This winter, Winnipeg hunter/angler/chef Cameron Tait is sharing four fantastic recipes with Outdoor Canada readers: Whitefish StewCaribbean TroutPike Chowder and Coconut Catfish. And even cooler, all these delectable fish dishes can be prepared right on the ice. See them all at www.outdoorcanada.ca/2017IceCooking.

Caribbean Trout

Make these sassy skewers… while you’re on the ice!

Everyone appreciates good food any time, anywhere, and that includes anglers out on the ice. And just a little preparation can turn any boring meal into a delectable experience. To prepare this ice-fishing feast, simply do your prep before you leave home, then once you’re out on the ice cook up your fresh catch with your at-the-ready ingredients. Just a word of warning: This recipe only feeds four anglers, but the aroma is sure to tantalize many others from afar!

2100 Acre Woods Photography

AT HOME INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small bag (100 g) jalapeno plantain chips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Pinch black pepper

Mango salsa

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red pepper, diced small
  • Few drops Tabasco sauce
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Pinch dried thyme

ON THE ICE INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lake trout fillets
  • 4 8-inch wooden skewers
  • Tinfoil
  • 2 lemons, halved and grilled

AT HOME STEPS

  1. Place chips, oil, salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse until chopped into small pieces. Place in a travel container.
  2. Place salsa ingredients in a food processor, pulse until rough chopped, then pour into a travel container.

ON THE ICE STEPS

  1. Cut fillets into 2-inch chunks (approximately 12 to 16 pieces). Place 3 or 4 chunks on each skewer, then lightly press chip mixture on all sides. Individually wrap each skewer in tinfoil.
  2. Heat flat griddle or fry pan over medium heat on camp stove. Cook wrapped skewers for 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Unwrap skewers, garnish with lemon and serve with mango salsa and grilled vegetable skewers (optional).

 

A culinary arts instructor at Winnipeg’s Paterson Globalfoods Institute, hunter and angler Cameron Tait is Outdoor Canada's Table Fare game recipe contributor. His dishes are photographed by 100 Acre Woods Photography.