Trout: Sauteed Open Faced Trout

posted by merstar 12-07-101 2:06 PM

recipe from Sara Moulton's show.
Sauteed Open Faced Trout
Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

4 (8-ounce) brook trout, gutted, boned, seasoned with salt and pepper
2 teaspoons butter
2 teaspoons olive oil

For the sauce:
2 tablespoons butter
1 shallot, peeled and minced
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 fresh lemon, peeled, segmented, flesh minced
1/4 cup white wine
1 tablespoon chopped chervil
2 teaspoons chopped chives
2 teaspoons chopped thyme

For the fish: In a large skillet at very high heat, melt butter and oil together. When the butter starts to brown, add the fish flesh side down, open face. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes on each side and then remove to a plate. Keep warm.

For the sauce: In a medium saucepan at high heat melt butter until brown, add shallots and garlic cook for 30 seconds, then add lemon and wine. Finally add herbs and season with salt and pepper. Pour sauce equally over the trout and serve.

Difficulty: Easy

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