Best Kentucky Trout Recipe!

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Yummy! KY Trout is the best!

Lincoln the Chihuahua – A Kentucky Adventurer                               (& Kentucky Foodie)

After my great adventure to the Cumberland River & Hatchery Creek Trout Stream in Jamestown, Kentucky, I decided to investigate some great Kentucky Trout Recipes and found one that looks absolutely yummy!  I think you will like it!

Serves 6 to 8

Bourbon Cured Kentucky Trout

4 pan dressed trout

3 cups of water

1 cup bourbon

1 cup brown sugar

1 TB black peppercorns

3 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 bay leaf

4 cups ice cubes

Quickly rinse the trout under cold water and pay dry.  Place in the refrigerator, uncovered, while preparing brine.  Combine the water, bourbon, salt, sugar, peppercorns, garlic, and bay leaf in a medium sauce pan.  Bring the mixture to a boil so that the salt and sugar dissolve.  Remove from the heat and stir in the ice.  Cool the mixture completely and pour over the trout.  Leave the trout to brine in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours.

Remove the trout from the brine and pat dry.  Grill or broil skin side down for 3 to 5 minutes, until it is just cooked through.  If you are cooking the whole fish, turn once halfway through the cooking process.  photo of trout cooking in a skillet - Cumberland River trout fishing - Lake Cumberland fishing

The Cumberland River by Wolf Creek Dam in Jamestown is one of the top places in the country for trout fishing!  Located on the Cumberland River is the very popular Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery & just down the road from the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park!  Whether you are fishing on Lake Cumberland or the Cumberland River, you are sure to have a great day fishing!  A full list of Lake Cumberland cabin rentals, hotels and motels can be found at

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Until Next Time……