Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fried Trout With Almonds

A fresh discovery at Sainsbury's: Trout fillets are for sale for a typical price. However, peel your fishy little eyes and look next to those trout fillets, and you find ... "trout fillets: various sizes". Ah ha ... this is a package of trout fillets that are not all exactly the same size, so they sell them way cheaper! They are all good sizes, the only difference is the packaging isn't quite as appealing. Same fish though. I bought a pack and it ended up being more than enough for the two of us for dinner.

I used this recipe from my Encyclopedia of International Cooking (a large heavy book that I fear to bring back to the states):

Fried Trout With Almonds:
Season 4-6 trout* with salt and a little pepper. Dip them in milk and then in flour. Melt 4 tablespoons/2 ounces butter with 1 tablespoon oil and saute the fish for 5 minutes each side or until golden brown and flakes easily. Remove the trout from the pan and keep warm.

Drain the fat from the pan and melt 4 tablespoons/2 ounces more butter. Add 4-6 tablespoons slivered or sliced almonds and cook, shaking the pan continuously until the almonds are golden brown. Add juice of 1 lemon and 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, and pour over the trout. Serve.

*I used 4-6 trout fillets, and kept all other amounts the same. It was tasty. However I had a similar dish in Prague which was made with whole fish and it was absolutely gorgeous. Can't go wrong with butter and almonds.

We had steamed broccoli (also delish with the almond stuff) and boiled new potatoes on the side.


DaviMack said...

It must've been good fish, to have treated it so simply. Do you suppose it's like many other things here, that it doesn't have much of a shelf life, compared to the US versions?

One day we're going to have to have you over for some food with spices in it. ;)

Dibs on the book, if you decide to leave it behind. Oh. Wait. We don't need any more books. Darn!

Jessie said...


that sounds delicious right now. i am craving fish! mmm.

and i looked up the cookbook on guess what! it's 25¢... I might actually pick up a copy myself. You should order one and have it sent to your parent's house...

also. robb and i are thinking that we should visit you guys. it's nice to follow along with your lives as you both are experiencing similar things as we are. minus the foreign country aspect.

best... jessie

cyrstreow said...

ooh, fish.

you cannot get decent fish here. i had some salmon fillets the other day, and they were.. indescribable. if i hadn't _known_ it was salmon, i couldn't have told.

Lynne' said...

All the food posts are making me hungry... :)

Isn't it fun trying to recipes!?

Tell me if you can find a good scone recipe.. I don't really have a good one (I had to alter a recipe to make it edible.) :)