Saturday, June 04, 2005

Dishwasher Trout

No, it's not another obscure effort to win google fu, I just consumed the tastiest fish dinner, which I cooked in my Vulcan Dishlex Dishwasher. I remember reading an article about it on Salon ages ago (you can find it here ) and by some freak co-incidence the dishwasher was empty, so I just put it in there instead of the oven. Very satisfying results. If you're inclined to try it, here's my recipe:

Gord's Dishwasher Trout

  • 4 Rainbow Trout Fillets
  • 2 handfuls Fresh Basil
  • 1 handfuls Cherry Tomatoes,halved
  • 1 Clove finely cut garlic,
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Lemon Juice
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • aluminum Foil


Mix everything that isn't fish or butter together in a bowl, so you end up with a salad of basil and tomatoes and garlic all coated with olive oil and salt and pepper and lemon juice.

Take a big sheet of aluminum foil, and lay out a fish fillet in the middle. Put a knob of butter on the top , and add a bunch of the salad stuff. Roll everything up in the foil nice and tight so as to protect it from any potential leaks.

Put the little foil parcels into the top shelf of the dishwasher. Make sure you clean out the filter, and that there's no crusted on soap crud in your soap dispenser.

Run a standard cycle, including the drying cycle, right up until the dishwasher stops. Voila! Dishwasher Trout.

It's really tasty. I served it with salad and potato wedges. The dishwasher looks cleaner, too.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:14 pm

    there should be more comments on this.

    it's awesome.

    wish i had a dishwasher.

    for 2 reasons now.