Used to eating only trout in the wild, I was surprised to find it being sold in grocery stores. But I found Fishin’ Company Steelhead Frozen Trout Fillets the other day and recently enjoyed them for lunch, as prepared on my George Foreman grill. Aside from the sticking, which was more likely the grill’s fault than the fish’s, preparation was a snap, though cleanup took a bit of time.
This rainbow trout indeed tastes like trout, though it appears a bit pink, like salmon. Its color and flaky texture are similar to cooked salmon. But the flavor is somewhat different. This fish cooked up easily in minutes, with relatively little “fishy” smell, and this product featured a mild and non salty taste. It was filling and good.
Benefits, Advantages, Pros, and Features
- This frozen fish was farm raised, reducing the chances for contamination with unwanted industrial compounds and drugs found so often in our rivers today.
- Plenty of heart-healthy Omega 3 fatty acids.
- Each 4-ounce fillet is individually wrapped and vacuum sealed in plastic bags.
- They put a recipe for Brown Sugar Steelhead Trout on the bag. Looks like a delicious serving suggestion.
- Excellent source of protein, at 21 grams per serving.
Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns
- This is a non organic food.
- The bag contained only three fillets. Next time, I’ll look for larger quantities.
- Some food coloring has been added. I could do without that however.
- This is a product of Chile. But I prefer domestic trout, not because it tastes any better necessarily, but because its “greener,” requiring less energy and cost to ship to my grocer.
- Preheat the grill.
- Place frozen or thawed fillets on hot grill.
- Season with pepper and salt.
- Flip fillets over after three to four minutes.
- Continue cooking until fish flakes when poked with a fork.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Apply a thin coating of oil to a baking dish.
- Season how you like it; pepper, salt, lemon, paprika, Etc.
- Put the fillets in the oven and bake for eight to twelve minutes, or until the fish flakes when you pierce it with a fork.
- Remove from oven.
- Let cool for a minute or two.
- Set your oven on ‘broil.’
- Place fish on the top of a broiler pan.
- Season to taste.
- Place the fish four or five inches away from broiler heating elements.
- Broil for approximately five minutes, or until fish flakes when pierced with a fork.
Steelhead trout, and color.
- Serving size: 4 ounces raw (113 grams). Servings per container: 3.
- Calories per serving: 150. Calories from fat: 60.
- Total fat: 7 grams, 10% DV.
- Saturated fat: 2 grams, 10% DV.
- Trans fat: 0 grams.
- Cholesterol: 55 milligrams, 18% DV.
- Sodium: 50 milligrams, 2% DV.
- Total carbohydrate: 1 gram, 0% DV.
- Dietary Fiber: 0 grams, 0% DV.
- Sugars: 0 grams.
- Protein: 21 grams.
- Vitamin A: 0% DV.
- Calcium: 0% DV.
- Vitamin C: 0% DV.
- Iron: 0% DV.
Product Rating of Fishin’ Company Steelhead Frozen Trout Fillets
Indeed, I would buy this fish product again, especially when more local sources of trout are unavailable. I’d rate this product at 95 out of 100 over all.
Where To Buy Fishin’ Company Steelhead Frozen Trout Fillets
They’re available at many of the larger grocery stores, nationwide.
- Rainbow Trout on Wikipedia
- Steelhead Trout on The Free Dictionary
- Where To Buy Fishin’ Company Steelhead Frozen Trout Fillets
- : Moved this post to the Tom’s Diet Quest blog, added whitespace, adjusted ad placement, and tweaked the content.
- 2012-08-09: Originally published.