say, “I don’t like fish, but could I have more of this?”  A second time around, now a new favorite. And,  he wouldn’t be caught dead ordering fish in a restaurant! This is wonderfully fresh steelhead,  beautifully firm, and has a nice buttery tangy flavor of its own. If you think salmon is too strong for you, this might be a good fish to try. Tonight, simply baked with a buttered Italian bread crumb topping, served with mushroom-wine risotto and sauteed green beans with garlic and pine nuts.

Dinner for Two - Steelhead
Baked Steelhead with Italian Bread Crumbs

Italian Bread Crumb Topping
Topping for 2-4 fillets

2 tbl melted butter
1/4 c Progresso Italian Bread Crumbs
2 tbl grated Parmasan Cheese
1/2 tsp chopped fresh Italian Oregano
1/2 tsp chopped fresh Sweet Marjoram
1/4 tsp chopped fresh Dill

In a microwave proof bowl, melt the butter, then  add bread crumbs, cheese and herbs. Blend with fork until well mixed.

Baked  Fish
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray an oven proof dish with vegetable spray, place 2-3 steelhead fillets evenly space and drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle Bread crumb topping evenly over fish, bake in oven for 15 minutes.

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4 Responses to The simple things — Steelhead

  1. Linda Makiej says:

    This sounds so great!!! My family would love it!

  2. Robin says:

    Glad you like it Linda! It is so easy.

  3. Bentobird says:

    Super-drool! I must try this fish variety, sounds too delish…elegantly simple recipe. Your photos are really sparkling of late, love the candle effect in the background. Have a fantastic weekend, my friend 😀

  4. Robin says:

    Thanks for noticing my photographic efforts Jenn! I have been working on it with renewed focus.

    As for the fish, it is related to rainbow trout, but lives in the ocean until returning to fresh water after a period of time. We can get wild caught here in Santa Cruz in season. It is also farmed in Canada and sold by Costco. But the dilemma is that the Seafood Watch (Monterey Bay Acquarium) is not happy about the sustainability of their farming techniques. It is however, tasty and affordable and there in is the rub. Hopefully farming techniques improve so more can enjoy this lovely fish.

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