Fennel-Crusted Trout With Lemon-Ginger Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

From the February 2006 issue of Sunset magazine. This has a chunky vinaigrette full of chopped fennel bulb, shallots, and golden raisins, along with other good flavors.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, mix fennel, vinegar, shallot, ginger, lemon peel, and salt. Whisk in 1/2 c olive oil until combined, then stir in raisins.
  2. Brush both sides of trout with oil, then sprinkle with additional salt and the fennel seeds. Set a 12- to 14-inch nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Pour in about 1/2 tsp olive oil, then wipe pan with a paper towel. Set fillets, skin side down, in pan. Cook, turning once with a spatula, until surface is lightly golden and fish is opaque in center of thickest part, 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. Transfer each fillet to a plate. Whisk vinaigrette to combine and spoon over the fillets.