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Trout Almandine

No recipe image available.Simple elegance, pan-dressed whole trout sautéed in butter and served with a toasted almond butter sauce sprinkled with lemon juice.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 (10-ounce) whole trouts, pan-dressed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons butter - divided use
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley for garnish
Lemon slices for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. Rinse and pat dry trout. Season inside and out with salt and pepper. Dredge trout in flour.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Add trout and brown both sides. Lower heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove trout to a serving plate and keep warm.
  3. Wipe out pan and add 2 tablespoons butter. Cook butter over medium heat until it just begins to brown. Add the almonds and brown. Pour sauce and almonds over fish and sprinkle with lemon juice and parsley. Garnish with fresh lemon slices.

Makes 2 servings.

Photograph provided courtesy of National Fisheries Institute.