Quinault and Quillayute Rivers
Late Fall and Winter
Method of Capture:
After being bred by the tribes who steward these rivers, steelhead are released into the wild to live out the remains of a natural life cycle. They return to the rivers from whence they hatched to spawn, and are caught with gill nets. Their eggs and milt are harvested and united, and the cycle begins again.
5 to 20 pounds
Flavor and Texture:
Fresh and bright, clean, lean to fatty flavor with a slightly firm texture
serve raw, grill, sauté, smoke, poach, butter or olive oil poach, quick-cure & marinate