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Oven-Roasted Trout with Crispy Potatoes

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Fishing in GeorgiaRecipe contributed by Field Staff Writer G. Ford.

This recipe is one of my all-time favorite meals on the planet. It was made possible by the methods explained in Staying on the Game: Adapting to New Areas to Hunt & Fish.

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Speckled Trout in GeorgiaIngredients:
• Potatoes, about 2 pounds – Yukon Golds are great, red potatoes would work also
• Salt
• Black Pepper or Crushed Red Pepper
• Oregano or Basil (dried)
• Olive Oil
• 1 Lemon
• Whole, gutted and scaled fish – Speckled Trout in this case, but really any good
quality saltwater fish .


Speckled Trout• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
• Quarter up the potatoes into bite-size chunks.
• Toss them into a casserole dish with some olive oil.
• Season the potatoes with salt, pepper of your choosing, and herbs.
• Bake the potatoes until they’re soft, nearly done.
• While the potatoes are baking, it is time to prep the fish.
• Coat lightly with olive oil.
• Salt the fish (somewhere between lightly and heavily).
• Slice half the lemon into wedges and stick them in the belly of the fish.
• When the potatoes are nearly done, lay the fish directly on top of the spuds.
• Put the tray back into the oven and continue baking at 350 until the fish is done
(about 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the fish).
• When the fish is about done, make up a simple salad. I go with mixed or arugula
greens. Feel free to dress the salad as you like, but I go simple: olive oil, juice of
half lemon, salt and pepper.

Two more pieces of advice: don’t neglect eating the crispy fish tail or cheek meat.

Baked Speckled Trout and Potatoes

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A.J. Fick

Born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania, I’ve lived in southern California, central Texas, and currently reside in western Idaho. I consider myself a western hunter at heart, enjoying being part of vast landscapes and the thrill of the stalk. One of my hunting mottos is “stretch the stalk, not the shot”. My motivations as an outdoorsman are rooted in the sustenance, independence, and challenging physical aspects. In fact, my largest driving factor for physical fitness is preparing for upcoming hunts and ensuring I’m well-prepared to climb mountains and cover ground with a heavy pack. I also recognize and respect the importance of conservation efforts for our wild animals and wild places and the close connection to hunting and fishing. If we want future generations to experience the wonder and adventure of the outdoors, and gain the countless benefits, we must continue to make wildlife conservation today’s priority to ensure continued opportunity.

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