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Trail Bytes: 4 Ways to Cook & Dehydrate Fish
May 31, 2023

For this edition of Trail Bytes, we cast our line into the topic of dehydrating fish. If you’ve tried it, then you know that it is not easy to rehydrate fish in a meal—serious chewing awaits.

Yet, if you surround those chewy fish bits with vegetables, pasta, and a tasty sauce, you’ll probably enjoy the new Fish-a-Roni recipe.

With a long pre-soak of dehydrated fish strips, the Swedish Cod Casserole with Mashed Potatoes recipe shared by Johan Sköld is "ganska läcker." (Quite delicious).

The new page covers two ways to bake fish in the oven before dehydrating it, and two ways to cook fish on the stovetop in fish stew and fish chowder.

There’s plenty to chew on over at the new page:

Dehydrating Fish: 4 Ways to Cook & Dry It.

Hot Potatoes

In the last newsletter, I mentioned that I was going to focus on dehydrating potatoes this month. Unfortunately, the thermostat on my 13-year old, 5-tray Excalibur dehydrator malfunctioned, and proved that, “Yes, you can over-dry food.” Nevertheless, there are potatoes in several of the fish recipes.

Rather than replace the Excalibur with another Excalibur, I decided to test drive a new 6-tray Cosori dehydrator. I’ll get to those potatoes soon, along with a thorough review of the Cosori. So far, I like its quiet operation and even, fast drying. It has a lower capacity per tray than an Excalibur dehydrator, but I was still able to dry two cups of fish stew on a nonstick tray that fits the Cosori, shown below.

If you have any questions or comments about dehydrating fish, or if you would like to share your experience with a Cosori dehydrator, hit the reply button and give me some feedback.

See you soon in the next issue of Trail Bytes.

Freundliche Grüsse,

Chef Glenn & Dominique

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