Karmrakhayt – One Of The Most Popular Armenian Culinary Delights
Karmrakhayt – this is how the mountain brook trout is called in Armenia. The value of this fish is due to the unique origin, exceptional taste and guaranteed ecological purity of the product.
Karmrakhayt is found in the upper reaches of the Armenian mountain rivers, such as the Azat, Hrazdan, Vorotan, Miskhana and Debed. The name comes from the characteristic red or orange spots surrounded by a light rim.
Karmrakhayt is a typically cold water fish, lives mainly in mountain rivers and streams, as well as in flat rivers with sandy-pebble soil, with cold spring clean water rich in oxygen. The peculiarity of the fish is that it is very nimble and is associated with the fast flow of a mountain river.
Karmrakhayt can be fried, boiled, and grilled wrapped in Lavash bread. Simply barbecued Karmrakhayt, without any spices and seasonings – can already be called a delicacy with a capital letter.
The taste of freshly caught wild Karmrakhayt cannot be compared with the taste of the same fish grown on special farms and sold in large quantities in stores.
The dishes that are prepared from Karmrakhayt belong to a healthy cuisine, they are delicate in taste and are valued for their dietary properties. This fish has unique juicy taste, the delicate texture, it contains many nutrients and beneficial trace elements and due to its low fat content, it is low in calories, and goes perfectly with any side dish.
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