CONNESTEE COOKS! is a cookbook compiled of classic recipes from the myriad of chefs in residence at Connestee Falls. The book covers a wide range of meals, styles and ingredients. The culinary diversity is shared in recipes from the book posted regularly here on the Blog.
The North Carolina Mountains offer some of the best freshwater fishing anywhere. With four stocked mountain lakes, Connestee Falls residents have a fishing wonderland with abundant rainbow trout (like the beauty pictured to the left,) bass and other popular sport fish that also make for delicious eating. In addition, great seafood is available at Ingles Grocery Store in Brevard and many online locations. From the lake catch or fresh salmon in the local market, to blue crab shipped live from the Carolina Coast, it’s easy to obtain fresh seafood about any time.
These recipes from our Connestee Cooks feature a sampling of the many popular dishes you can find on dinner tables in the community over the summer and around the year.
Topping the list is an easy, simple and delicious trout recipe from Lyn Woltemate.
- 1 whole trout, dressed and split
- 1 healthy bunch of fresh lemon basil
- 2 lemons, sliced
- White wine
- Lemon-pepper marinade crystals
Summertime means grilling and it’s easy to find great fresh salmon locally for chef Bill Kirlin’s recipe.
- 4 salmon steaks, 6 oz. each, with small bones removed
- 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh
- ½ c. finely chopped green onions (tops included)
- 1 tsp. dried fennel seeds, ground
- dash or 2 freshly ground black pepper
¼ c. oil (vegetable, olive or canola)
- 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
Order in some fresh blue crab and make this dip recipe from Ann Keleher for a perfect appetizer or cocktail party offering.
Enjoy these great seafood inspired recipes and share one of your own below with a comment. Find previous Connestee Cooks recipes here on the Reflections Blog.