Armenia has many fresh water lakes and rivers that are full of different types of beautiful and tasty fish. Sevan Trout, for example, is the endemic fish of the lake. Other most commun fish are Common Whitefish, Goldfish, Crayfish, Barbel, Koghak.
Throughout centuries Lake Sevan was one of the most loved destinations of kings and queens traveling through Armenia. During their stay they would treat themselves with a delicacy called the Armenian Trout. Back then professional cooks would boil, fry, grill and fill it with different types of goods.
During all those years the recipe has been perfected and now you can try them in the restaurants on Sevan lakeshore or many other restaurants in Armenia. There are several varieties and methods of preparation that will satisfy even the pickiest gourmet.
Armenians went a step further and created artificial ponds to grow the fish in larger amounts. Nowadays Armenian fish growers export the fish to Russia and other countries. These fish are not grown in Lake Sevan, however, they mostly use the same water, therefore the fish keeps the unique flavor that you are looking for. You can buy different types of fish grown in Armenia in your country, simply ask for it and chances are you may be tasting the favorite dish of ancient kings and queens.
Armenians use fish as a religious meal during major religious events. It is obligatory for Armenians and other Christians to have fish on table on Christmas and Easter. There is a special way of making it.