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Toad in the Hole Almond Trout

Makes 2-4 servings (depending on size of trout).

Catfish or rockfish may be used as a substitute if trout cannot be found.

Approximate cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 whole trout (about 2 lbs)
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbs raisins (golden raisins suggested)
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive or coconut oil
  • lemon slices, parsley, and seedless red grapes for optional garnish

Instructions

  • Rinse and dry trout. Rub skin of fish with a splash of olive oil.
  • Toss almonds, raisins, 1 tablespoon olive oil, shallots, parsley and black pepper in a medium bowl.
  • Stuff trout with this mixture.
  • Put ¼ cup olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • When pan is hot, sauté trout for about 8-10 minutes on each side until fully cooked (flesh will flake easily with a fork).
  • Serve with a garnish of lemon, parsley and seedless red grapes (optional).

This recipe inspired in part or in whole from here.


9 Comments

  1. pjnarayanan

    How do you stuff the trout? Maybe I bought the wrong type. I picked up fillets.

    • Jason G.

      Y, i think full-bodied trout is the plan, but you can simply stack the ingredients. It’ll be a bit different, but it’s all headed to the same place. :)

  2. mattp1803

    Yeah I bought fillets too lol. So I’m assuming you buy the actual fish, and then cook it that way? Wouldn’t you still want to fillet it, to get rid of the scales?

    • Jason G.

      When I’ve cooked trout, after you’ve cooked it, the meat falls off the skin really easily, same with salmon.

  3. mattp1803

    I just prepared this for supper tonight, and it was awesome!! Very tasty, and satisfying.

  4. Noctiluca

    The rule of thumb I have learned for cooking fish is that when the skin peels off easily it’s done!

    Whole trout are very easy to cook. So stuff them with all this goodness, toss them in the pan and when you turn the fish just use a fork to gently lift the skin and see how easily it separates from the meat. I usually cook them with the head and all on but you can cut the head off first too.

    Can’t wait to try this one!

  5. eefster

    I subbed in cod instead of trout, and it was delicious!

    As an aside, though, if it’s supposed to be whole-body fish, it might be helpful to change the ingredients list to explicitly state that. I was another one misled by ‘filets’ and then confused on how to stuff it. I thought at first that maybe they were supposed to be tournedos, but ended up just piling the rest on top of the fish.

  6. Eh. Flavor is mild and boring. If I ordered this at a restaurant I wouldn’t go back. Unimpressed.

  7. Just make sure the fish is well-cleaned inside. You could take the head off, too, if the idea of eyeballs on your food makes you queasy.

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