If you’re nervous about cooking with fish, trout is a good fish to start with because it’s one of the easiest types to cook. Plus, there are so many different ways to prepare trout, so no matter what kinds of flavors you prefer, you can be sure to find a recipe that suits you. This is probably the eas-iest (and one of the most widely loved) trout recipe that you can whip up for dinner -even after a busy work day!
Crispy Pan-Fried Trout
This is a wonderful recipe for those who love deep fried foods but still want to eat healthy. The crispiness of this prepared trout will trick your taste buds into thinking you’re eating something deli-ciously terrible, but it’s actually good for you! Plus, if you’re one of many who is less-than-enthusiastic about the taste of fish, this recipe is made for you!
For this dish, you’ll need a few main ingredients, including bread crumbs, parsley, minced garlic, lemons, olive oil, dijon mustard, and four cuts of fresh trout.
Start by combining about two cups of bread crumbs with a clove of minced garlic, the zest of one lemon, a pinch of salt, and two tablespoons of parsley. This will make your breading. In another bowl, mix the juice of one full lemon with a quarter cup of dijon mustard. Using a brush, cover all sides of each trout with the lemon/mustard mixture before coating each cut in the dry breading.
Once the trout is covered with a thick layer of breading, add a small amount of olive oil to a skillet that’s heated to medium-high before adding the fish. Cook one side of each trout cut 2/3 of the way through before flipping them and cooking the other side for a couple more minutes. In total, the fish should be in the pan for no more than 10 minutes.
Then, remove fish from heat and set on paper towels to drain and cool for five minutes before serving. Enjoy!