Keane Amdahl

Sunfish Paella

Recipe courtesy of Keane Amdahl from his cookbook “Lake Fish - Modern Cooking with Freshwater Fish”

Paella is one of those quintessential Spanish dishes that is both comforting and incredibly flavorful. The soft rice is spiked with saffron and paprika, and the roasted red peppers give a pop of delicious sweetness. Craft this dish using your sunfish, with the option to prepare using skin-on fillets.

Pan Roasted Pike with Roasted Carrots and Honey-Vinegar Glaze

Reprinted with permission from Lake Fish: Modern Cooking with Freshwater Fish by Keane Amdahl, published by Minnesota Historical Society Press.

This recipe from Keane Amdahl’s Lake Fish: Modern Cooking with Freshwater Fish offers up big, sweet flavors that are balanced with a little heat and nuttiness. The flaky, succulent fish pairs well with carrots’ natural sweetness, while slivered almonds, chile flakes, and a little fresh dill pull the whole plate together.

Spanish Trout Tortilla with Roasted Red Peppers

Reprinted with permission from Lake Fish: Modern Cooking with Freshwater Fish by Keane Amdahl, published by Minnesota Historical Society Press. mnhspress.org

This recipe from Keane Amdahl’s Lake Fish: Modern Cooking with Freshwater Fish is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Not dissimilar to an omelet, a frittata, or even a quiche, this egg and potato dish also happens to pair very well with trout. The addition of sweet roasted red peppers and a touch of sherry helps ramp up the delicious…

Keane Amdahl

Photo by Michael Patrick Bauman  Meet Keane Amdahl (follow him @FoodStoned) a social media specialist, food writer, and blogger. His work has appeared in Thrillist, City Pages, Lavender, and Twin Cities Food Finds. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with current work as the sustainable seafood coordinator and subject matter expert at the Minnesota Zoo. Lake Fish – Modern Cooking With…