With fly fishing season in full swing, fishermen from near and far are heading to the Rocky Mountains to try their luck. Though most rivers in Colorado recommend catch and release, those keeping their catch of the day may be looking for a delicious recipe to cook up their fresh Rocky Mountain trout. Try this easy camp friendly recipe adapted from allrecipes.com for optimal flavor and savor:
4 whole trout, cleaned
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon paprika, plus more for sprinkling
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, plus more for sprinkling
1 teaspoon garlic powder, plus more for sprinkling
1 teaspoon dried parsley, plus more for sprinkling
1 teaspoon dried dill weed, plus more for sprinkling
Salt and pepper
¼ cup butter, divided
½ cup slivered almonds
Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
Combine flour, paprika, rosemary, garlic powder, parsley, dill, salt, and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Shake bag to mix contents. Place trout into bag, one at a time, seal bag, and shake to thoroughly coat with seasoned flour. Lay each trout onto a large piece of aluminum foil.
Insert 1 tablespoon butter, a few lemon slices, and a few slivered almonds into the cavity of each trout; press the cavities closed. Top fish with more lemon slices and almonds. Sprinkle fish with a pinch of paprika, rosemary, garlic powder, parsley and dill.
Place trout on aluminum foil sheets onto preheated grill and cook until fish are browned and the flesh is opaque and flakes easily, about 8 minutes per side.
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