Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What's for Dinner? ~Monday Addition

Last night we fixed the most delicious trout dinner.  The recipe came from one of my newer Paleo cookbooks, Paleo Comfort Foods, and could not have been easier to make.

Georgian Pecan-Crusted Trout


1/2 C Almond flour
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
1/2 tsp pepper
2 large eggs
1 C toasted pecans, roughly chopped
4 6-8 oz pieces of trout
2 TBS clarified butter, divided
1/4 C lemon juice
1/2 C white wine
1/4 C capers, rinsed
2 TBS fresh Italian parsley, chopped


1. Place the almond flour along with some salt and pepper on a large plate or shallow dish.
2. Whisk the egg whites slightly, and place in separate dish and put the pecans into a third dish.
3. Working one piece at a time, dredge the trout flesh side down first into the flour mixture, then into the eggs, then into the pecans, pressing down to get nuts to adhere.  Set aside and repeat process with other pieces of fish.
4. Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter of medium-high heat. Add the fish (in batches if necessary) skin side up (nuts side down) and cook until golden, about 5 minutes Carefully flip over and cook another 4-5 minutes until the fish is just cooked through and skin is golden.
5. Remove fish to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
6. Add the butter, lemon juice, and wine to the pan, scraping to bring up any of the browned bits from the fish.
7. Add the capers, and whisk to combine all, until heated through. Stir in parsley, and pour sauce over the fish to serve.

We served our with roasted asparagus, it was the perfect compliment.



Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Yum - I love any recipe with capers, so this looks really good. I'm going to send this to our friend who is a trout fisherman and a great cook :-)

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Yummm! Capers truly do make everything taste better...a bit of tang for that added kick! Looks scrumptious!

Peace. Love. LOL!

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Anne said...

Looks lovely Lauren...we need to eat more fish here:)Have a good week!

Brandi said...

Looks delicious, Lauren!!

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Your recipes always look so delicious! Yum!

Katie Clooney said...

Lauren, wish you were my next door neighbor. I would drop over at dinnertime every night!!

Leslie said...

Hi Lauren, I haven't made trout since we used to camp and fish with the kids when they were little:) This looks so good. The crust .. yummy! Hope you are enjoying your week!! xxL

Jamie said...

We don't do any fish in my house. My husband hates the after smell. It's so healthy, I wish he wasn't so sensitive to the smell.

Lisa Odom said...

This looks great. We eat a lot of fish and I am always looking for new ways to cook it. I love capers!

Linda P said...

Looks so good. I love trout, such a clean, fresh tasting fish. I wonder why I don't have it more often. xo

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lauren, this looks great! I love all kinds of fish; so, this would be a nice addition to my recipe file.