Wednesday, June 26, 2013

rainbow trout with cilantro and lime

this is all new to me, so please bare with me as i know it won't be perfect or anything close to it, but i have some wonderful recipes I'd like to share and this is the first one. i made this trout dish last night, and i was superb so i felt the need to share it to my fellow foodies. i was inspired by a recipe i found on the recipe was labeled as baked whole trout, which i used for the cooking instructions, but the seasoning and some techniques were my own. this is obviously a Spanish inspired dish with some classical french technique. i should mention, I'm not a chef, i just love to cook and try new things and share with others, so here's the recipe.

2 whole rainbow trout
1 lime, thinly sliced
1/2 bunch finely chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper
1 cup white wine
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp minced garlic
butter flavored vegetable spray
paprika for dusting
3 tbsp butter rolled in flour

preheat oven to 475.  place a wire rack in metal roasting pan. rinse fish in cold water and pat dry. you may at this point debone the fish if you prefer, but the bones do add terrific flavor as it bakes so i recommend leaving them in and eat carefully later. in a small bowl combine 4 tablespoon white wine with cilantro, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic, mix well and rub in the cavities of the fish and on top of fish. place lime slices in and on top of the fish and sprinkle with paprika. then add a 1/2 cup of white wine to the bottom of roasting pan, paying attention to not pour over the fish. lightly spray with butter flavored vegetable oil and bake 25-30 minutes. when fish is done place fish on a separate plate and bring pan to the stove top. add remaining wine and 3 tablespoon of butter rolled in flour. bring to a simmer for a few minutes until thickened slightly. done!
 i served this with a bed of white rice, fried green plantains, some fresh sliced mango, a lime wedge and of course a nice glass of sauvignon blanc. i believe a pinot grigio would go lovely with this dish as well. i highly recommend trying this recipe and let me know what you think. its a light and pleasant dish especially for those hot summer nights. enjoy!