Fresh Farmed Riverence Steelhead (Rainbow Trout)
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Rated a Seafood Watch "Best Choice," Riverence Steelhead are raised in sustainable land-based farms located along the Snake River in Idaho's Magic Valley. This delicious and healthy option provides a rich red color; tender, medium texture that flakes easily; and a much milder flavor than salmon.
Riverence Steelhead makes an ideal substitute for any recipe calling for trout, salmon or Arctic char and is perfectly suited for a variety of cooking methods. Feel free to bake, broil, grill, pan sear, poach or smoke this fish for excellent results. It's also ideal for cooking on a cedar plank or wrap!
Steelhead vs. Trout
Steelhead is often referred to as "rainbow trout" or "steelhead trout" or even "steelhead salmon". Understandably it can be confusing. Technically, trout and steelhead are the same species but there are key differences. In the wild, steelhead is an ocean-going subspecies of rainbow trout, while rainbow trout remains in freshwater its entire life. Steelhead tend to develop a slimmer profile, become more silvery in color and typically grow much larger than the rainbow trout that remain in freshwater. As for steelhead versus salmon, they are from the same family of fish known as Salmonidae but are not the same species.
About Riverence Steelhead
Riverence is a fully-integrated family of land-based farms, one that takes precautions to protect wild salmon and trout, and the environment. By producing eggs and fish on land in pure spring water, Riverence is able to deliver 100 percent traceable, high quality, sustainable products with minimal environmental impact. Being land-based means no escapes, no microplastics, no PCBs, year-round consistency, and an ability to monitor aquatic environments with ultimate control. Riverence Steelhead are fed a high-grade diet of astaxanthin, an all-natural micronutrient that gives ocean-run steelhead their rich red flesh color, without requiring the ocean. They are never given growth hormones or preventative antibiotics.