Of the many wasy to eat trout, one of the most widespread is a la Navarra. It’s very simple, stuffed with ham and fried, just as Ernest Hemingway enjoyed it. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954, Hemingway used to go trout fishing in the Navarrean Pyrenees.
The counter-current struggle to catch trout (Salmo trutta), wielding a spoon, is one of the great joys of a sports angler in the fast-flowing rapids of the mountain rivers: in the Leon mountains of the Pyrenees, in the Cantabrian mountains or in the Sistema Central (one of the main systems of mountain ranges in the Iberian Peninsula).
However, as has happened with its close relative and most desired river fish, the salmon (Salmo salar), down-to-earth aquaculture has rectified the supply in key markets. The famous and sought-after trout of the Pyrenees mountain region cannot be beat.
Pirineos, León and Cantabria