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How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven + How to Use the FoodSaver®GameSaver®

How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven + How to Use the FoodSaver®GameSaver®

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How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven + How to Use the FoodSaver® GameSaver®

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of FoodSaver®; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

For as long as I have known my husband, he has been an avid outdoorsman. For years, it was me who would sit out on the piers with him as he fished for the next big one. When our children came along, it was only a matter of time before they took my place. I absolutely love to see the pride on my husband’s face when my kids catch a fish. I know they are learning from the best fisherman there is!

My kids have been fishing with their dad since they were babies:

They’re such good sports, even fishing with him in the cold and ice:

And most recently enjoying some quality time together fishing for trout:

Have you ever had fresh fish? It is absolutely delicious. We only keep the amount of fish we can eat. I recently gave my husband his father’s day gift a little bit early: The FoodSaver® GameSaver® Big GameTM Vacuum Sealing System.

Because we love to enjoy the fish we catch, I thought this would be a great gift to keep them fresh longer. This GameSaver®  keeps fish and game fresh up to 5X longer, compared to the freezer bags we currently use and it prevents freezer burn. Watch how easy it is to use:

The Big GameTM is super convenient to use for on-the-go. It comes with a rugged carry handle and 12 Volt DC Adaptor, making it convenient to use the Big Game™ from your car, boat or RV. The built-in storage compartment holds the vacuum seal rolls too. Be sure to pick up the GameSaver® Accessories too: 8″ and 11″ vacuum seal rolls, all pre-made bag sizes, Fresh containers and Quick marinator.

You can purchase the GameSaver® 710 Big Game™ Vacuum Sealing System at Walmart.

Trout season opened up here in New Jersey about a month ago. After a fishing trip to a local river, we preserved our catch with the Big GameTM until we were ready to smoke it, which is our favorite way to enjoy fresh trout.

 How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven

Smoked Trout in the Oven

  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  1. This recipe is for 5-7lbs of fresh Trout. 

  2. In a large baking dish, pour in brine, place fish into brine. 

  3. Brine the fish for about 8 hours in the refrigerator. 

  4. Remove from brine, rinse off fish in cold water. Pat dry. 

  5. Lay fish onto the racks of your oven. 

  6. Preheat oven to 180-200 degrees. Smoke fish until done, about an hour and half to 2 hours.

  7. Vacuum seal the fish when cool with the FoodSaver GameSaver. 

  8. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.  

The GameSaver® Father’s Day Contest

Gamesaver® has partnered with The Sporting Chef to offer fans the once-in-a-lifetime chance to win not only a GameSaver® Big GameTM Vacuum Sealing System but to cook with The Sporting Chef! To enter the contest, participants must share a photo that celebrates fatherhood and captures a precious memory between dad and child! Also, be sure to use this hashtag: #PreserveTheMomentContest

Here are the terms and conditions for the contest: erContest

The Grand Prize winner will receive the opportunity to cook with The Sporting Chef in their own home, as well the Ultimate Father’s Day Prize Package that includes many items along with the a GameSaver® Big Game Vacuum Sealing System. Two runner-ups will also receive the Ultimate Father’s Day Prize Package.

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ellen beck

Saturday 16th of June 2018

I love fresh fish. Trout is probably one of my favorite game fish so good! This was an interesting post as I have never 'smoked' one. I steam mine or fry it. I like the idea of the game saver bags, those would come in handy if you had t catch several to make a meal up.

georgia boanoro

Monday 11th of June 2018

I absolutely love smoked fish and I'll definitely try your smoking method because it looks super easy!

What Corinne Did

Saturday 2nd of June 2018

i have never been fishing and would never know how to prepare a fish. SMoke trout sounds amazing

Erin S

Saturday 2nd of June 2018

This is a great summer recipe. Sounds easy and delicious


Saturday 2nd of June 2018

Love the recipe and can't wait to try it out. Such neat vacuum sealer.