I actually made a special trip while we were in St. Paul to acquire this Favorite Thing. We can't get it locally and we either have to get it while on vacation somewhere that does have it, or get it shipped in the mail. But it's so good that it's hard to resist stocking up when it's available.
Here it is:
That's right, folks. Smoked trout spread from Bullfrog Fish Farm in Menomonie, Wisconsin. If you live within driving distance of Menomonie and have never been there, you are sorely missing out.
Bullfrog Fish Farm is run by Herby Radmann. The farm raises trout from babies to adults (and they will give you the complete tour of the farm by request!) The adults are either processed for sale (in the form of fillets, smoked trout, or their famous smoked trout dip) or released into the farm's spring-fed pond. Visitors to the farm can rent fishing poles and catch their own dinner. Those less motivated (or less lucky) can buy their trout straight from the tank.
Here are a couple pictures from our visit last summer.
|The farm's dog, waiting to catch some ducks. Isn't it a pretty little pond?|
Menomonie is a bit of a drive for us to just have dinner. We usually only make it out once a year. So when I can get Herby's trout dip, I buy a lot and freeze it. And I don't share. Don't wait another minute. Go out and buy your own and find out what all the fuss is about.