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Aug 1, 2012 02:04 PM

Where can I find trout au bleu in Western Massachusetts?

I am dieing for this dish, but can't find a restaurant that serves it. Can someone help?

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  1. Rich,
    Its so simple to make but the biggest problem is to find a restaurant that has them alive in the tank they have to be live quickly killed and poached in a court boullion. I am not big into poached fish but uts not bad also finding a wild trout which are kept in a tank is another problem because the boullion with an acid causes the skin to turn blue. If you trout fish then make it the recipe is not difficult and doesnt need much mise en place.

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    1. re: Frank Terranova

      If you are DYING for TRUITE AU BLEU is is perhaps best to catch a fresh trout and poach it yourself. The tank trout in markets are fed on trout chow and do not taste good.

      1. re: chervil9

        No kidding but to catch a native one is difficult the tastee of the flesh is ok abd being in a court boullion will at least give the appearence and flavor.

        1. re: Frank Terranova

          not a fish guy myself, but the only places i ever saw this in the valley were davenports in shelburne, during the brief period they were open all year for dinner (rather than just sugar season) and squire's smoke and game house in haydenville. i have the distinct feeling that the peta-friendly atmosphere of this area (for better or worse) makes the appearance of such a dish unlikely.

          1. re: fatheryod

            It may be PETA friendly in Haydenville, but not so much up here in West County. I suspect it is hard to find because it depends upon live or at least just caught fish. That's hard for a restaurant to pull off.

            1. re: hilltowner

              It's also illegal to sell wild freshwater fish or game in Massachusetts. That is a pity.