Grilled Trout with Tarragon

Shemtsvari Kalmakhi

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By Darra Goldstein

Published 1999

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Trout, along with the khramuli or barb of the carp family, are the favored freshwater fish in Georgia. Tbilisians enjoy taking raft picnics on the Kura River, stopping to fish for the excellent trout, which they eat on the spot after plunging it into boiling river water. Sometimes the fish is wrapped in walnut leaves and baked in a ketsi. The leaves keep the fish from charring and impart a delicate flavor. My favorite picnic fish is trout grilled with tarragon, a felicitous un