A Recipe for Oven Baked Trout in Parchment

Trout is a pretty tasty fish, but cooking it right can make it a phenomenal meal. Try out this quick and easy recipe from my buddy Kevin Ward. Serves 2, but you can easily double it for a dinner party.


2 Whole Trout, cleaned, boned, and butterflied (you can ask your fishmonger to do this)
Fresh Herbs-Parsley, Cilantro, Fennel, Chervil, etc.
1 clove Garlic, thinly sliced
1 Meyer Lemon, thinly sliced
Sea Salt
Fresh Cracked Pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Parchment Paper


Preheat oven to 375º

Season both the flesh and the outer skin with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Stuff the the cavity with the herbs, garlic and lemon slices.

Fold parchment over fish, making overlapping folds along the edges. seal by folding end under. Bake 10-12 minutes. Be careful when cutting open bag as steam will be very hot.

A Recipe for Watermelon Radish Winter Citrus Salad

Another Kevin Ward recipe for a delicious and crisp salad with seasonal ingredients.

2 Watermelon Radishes, sliced paper thin on a mandolin
1 Cara Cara Orange, segmented, juice saved
1 Grapefruit, segmented, juice saved
1 Blood Orange, segmented, juice saved
1 small bulb Fennel, peeled in 2” ribbons
Sunflower sprouts
1 Meyer Lemon, juice
3 TBSP Olive Oil
1 tsp Honey
1 tsp Tahini
Fleur de Sel
Freshly cracked Pepper

In a jar, combine citrus juices, olive oil, honey, tahini, salt, and pepper. Shake vigorously.

Toss citrus segments, fennel, and sunflower sprouts in vinaigrette.

Arrange radishes on plate. Dress radishes with fennel and citrus.

A Recipe for Pickled Beets

I’ve been thinking a lot about my blog lately and it’s purpose. Is it a window into my career? Is a place for me to talk about the business of photography to help my fellow colleagues? Should I post personal work? Does it have to be just that? Can it be more? Should it be more? How much more?

I’m hesitant to talk about other photographer’s work here. I also don’t want to dilute the blog with ever single thing I stumble across. So, I’ve started a tumblr blog to keep track of things I’ve seen that inspire me and post random stuff that falls outside the focus of this blog.

So, what’s with the recipe for pickled beets? Well, I love food, a lot. I love to eat, cook, and try new things almost as much as I like shooting pictures of food. To make a little photography project of my love for food, I’ve started enlisting the help of chef friends and food stylists to create tasty images with recipes. I’m putting it here in hopes that someday, it might become a cookbook and/or an iPad App.

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