I wanted to take my Pan Seared Trout recipe to another level. Yes, I definitely achieved just that with this recipe for Trout Almondine. Dinner done in about fifteen minutes. I did, per usual, use a cast iron pan to sear my trout. I know, I go on and on about cast iron pans, but believe me, you will love cooking in it. Click here for the one I use the most often. A quick sear, about three to four minutes per side and you will have a gorgeous piece of trout. The sauce takes only a few minutes. Serve with steamed vegetables and brown rice for a super healthy meal. Dinner done! Probably the best thing about this recipe, is that you make this meal for two, for under $20. You will never find a more tasty, and inexpensive meal like this at any restaurant.
In my opinion, trout is very underrated. Believe me, I was guilty of this. It took years for me to even want to attempt making trout. WTF? How could I have been missing out on this for so long. Take my word, once you start preparing trout, you will be making it on repeat!
HOW TO PREPARE TROUT ALMONDINE
Rinse the trout filets. Pat dry. I cut my filets in half and seared in two batches. On a plate, combine the flour, rice flour, paprika, kosher salt and pepper. If you would like to make this keto, just substitute the all-purpose flour with almond flour. Heat to medium/medium-high, four tablespoons of the butter in a cast iron pan. Dredge both the flesh and skin side of each filet in the flour mixture. Just a light coating will do.
Once the butter has melted and is hot, place the filets, flesh side down, in the pan. Allow to cook and sear for about three to four minutes. Flip with a fish spatula. Try not to move the fish around in the pan, as you can run the risk of the flesh breaking apart. A few minutes on the skin side will do. You will see the skin crisp up nicely. Remove fish and reserve on a plate or platter.
Clean the pan. Melt the remaining four tablespoons of butter. Add the almonds. You will need to stand by the pan until the almonds have browned. Keep stirring as they can burn rather quickly. Once the nuts have browned nicely, remove pan from heat. Add in a tablespoon of the fresh parsley and the lemon juice. A gorgeous sauce will form.
To serve, plate the fish. Pour this incredible sauce on top. The perfect Trout Almondine. Pair with steamed brown rice and vegetables. ENJOY!
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