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Smoked Trout, Apple and Fennel Salad

A 150-year-old riverside trout farm

An hour east of Minneapolis in the scenic town of Star Prairie, Wisconsin, sits a gem of history and haven for delicious cold-water trout. Located on the bank of the Apple River, Star Prairie Trout Farm is a 150-year-old fish farming operation, raising rainbow trout in natural spring water. Visiting in winter, it is impressive…  Read More

Grilled Trout with Chokecherry-Herb Sauce and Sauted Oyster Mushrooms

by Market Chef Heather Hartman Serves 6  Ingredients 6 whole trout filets, Star Prairie WI. 1 pint, or about 1 1⁄2 cups chokecherries (found at Prairie Hollow Farms), gooseberries, or wild blackberries can work as well. 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon pectin (use Pomona’s brand, works well in low sugar/sweetener recipes)     For the…  Read More

Smoked Star Prairie Trout

by Chef Marshall Paulsen, Birchwood Cafe To cure: Trim the trout if desired – remove fins & heads, reserve for fumet. Lay the trout out on wire racks. Coat the tops of the trout with 2:1 salt:brown sugar, plus spice mix. Allow to sit in the walk-in under cure for 1 hour. Rinse the cure…  Read More

Cook fish tonight!

Health benefits of adding more fish to your diet By Jenna Carter, UMN Public Health and Nutrition Program Originally published April 27, 2015. Fish provides an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that benefit your overall health. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential in the diet because our bodies cannot produce them on…  Read More

Blended Mushroom Burger

Blended Mushroom Burger

The Blended Burger, created in partnership with The Mushroom Council, features chopped mushrooms blended with ground beef at a ratio of 30:70 to cut back on sodium and cholesterol, while boosting vitamins and flavor. Not to mention because mushrooms require minimal resources to grow, a Blended Burger is more Earth friendly–especially if you’re using local…  Read More

Garlic Rubbed Salmon Fish healthy fat

Food For Thought

By: Mallory Franklin, MCFM Nutrition Liaison How often do you stop and really appreciate all the things your brain does for you? We live such busy lives, and our brains not only keep up with us, but keep us breathing and moving, literally! While you are rushing around, your brain will make sure your lungs…  Read More