Pan-Fried Rainbow Trout

Pan-Fried Rainbow Trout created by twissis

My most memorable meal to date was many years ago when our family was on a European vacation. We stopped at an inn on the Plansee in Austria (Tyrol). The rainbow trout was freshly caught from the lake (Plansee) the same day. It was simply fried whole and served with fried potatoes and a garden salad. We sat outside with an amazing view of the lake and the mountains. The air smelled so fresh and clear. This recipe is close, but I rarely get rainbow trout as fresh as we had that day. I don't serve it whole as the family doesn't like their food to stare back at them!

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  • Clean and pat dry the fish. Sprinkle the fish on the outside and in the cavity with the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Dredge in the flour.
  • Melt the butter in a saute pan and saute on medium heat for 5 - 10 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fish. The flesh should be white and flake easily when done. Take care not to overcook.
  • Remove the fish to a platter. Swirl the remaining butter in the pan (add more if there is not enough) and add the parsley. Swirl a bit more until the parsley is thoroughly coated in butter. Pour over the fish and serve.
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"My most memorable meal to date was many years ago when our family was on a European vacation. We stopped at an inn on the Plansee in Austria (Tyrol). The rainbow trout was freshly caught from the lake (Plansee) the same day. It was simply fried whole and served with fried potatoes and a garden salad. We sat outside with an amazing view of the lake and the mountains. The air smelled so fresh and clear. This recipe is close, but I rarely get rainbow trout as fresh as we had that day. I don't serve it whole as the family doesn't like their food to stare back at them!"
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  1. twissis
    Pan-Fried Rainbow Trout Created by twissis
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  2. twissis
    Made as written for CQ4 & the Happy Campers team - My DH is an avid fisherman of the Icelandic highland lakes where trout abound. 1 of his fishing buddies recently gifted us w/freshly caught large trout fillets that were "pan ready" & split by me to generous portion sizes for your recipe. This simple recipe & method are the standard for cooking trout in Iceland & my Siggi said I had never done it better. It was served w/sml garlic-parsley potatoes plus an eggplant CQ4 recipe & made for a lovely meal that will grace our table often. A pic will post later today & thx for sharing this recipe w/us. :-)
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  3. PanNan
    My most memorable meal to date was many years ago when our family was on a European vacation. We stopped at an inn on the Plansee in Austria (Tyrol). The rainbow trout was freshly caught from the lake (Plansee) the same day. It was simply fried whole and served with fried potatoes and a garden salad. We sat outside with an amazing view of the lake and the mountains. The air smelled so fresh and clear. This recipe is close, but I rarely get rainbow trout as fresh as we had that day. I don't serve it whole as the family doesn't like their food to stare back at them!
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