Author Notes: Recently Grace Parisi had a recipe for trout using the typical sticky sweet unagi sauce. We eat eel on rice with avocado quite a bit and I was really intrigued by the idea of using trout which is so easy to find in Colorado so we tried it with a few modifications. I was surprised at how eel-y trout turned out to be. This dish is quick, cheap and satisfying. We use a green vegetable of some form and had sugarsnaps this time, but we usually do a sesame kale or spinach. - savorthis
- 1 medium shallot, chopped
- 1/4 cup soy
- 1/4 cup mirin
- 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 trout fillets
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon sambal
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 carrots, julienned
- 1 cucumber, julienned
- 1 jalapeño, seeded, julienned
- 1 avocado
- 2 tablespoons mayo
- 1 tablespoon sweet chili garlic
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon soy
- sesame seeds
- cooked rice
- a green side (asparagus, sugarsnap peas, kale, spinach) cooked quickly in oil with garlic
- Mix vinegar, sambal, sugar, s&p until dissolved. Add carrots, jalapeño and cucumber, toss and set aside. This can be done a day or two ahead and stored in the fridge.
- Preheat broiler.
- Cook the shallots over medium low heat in some oil until medium brown. Add ginger for a few minutes then soy, mirin and sugar and simmer on low for about 12 minutes or until thick. Be careful to not burn. Cool and blend. Set aside.
- Broil trout skin side up for a couple minutes and remove skin. Slather sauce on trout and broil for a couple minutes slathering twice more. Gently flip and do the same for a few more minutes. Set aside.
- Mash avocado and mix with mayo, sweet chili, soy, lime and s&p to taste.
- Put a mound of rice on a plate. Top with trout, pickled veggies, your green veggie of choice and avocado. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Avocados
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Soy
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Avocados