Pan-fried Rainbow Trout with Basil Pea Purée

July 31, 2011
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  • Serves 2
Author Notes

The trout can be served at room temperature as well. The colours are extremely pleasing to the eye with the bright coral hue of the trout and fresh green peas. —Flotch

What You'll Need
  • 1 large rainbow trout filet
  • 1/2 lime, zested
  • sprinkle of cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups frozen peas
  • handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat some olive oil in a pan.
  2. With kitchen towels dab the filet to make sure it is dry. Sprinkle the filet on both sides with the salt, pepper and cayenne. Place the filet skin side down in the pan. Sprinkle the zest on the flesh.
  3. Cook until the skin is golden and crisp, about three minutes. Then flip over and continue to cook for another three to five minutes, depending on the level on doneness you prefer.
  4. While the fish is cooking, blend all the ingredients for the puree together. Taste and see whether you would like more basil. Add the lime juice last. Serve the trout with the puree and some more lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!

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Flotch July 31, 2011
The trout and puree tastes great when served at room temperature as well.The coral trout and the fresh green hue of the peas make it a real visually pleasing dish.