Being a fairly avid fisherman the rainbow trout has eluded me until a week and half ago, I got a heck of a sunburn figuring out this particular species in the lake I was on and am glad for every minute of it. I managed to catch one legal rainbow during our outing and by legal I mean its a small trout but it was legal. So because of this and that he had to sit in the freeze until today, today was the day, d-day, the smoking day.
I have a fish brine I use religiously, because it works, its tasty and I usually have it easily on hand. So after a short hour and a half stent in the brine I stuffed him with some lemons and onions and tossed him on the smoker over apple wood at 190 F for about 2 hours. When he came off he was delicious, cooked just right and complimented by some lemon rice.
Looking at the picture you have to be a fish lover to eat it but take away the skin and its was some nice salmon colored fish with an appropriate smoky taste. It was awesome. If you want to know more check out my blog http://www.nateelston.com/wordpress/2010/06/smoked-rainbow-trout/
The smoker didn't get much of a break got some jerky on for later today.