Trout Roasted with Sage, Walnuts and Bacon
- preheat the oven to 450.
- in a medium skillet, fry the bacon until it is cooked through and very lightly browned, ~5 min. remove the bacon and set aside. pour out the excess bacon grease and return the skillet to the stove.
- add the shallot and walnuts, toasting and shaking the pan, until the walnuts are lightly browned, 3-4 min. remove the pan from the heat and stir in the bacon and sage leaves.
- season the fish inside and out with salt and pepper. brush the skin lightly with vegetable oil. divide the bacon mixture between the 4 trout, stuffing it in the cavity of each fish. place the fish in a large roasting pan fitted with a rack. roast until the fish is just cooked through, ~15 min.
- transfer to plates and serve with lemon and garnished with the watercress.