Sweeten the Catch

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Total Time
6hrs 5mins
5 mins
6 hrs

Great way of removing gaminess and oily taste from fish (trout, salmon etc.) This method is supposedly a common technique in restaurants to produce a sweeter and fresher taste. All I know is it works on trout and kokonee salmon. Got this "sweetening" recipe from Field And Stream Magazine in the mid 80's. Works great on fillets and pan dressed fish.

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  1. Mix ingredients well until dissolved.
  2. Submerge fish in the solution by weighing down with a heavy plate.
  3. Refrigerate overnight, or a minimum of 6 hours.
  4. Discard solution and rinse fish under cold water.
  5. Dry on paper towels and cook or freeze for later use.