Trout Amandine, Steamed Asparagus and New Potatoes

Recipe by LifeIsGood
READY IN: 35mins




  • Turn oven on a low setting (like 170 - 200 degrees F) and rest an oven-proof platter on the oven rack.
  • Get a deep pot of salted water to the boiling point and add the potatoes. Cook for about 12 minutes, or until fork tender .
  • Trim the tough ends off of the asparagus and put in a colander and rest the colander on top of the potato pot and cover. Do this the last 5 or 6 minutes that the potatoes are cooking, and the asparagus will steam at the same time.
  • The potatoes will be just about done when the last of your trout is going into the skillet (see below). When the potatoes are tender, take a minute to drain them and return them to the warm pot. Leave asparagus covered and set aside. Dress potatoes with chives, a drizzle of olive oil and a little salt. Leave in warm pot until trout is on the table, then transfer to a serving bowl.
  • TROUT:
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Combine egg and milk in a pie tin and beat with a fork. Place a cup of flour in a second pie tin and season well with salt and sparingly with pepper. Coat the trout fillets in egg and milk mixture, then in seasoned flour. Put fillets on a plate until all of them are dredged and ready to be cooked.
  • To the skillet add 1/2 T olive oil and 1 1/2 T butter. When butter foams, add trout and gently saute 4 fillets for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden. Transfer trout to the warm platter in the oven. Return the pan to the stove and add remaining oil and 1 1/2 T butter and saute rest of the trout. When all of the trout is cooked and added to the serving platter, add last T of butter to the pan. When the butter melts, add almonds and brown them until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove trout from oven and pour almonds over the platter. Garnsih with chopped parsley, lemon wedges and steamed asparagus spears. Serve the potatoes alongside.