Trailside Trout with Walnut-Herb Stuffing recipe

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2 cups cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons minced walnut pieces
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
¼ cup chopped watercress leaves
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 tablespoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons soy sauce
4 whole trout

Nutrition Info

532.9 calories
carbohydrate: 34.1 g
cholesterol: 141 mg
fat: 28.8 g
fiber: 1.4 g
protein: 32.5 g
saturatedFat: 5.8 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 687.8 mg
sugar: 3.6 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. At home: Mix cracker crumbs, walnuts, and dill in a resealable plastic bag. Store oil, watercress, water onion, parsley, and soy sauce in individual bags and containers and combine them in a larger, self-sealing plastic bag labeled with recipe instructions.

  2. On the trail: Place onion in a skillet with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Cook and stir over low to medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add parsley and water. Cover and steam for a minute or so, stir in the watercress.

  3. Combine the cracker-walnut mixture with the onion-parsley mixture in a medium bowl to make the stuffing. Stir in soy sauce.

  4. Stuff each trout with 1/4 of the walnut-herb stuffing. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Add trout to skillet, cover, and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes per side.

Recipe Yield

4 servings

Recipe Note

Great for those backpacking trips to trout-stocked lakes. It's like having a gourmet meal in the wilderness.

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